Saturday, May 21, 2011

AP Authentication vs. MFP

If you have ever been confused by these two settings, you're not alone.  MFP and AP Authentication are both configured from the same page via the WLC GUI.  This makes one ponder the difference between the two options.

According to Cisco, AP Authentication is used for encrypting the AP to AP RRM traffic whereas MFP is used to protect the 802.11 management frames (hence the name...).  Also, it should be noted that these two options are mutually exclusive.

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