802.1x

Not to be confused with 802.11x, which is the term used to describe the family of 802.11 standards for wireless LAN technology, 802.1X is the IEEE standard for port-based Network Access Control for enabling restricted use of IEEE 802 LAN service access points (ports) to secure communication between authenticated and authorized devices.

  • See 802.11 for a complete overview of the 802.11x family of specifications.

Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal is a freelance business and technology writer covering Internet technologies and online business since the late '90s.

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