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"In 802.1X, the concept is that you have to log into a network, and until you do, the actual hardware device to which you're connecting -- whether it's a wireless base station or a wired Ethernet switch -- completely disables your connection's access to the rest of the network. When you login, you're connected just to the hub or base station, which passes on your login information to a server that has a database of users and their credentials (which can be password, digital certificates, or other methods of ensuring someone is who they say he or she is)."

 (Submitted by Noel Tue Mar 16, 2004 )


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