CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q165

A company provides secure wireless Internet access for visitors and vendors working onsite. Some of the vendors using older technology report that they are unable to access the wireless network after entering the correct network information. Which of the following is the MOST likely reason for this issue?

A. The SSID broadcast is disabled.
B. The company is using the wrong antenna type.
C. The MAC filtering is disabled on the access point.
D. The company is not using strong enough encryption.

Correct Answer: A
Section: Network Security

When the SSID is broadcast, any device with an automatic detect and connect feature is able to see the network and can initiate a connection with it. The fact that they cannot access the network means that they are unable to see it.

Explanation:
When the SSID is broadcast, any device with an automatic detect and connect feature is able to see the network and can initiate a connection with it. The fact that they cannot access the network means that they are unable to see it.

Incorrect Answers:
B: The antenna type deals with signal strength and direction. It will not have a bearing on whether technology is older.
C: The network information is being given to the vendors, therefore MAC filtering is not the issue.
D: The network information is being given to the vendors, therefore encryption is not the issue.

References:
Stewart, James Michael, CompTIA Security+ Review Guide, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, p. 61