CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q174

Jane, an administrator, needs to make sure the wireless network is not accessible from the parking area of their office. Which of the following would BEST help Jane when deploying a new access point?

A. Placement of antenna
B. Disabling the SSID
C. Implementing WPA2
D. Enabling the MAC filtering

Correct Answer: A
Section: Network Security

You should try to avoid placing access points near metal (which includes appliances) or near the ground. Placing them in the center of the area to be served and high enough to get around most obstacles is recommended. On the chance that the signal is actually traveling too far, some access points include power level controls, which allow you to reduce the amount of output provided.

Incorrect Answers:
B: This option would “cloak” the network, not limit its signal strength.
C: This deals with authentication and would not make sure that the network is inaccessible from the parking area.
D: This would require clients to furnish the security administrator with their device’s MAC address.

Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, pp. 172, 177, 178, 183