CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q176

Which of the following would Pete, a security administrator, do to limit a wireless signal from penetrating the exterior walls?

A. Implement TKIP encryption
B. Consider antenna placement
C. Disable the SSID broadcast
D. Disable WPA

Correct Answer: B
Section: Network Security

Cinderblock walls, metal cabinets, and other barriers can reduce signal strength significantly. Therefore, antenna placement is critical.

Incorrect Answers:
A: This option deals with encryption, not signal strength.
C: This option would “cloak” the network, not limit its signal strength.
D: This option deals with authentication, not signal strength.

Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, pp. 172, 173, 177, 183