Vipin Jain speaks out about .1X and basic security issues on wireless networks: Straight from the horse's mouth, we hear about the utility of 802.1X, which will almost certainly become the authentication method of choice at hot spots before 2005 for all the reasons he cites. I expect to see more and more 802.1X-for-hire that could serve home users and small enterprise users alike.
One funny statement by Jain: 802.1x has been adopted in operating systems such as Linux. There are commercial Linux 802.1X clients (from Meetinghouse, etc.), but the open-source project is still a work in progress.