Setting Up 802.1X Authentication with an Adaptive AP

Article ID: 54815048

Question

How to configure 802.1X Authentication Against RFS7010 Switch Internal RADIUS Server with an Adaptive AP? How to configure 802.1X Authentication Against RFS6010 Switch Internal RADIUS Server with an Adaptive AP? How to configure 802.1X Authentication Against RFS4010 or RFS4011 Switch Internal RADIUS Server with an Adaptive AP?

Facts

Adaptive AP

Answer

Adaptive AP's send RADIUS traffic directly to the destination RADIUS server. The AP does not encapsulate this traffic in WiSPe. This is true for both extended and independent WLAN's.

Clients connecting to WLAN on an Adaptive AP are unable to authenticate against the switch internal RADIUS server despite having correct user credentials.
  1. Log in to the switch GUI.
  2. Go to Security à RADIUS Server.
  3. Click the ADD button.
  4. Enter your AP IP address. 
  • Note : If you have multiple AP's you need to do this for, and they are all on the same subnet you can specify a mask to match all addresses within that subnet, removing the requirement for an individual listing for each AP.
 
o        A mask of 8 will match the first octet. Ex. 10.x.x.x
o        A mask of 16 will match the first and second octet. Ex 172.16.x.x
o        A mask of 24 will match the first, second, and third octets. Ex 192.168.1.x
o        A mask of 32 will match the full IP address. Ex. 192.168.1.1.
 
  1. Configure a shared secret which matches WLAN configuration.