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WPA Radius - AD only?

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Excuse me if I sound ignorant to this subject but, I am. I'm running 256bit WEP encryption and I'm going to soon be making that late jump to WPA. (As soon as I can figure out how it works). I've read a little about RADIUS but everything I see requires active directory. The way my network is set up is def not AD friendly so we haven't implemented it (plus the INSANE cost for CALS). Can someone explain how this really works?
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by:naveedb
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You do not need AD to implement radius. If you want a dedicated machine, just install Linux and Free Radius. Have a look at the following document:

http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-radius/

If you wish to go with windows, your IAS without AD. Use local accounts for the RADIUS instead of AD.
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by:prlit
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What is IAS?
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by:ded9
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check out this link hope will answer your query
http://www.visualwin.com/
scroll down to active directory

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hmmm, don't see anything about RADIUS or wireless security there. Am I missing it?
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by:ded9
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IAS stands for internet authentication service
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by:naveedb
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On windows, RADIUS server is part of IAS (Internet Authentication Service). Just a name of service, like IIS can be used to describe WEB Server.
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by:prlit
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Well, if I have 30 remote locations with 5 wireless users at each - and no AD, what path should I take to implement WPA?
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If you need stability and you are looking at 150 users, if you have used Linux in past or have some understanding of Linux go with freeradius.

If you want to use windows, get a stable product like clearbox

http://xperiencetech.com/download/pricing.asp

If you really want a cheap solution, go with IAS.

In any event, when you have 150 users, make sure you have more then one RADIUS server to backup. Also, you need to make sure the connectivity to main site is stable. One RADIUS becomes unavailable either due to server issue or link issue, your clients will not be able to authenticate.


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freeradius rox
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