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Dumb question, we have (3) Cisco 1240AG access points.

We've placed them on the east,center, and west side of the floor.  I'm curious how I can get all 2 (east and west) to share the center AP local Mac. address list.  We are already using EAP but wanted to put in place local Mac Authentication.  I'm curious if I was to set the center AP as a Root Bridge mode would that solve the problem.  Didn't want to create a Mac Authentication Server as of yet.  Also don't want to put Mac address in all 3 AP's.  Any help would be much appreciated, thanks.
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lrmoore has is dead on - the AP's aren't going to communicate with eachother. Do you really want to do MAC access lists? That might not be a big deal with a few PC's, but that type of restriction won't scale well if you start talking about lots of AP's and lots of clients. A better way is to use something like EAP-FAST with an external authenticator (I use the Cisco ACS) and perform AAA-based authentication. That's going to get you off to a pretty decent start. I would avoid LEAP due to some vulnerabilities.

Are you doing WEP or WPA? Have you thought about the security implications of each?
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Haven't tried it because I never do MAC Authentication, but if you do EAP thru a MS IAS server then the policy condition for Calling-Station-Identifier can be used to match the mac of the client.  However its one mac per condition so if you have a lot of clients, its not the best route.  

Just a thought anyway.
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