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I have a Cisco AIR-AP1131AG-A K9 that I am running from a cisco 3560G switch port.  I do not have a wireless controller for the enterprise so would like to know if I can configure a Radius Server local on the 1131AG in order to use WPA.  The docs I have say I can run WEP, but my understanding is that is not secure.

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Larry
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by:jekl2000
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A radius server is just used for network user authentication and is separate from encryption.
According to this page:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6087/products_data_sheet0900aecd801b9058.html  it supports WPA and WPA2 , if not, check for firmware updates

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You can have either radius do the authentication or have a static key (password/phrase) for authentication. WEP is definately less secure than WPA, but is not that easy to break.
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I did not find the procedure to create the radius server local on the ap using the configuration menu, could you give me some pointers?
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The radius server would be on a Windows Server using IAS or on a Linux box using freeradius etc etc. Ordinarily there are not embedded radius servers on AP's.
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Thanks for the Input, however I probably did not ask the correct question.  I wanted to know how to create a radius server and utilyze wpa encryption and authentication on the Access Point itself.  I finally went to TAC at cisco and turns out it was a breeze(always is when you know how).  Basically you create a radius server local on the ap, then use the management function of the ap to setup encryption.
That way the AP will handle its own WPA .
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PAQ & REFUND
The answer to this post was how to create a radias server on the wireless access point.  I fumbled through the solution.  Thanks to all that replied.
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