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Need a workstation to automatically authenticate on the through LWAPP managed WLC...

Last Modified: 2013-12-09
I need a select set of workstations to act as if they were hard wired. These are not laptops but desktop PC's with Linksys wireless NIC's. I need them to be authenticated by the LWAPP/WLC and issued a DHCP ip automatically when they boot up so we can push out software updates at night.

I have a domain DHCP server and have tested the WLC will pass an IP if security is turned off. I have a CA root authority server configured. I have an IAS configured (it supports RADIUS for our PIX firewall at this time).

Has anyone done this before and if so what are the steps involved?
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Thanks for the info... I do see where that is and once I get the authentication to work, that should help.

However, I am still running into a problem. The IAS is reporting a login failure whenever the client tries to log on. I get an error in the log about a bad user name or password. When I look at the IAS log, I see the following.

<domain name>\0205ae4b90 unknown user name or bad password. What I don't know is where the WLC gets the user name?!? It seems to be random. That is, if I reboot the laptop, the user name changes. Until the WLC starts to pass the correct user name, I fear I am stuck. But I don't know where to change this in the Cisco WLC.

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Thanks for the links. They were very helpful. I had not set the "Authenticate when the network is ready" option.

I was also on target but found I was missing one critical option on the WLC. I had selected WAP2 but not WAP. I changed the settings to WAP w/TKIP and WAP2 w/AES and the workstation linked up.

I also found from several other sources that the adaptor drivers are critical in getting PEAP to work correctly. I still have an issue with my laptop but the workstation seems to have the right mix of drivers and WLC settings to get the lab on-line.

Thanks for the help. Cheers...

Glad to here you got it up.  If you can, post some of the sources you found.  I would like to read them as well.

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