What does ReAuthEnabled on Dlink switch mean?

Dears,

first, please see the attached image.

What does ReAuthEnabled under 802.1x tab means?
I know what is 802.1x.
Ii noticed that many of clients connected to that switch frequently facing a network disconnect problems, i have to disable/enable NIC adapter in order to re connect, can ReAuthEnabled  help me in my case?

Thank you.
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Suliman Abu KharroubIT Consultant Asked:
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donmanrobbCommented:
That is ultimately is defined by whether or not 802.1x is running in single or multi mode.
If it's single mode (which if memory serves is port mode on D-Link) then it would authenticate whatever is connected to the port, if its multi/mac address mode then it would auth all the hosts connected once.
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donmanrobbCommented:
ReAuth is simply used to have 802.1x periodically reauthenticate the port.
It might help you would with your timeout issue.
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Suliman Abu KharroubIT Consultant Author Commented:
Thank you for you response.

so if I disabled it, the port will authenticate one time, right ?

if the machine connected to that port ( already authenticated), will the port disable the port until it will authenticate again ?
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donmanrobbCommented:
Yes if it is disabled it will only auth one time.
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Suliman Abu KharroubIT Consultant Author Commented:
Hummm,

thank you, you answered my first question.

but I think my second question was not clear.

I meant will the switch authenticate one time per machine (connected to port) or one time for all machines connected to that port ?

thank you again.
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Suliman Abu KharroubIT Consultant Author Commented:
great explanation.

thank you!
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