Radius Authentication on a Cisco WS-C2924-XL Running 12.0(5)XU

Posted on 2010-09-13
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Could anyone please tell me if Radius authentication is supported on the Cisco WS-C2924-XL running 12.0(5)XU and if so, point me in the direction of a document on how to configure it please?

Thanks in advance.
Question by:Suncore
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Billy - thankyou, just what I was looking for - the radius-server command is not available frm my global config menu though - do you have any ideas why this might be ?

Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software

IOS (tm) C2900XL Software (C2900XL-C3H2S-M), Version 12.0(5)XU, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

Copyright (c) 1986-2000 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Mon 03-Apr-00 16:37 by swati

Image text-base: 0x00003000, data-base: 0x00301398

ROM: Bootstrap program is C2900XL boot loader

UALHONET1 uptime is 1 hour, 52 minutes

System returned to ROM by power-on

System image file is "flash:c2900XL-c3h2s-mz-120.5-XU.bin"

cisco WS-C2924-XL (PowerPC403GA) processor (revision 0x11) with 8192K/1024K bytes of memory.

Processor board ID 0x0E, with hardware revision 0x01

Last reset from power-on

Processor is running Enterprise Edition Software

Cluster command switch capable

Cluster member switch capable

24 FastEthernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)

32K bytes of flash-simulated non-volatile configuration memory.

Base ethernet MAC Address: 00:03:6B:F7:7B:80

Motherboard assembly number: 73-3382-08

Power supply part number: 34-0834-01

Motherboard serial number: FAB043730NT

Power supply serial number: PHI042005LG

Model revision number: A0

Motherboard revision number: B0

Model number: WS-C2924-XL-EN

System serial number: FAB0438T1P9

Configuration register is 0xF

-- -- -- --


Enter configuration commands, one per line.  End with CNTL/Z.


% Unrecognized command


Configure commands:

  aaa                         Authentication, Authorization and Accounting.

  access-list                 Add an access list entry

  alias                       Create command alias

  arp                         Set a static ARP entry

  banner                      Define a login banner

  boot                        Boot Commands

  buffers                     Adjust system buffer pool parameters

  cdp                         Global CDP configuration subcommands

  cgmp                        Global CGMP configuration commands

  class-map                   Configure QoS Class Map

  clock                       Configure time-of-day clock

  cluster                     Cluster configuration commands

  default                     Set a command to its defaults

  default-value               Default character-bits values

  downward-compatible-config  Generate a configuration compatible with older


  enable                      Modify enable password parameters

  end                         Exit from configure mode

  exception                   Exception handling

  exit                        Exit from configure mode

  file                        Adjust file system parameters

  help                        Description of the interactive help system

  hostname                    Set system's network name

  interface                   Select an interface to configure

  ip                          Global IP configuration subcommands

  line                        Configure a terminal line

  logging                     Modify message logging facilities

  mac-address-table           Configure the MAC address table

  map-class                   Configure static map class

  map-list                    Configure static map list

  no                          Negate a command or set its defaults

  ntp                         Configure NTP

  policy-map                  Configure QoS Policy Map

  priority-list               Build a priority list

  privilege                   Command privilege parameters

  queue-list                  Build a custom queue list

  rmon                        Remote Monitoring

  scheduler                   Scheduler parameters

  service                     Modify use of network based services

  shutdown                    Shutdown system elements

  snmp-server                 Modify SNMP parameters

  spanning-tree               Spanning Tree Subsystem

  stackmaker                  Specify stack name and add its member

  tacacs-server               Modify TACACS query parameters

  tftp-server                 Provide TFTP service for netload requests

  time-range                  Define time range entries

  udld                        Configure global UDLD setting

  username                    Establish User Name Authentication

  vmps                        VMPS settings

  vtp                         Configure global VTP state


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c2900XL-c3h2s-mz-120.5-XU.bin is actually an older image.. go figure:

It appears that you have to actually upgrade to 12.0(5)WC train, but at least a WC5; the latest is 12.0.5-WC17(ED)

Minimum Memory: DRAM:16 MB  Flash:8 MB

Here is a config guide specifically for the 2900:


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Thanks - will have to upgrade IOS.

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