HELP!!! Need to build a RADIUS server for our wireless network

rsnellman
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Hi, I have been tasked to setup a RADIUS server for our new wireless infrastructure.

I was wondering what is your recommendations how to setup a RADIUS server for the following:

Server: Server 2008 R2 Standard
WAPs: Cisco 1142 (11n)

Obvious, authentication will occur using AD, hence, the RADIUS server.

I was wondering if you had any links, step-by-step instructions, etc. to assist in setting up a 2008 RADIUS server to accomplish this.

Like for example, RADIUS server needs to be a member server on the domain?  Not sure, never set one up.

Thanks in advance.
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Windows 2008 has RADIUS built in.

Have a look here to see if it's the sort of thing you're looking for - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/network/bb629414
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RADIUS is part of the NPS role service in Windows Server 2008. It needs to be installed on any domain member server or on the domain controller. You could also mix the NPS with AD CS for better security.

Here are some links that could help:

http://araihan.wordpress.com/2010/04/30/complete-guide-to-build-a-cisco-wireless-infrastructure-using-cisco-wlc-5500-cisco-1142-ap-and-microsoft-radius-server/

http://techblog.mirabito.net.au/?p=87

http://araihan.wordpress.com/2009/11/11/windows-server-2008-how-to-configure-network-policy-server-nps-or-radius-server/
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Awesome.  That will work.  Thanks.


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