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KeN Etter
05-Nov-2012, 22:01
I am currently providing wifi in my building with a simple Linksys
wireless router. This is only for internet access - no access to my
network - and is used by guests and employees. I would like to
provide wireless access to my network for employees. But I want
something that requires them to login using their network username and
password. So I need a device that can verify this via LDAP. Servicing
an 18,000 sq ft building and 60 employees - so not a big system - need
something inexpensive. Suggestions?

Ken

KBOYLE
05-Nov-2012, 22:48
KeN Etter wrote:

> I am currently providing wifi in my building with a simple Linksys
> wireless router. This is only for internet access - no access to my
> network - and is used by guests and employees. I would like to
> provide wireless access to my network for employees. But I want
> something that requires them to login using their network username and
> password. So I need a device that can verify this via LDAP. Servicing
> an 18,000 sq ft building and 60 employees - so not a big system - need
> something inexpensive. Suggestions?
>
> Ken

Take a look at authentication using a Radius server. Many inexpensive
devices support Radius Authentication.

http://freeradius.org/

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ashmoore
05-Nov-2012, 22:56
how about Meraki?
Very cool solution, great price and stupidly simple to setup - really,
really simple.
I setup radius on OES for the authentication - not even slightly
simple. But the Windows version is much easier. (I have noticed that
happens a lot)


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KeN Etter
06-Nov-2012, 14:19
On Mon, 05 Nov 2012 21:48:25 GMT, "KBOYLE"
<KBOYLE@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:

>KeN Etter wrote:
>
>> I am currently providing wifi in my building with a simple Linksys
>> wireless router. This is only for internet access - no access to my
>> network - and is used by guests and employees. I would like to
>> provide wireless access to my network for employees. But I want
>> something that requires them to login using their network username and
>> password. So I need a device that can verify this via LDAP. Servicing
>> an 18,000 sq ft building and 60 employees - so not a big system - need
>> something inexpensive. Suggestions?
>>
>> Ken
>
>Take a look at authentication using a Radius server. Many inexpensive
>devices support Radius Authentication.
>
>http://freeradius.org/

Thanks...I'll check it out.
Ken

KeN Etter
06-Nov-2012, 14:19
On Mon, 05 Nov 2012 21:56:01 GMT, ashmoore
<ashmoore@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:

>
>how about Meraki?
>Very cool solution, great price and stupidly simple to setup - really,
>really simple.
>I setup radius on OES for the authentication - not even slightly
>simple. But the Windows version is much easier. (I have noticed that
>happens a lot)

Thanks...I'll check it out.
Ken

George
06-Nov-2012, 14:27
On 11/5/2012 4:56 PM, ashmoore wrote:
>
> how about Meraki?
> Very cool solution, great price and stupidly simple to setup - really,
> really simple.
> I setup radius on OES for the authentication - not even slightly
> simple. But the Windows version is much easier. (I have noticed that
> happens a lot)
>
>
The thing with Meraki it is in "the cloud" so it is less secure than
simply adding a radius server.

ashmoore
06-Nov-2012, 22:26
Meraki is indeed in the cloud - but the radius implementation is behind
the firewall and only between the AP and the radius server - so no cloud
is involved.

I would say freeradius in an OES/edir environment is one of the least
documented solutions out there.
There is some documentation, but most of it is extremely out of date
and/or very limited.
Most of it is for the freeradius V1 and all of it is hacking about with
a gazillion different config files.
I have it working, but only after lots of painful experimentation.
Unless you like complex rules and figuring out how to make it all work,
do yourself a favor and choose another radius server :)


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