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    Radius server for Meru network

    Hey ppl, just picking ur brain here. has anyone setup a radius/IAS server for your meru wireless network? What are the advantages/disadvantages if any for setting one up? Any advice and possibly a link to a 'how-to' would help me out greatly.

    -J

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    I use NPS on server 2008 as my radius for wireless.

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    Aye - same here.

    NPS used for wireless and wired RADIUS...

    What do you need to know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pantscat View Post
    Aye - same here.

    NPS used for wireless and wired RADIUS...

    What do you need to know?
    thanks for the reply. basically setting it up. Why did you go with NPS and not M$'s built in Radius? or is NPS M$ ver of Radius? I know M$ setup some what but never played around with NPS. Will look into it. thx
    -J
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    Quote Originally Posted by techie211 View Post
    thanks for the reply. basically setting it up. Why did you go with NPS and not M$'s built in Radius? or is NPS M$ ver of Radius? I know M$ setup some what but never played around with NPS. Will look into it. thx
    -J
    Its MS's version of RADIUS
    from Network Policy Server
    Network Policy Server (NPS) is the Microsoft implementation of a Remote Authentication Dial-in User Service (RADIUS) server and proxy in Windows Server 2008. NPS is the replacement for Internet Authentication Service (IAS) in Windows Server 2003.
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    Network Policy Server (NPS) is built into W2K8.

    Setting it up is fairly straight forward - in a nutshell:

    1. Add your RADIUS clients to NPS (e.g. the devices that are going to be doing the authentication on behalf of the clients. In this case I'm guessing it's your Meru controller)

    2. Create a connection request policy (e.g. tell the NPS server that it will handle Radius requests from WiFi or wired clients)

    3. Create a network policy - tell the NPS server who is allowed to be authenticated by it - I allow all "Domain Computers" to authenticate to my wireless network.
    3a. I have other network policies for wired clients - these policies do clever things like dynamic VLAN assignment based on what AD group the computer account is in.

    4. Configure the Meru box to use the NPS server for RADIUS.

    5. That's about it!

    Shout if you need any more specific pointers.

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    I had a brife flirt with Radius on a SUSE Server and Meru in order to have a captive portal, but we just use local users on the meru for the moment....

    Something that may get revisited...

    Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by pantscat View Post
    Network Policy Server (NPS) is built into W2K8.

    Setting it up is fairly straight forward - in a nutshell:

    1. Add your RADIUS clients to NPS (e.g. the devices that are going to be doing the authentication on behalf of the clients. In this case I'm guessing it's your Meru controller)

    2. Create a connection request policy (e.g. tell the NPS server that it will handle Radius requests from WiFi or wired clients)

    3. Create a network policy - tell the NPS server who is allowed to be authenticated by it - I allow all "Domain Computers" to authenticate to my wireless network.
    3a. I have other network policies for wired clients - these policies do clever things like dynamic VLAN assignment based on what AD group the computer account is in.

    4. Configure the Meru box to use the NPS server for RADIUS.

    5. That's about it!

    Shout if you need any more specific pointers.
    hey pantscat, thanks for the info. I'm having a hard time getting the clients to connect to the SSID's. Not sure what else I need to configure. Do you have documentation I can go by that helped you and I may benefit from? any help is appreciated.

    -Jr

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    is this for Captive Portal? if so the client should connect to the SSID and only do radius when a web request is made.

    Rob

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    Hi techie211, feel free to mail me directly mhowell@merunetworks.com and I'll put you in touch with the right people
    Many thanks
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