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Frequent Contributor II
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Registered: ‎01-31-2013

Mix of IAP92 and IAP103 with MAC Auth

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Hi,

I have an Instant cluster with a mix of IAP92 and IAP103. The customer wants to activate the MAC Authentication, but it can't work fine because the IAP92 with firware version 6.4.x lose the Internal RADIUS function.

Is there a way to do anyway the MAC Auth without create 2 separate IAP cluster?

 

Thanks,

Massimo

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Massimo Gallina
Telecommunications engineer - ACMP2013
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Registered: ‎12-01-2010

Re: Mix of IAP92 and IAP103 with MAC Auth

You could downgrade code to a version which still supports internal RADIUS.

You could set up an external RADIUS server.

 

Have you tried forcing a 103 to be VC and using internal? I don't know whether the internal RADIUS is done be each iAP or the VC.

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Re: Mix of IAP92 and IAP103 with MAC Auth

You do know that MAC authentication is almost as easy to bypass than WEP?

 

Meaning that it would take me longer to think of trying it than to hijack a MAC address once I did.

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Frequent Contributor II
Posts: 149
Registered: ‎01-31-2013

Re: Mix of IAP92 and IAP103 with MAC Auth

Hi Matthew,

I can't downgrade the firmware because otherwise the IAP103 are not supported.

I could try to use an external RADIUS Server but I can't add other services to the customer.

 

Your third suggestion sounds interesting. I will try it in the next days.

 

P.S: Matthew, I know well that MAC AUTH is easy to bypass, but the customer has requested it, even if I have explain to him all the cons.

 

Thanks,

Massimo

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Massimo Gallina
Telecommunications engineer - ACMP2013
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