03-06-2014 08:51 AM
Can we connect a switch to Rap wired port and have 802.1x authentication on swicth wired ports for users?
Old VBN VRD states we cant have802.1x on L2 switch connected to RAP wired port .
What kind of switch is required for this purpose ?
03-06-2014 01:24 PM
This should work. Any switch that does 802.1x would be supported. The RAP is simply an uplink to that L2 switch.
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03-07-2014 10:19 AM
Yep It should work..but the old VBN_VRD states that we can not have L2 switch in front of RAP if we are using 802.1x authentication.... has anyone tested with L2, L3 switch or aruba switches ??
03-07-2014 10:29 AM - edited 03-07-2014 10:55 AM
The issue with a switch in front of a RAP port but having the RAP handle 802.1x is that the switch may not pass the EAP packets through to the RAP. Un-managed switches probably don't have this issue but if your switch has any intelligence, it will probably intercept the EAP packets.
03-07-2014 10:54 AM
It all depends if the switch (managed or unmanaged) intercepts EAP frames. Any switch that has native 802.1x support will most likely intercept the EAP frames. Unmanaged switches typically don't have support for 802.1x so they blindly pass the frames along. Again no guarantee until you test it, this is not an issue on the RAP but whether the RAP will get the EAP frames.