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Wireless Requirements

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  • 1.  Wireless Requirements

    Posted Jul 30, 2015 06:38 PM

    Hello everyone,

     

    I am brand new to Aruba and to this forum!  From what I have seen, it looks like the Aruba solution is very good.  We are looking to upgrade our wireless and have the following requirements.  I am hoping most all of these features are available with Aruba Instant, they are as follows:

     

    -SSIDs based on VLAN (SSID EMPLOYEE=Vlan 20, SSID GUEST=Vlan 30)

    -Custom Internal Captive Portal with RADIUS Authentication for guest access

    -RADIUS Authentication (EAP-TLS with Windows NPS and Certificate Services)

    -Wireless Schedule to turn off wireless at night

     

    Please let me know what features are available from this list.  Hopefully most everything will be.  



  • 2.  RE: Wireless Requirements
    Best Answer

    Posted Jul 31, 2015 04:36 AM

    HI,

     

    Aruba supports all the above features, the following features can be fulfilled with Controllers itself.

    -SSIDs based on VLAN (SSID EMPLOYEE=Vlan 20, SSID GUEST=Vlan 30)

    -Custom Internal Captive Portal with RADIUS Authentication for guest access

    -RADIUS Authentication (EAP-TLS with Windows NPS and Certificate Services)

     

    Only Wireless Schedule to turn off wireless at night" require Aruba Airwave server

     

    Please feel free for any further help on this.



  • 3.  RE: Wireless Requirements

    Posted Jul 31, 2015 04:54 AM

    @neaxman wrote:

    Hello everyone,

     

    I am brand new to Aruba and to this forum!  From what I have seen, it looks like the Aruba solution is very good.  We are looking to upgrade our wireless and have the following requirements.  I am hoping most all of these features are available with Aruba Instant, they are as follows:

     

    -SSIDs based on VLAN (SSID EMPLOYEE=Vlan 20, SSID GUEST=Vlan 30)

    -Custom Internal Captive Portal with RADIUS Authentication for guest access

    -RADIUS Authentication (EAP-TLS with Windows NPS and Certificate Services)

    -Wireless Schedule to turn off wireless at night

     

    Please let me know what features are available from this list.  Hopefully most everything will be.  


    - SSID based vlan can be done on instant and is fairly trivial

    - Instant supports a custom internal captive portal, but it is fairly rudimentary.  You would want an external web server to supply a custom portal.

    - Instant does do radius authentication and supports the various EAP flavors, yes.

    - Wireless schedule can only be done with the Airwave management tool on instant