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Converting Open network to Enhanced Open

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  • 1.  Converting Open network to Enhanced Open

    Posted Oct 01, 2022 10:30 AM
    We're working on configuring a new 802.1x SSID but don't want to introduce that until it's tested thoroughly and it's not within the first month of school. I don't want to cause disruptions.

    We currently have an open SSID with a captive portal and MAC authentication. I get that this is not ideal but would it be feasible to convert it to Enhanced Open, gaining a bit more security, until the 802.1x network is live? Is it as easy as just flipping a checkbox? I'm guessing not.

    Nathan K

  • 2.  RE: Converting Open network to Enhanced Open

    Posted Oct 01, 2022 06:59 PM
    Keep testing your 802.1x SSID.  That should be your target: it has fewer variables than enhanced open.  Some clients (and some access points) do not support enhanced open, so it is only a half solution until they do.

    Any opinions expressed here are solely my own and not necessarily that of Hewlett Packard Enterprise or Aruba Networks.

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