2504 WLC and AD Workstations

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Nov 1st, 2013
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I have a 2504 controller, and 5 3600 APs.

We have a bunch of wireless workstations, and I would like them to be able to access the wireless without a password, just if the PC is part of the domain.

So, what Im asking is:

How can I authenticate a domain PC thru the wireless APs? Without a password. Basically, if the PC has an account on the domain, it should be allowed to have network access. If the PC is NOT part of the domain, it cannot access the network.

How can I do that?  I tried LDAP, but it requires Web Authentication, and thats not what Im looking for.


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Richard Atkin Fri, 11/01/2013 - 05:51
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To do it properly you need to enable "Machine only" machine authentication a part of a protocol like PEAP-MSCHAPv2.  This means you need a RADIUS Server and some SSL Certificates as well.

The cheap and cheerful way however, is to put a WPA2-AES PSK on your WLAN and pre-configure your machines with the key.

Corneliu Paunescu Fri, 11/01/2013 - 10:39
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If I may ask,

How do you enable "Machine Only" authentication? All I see is Web Authentication.


Scott Fella Sun, 11/03/2013 - 07:54
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On the WLC WLAN, you need to oly use WPA + WPA2 then 802.1x.  For setup, you can search around to see how its configured, depending on what radius server you will use.




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