How to configure local MAC authentication on an AP


Wed, 11/18/2009 - 18:22
Jun 18th, 2009


MAC address authentication can be accomplished on a Access Point (AP) in these two ways:

  • Using a centralized RADIUS server to perform RADIUS-based MAC authentication

  • Using a locally configured database to perform MAC address authentication

Using a local database to authenticate users based on MAC address is called Local MAC address authentication.

For information on how to configure local MAC authentication on an AP, refer to Configuring/Enabling Local MAC Authentication.

Problem Type

Configure / Configuration issues


Access point

Security Options

MAC address authentication (Media Access Control)



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