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802.1x - Secuirty policies

Hello All

for 802.1x authentication what should be the security policy confgiured on the WLC








hope to get some help


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Hi  Vishal.You need to set in

Hi  Vishal.

You need to set in layer 2 WPA + WPA2

And below in Authintication Key Managemente select 802.1X


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WPA2 is not available alone.

WPA2 is not available alone. You need to select WPA+WPA2 as many clients still work on WPA.

Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA or WPA1) and WPA2 are standards-based security solutions from the Wi-Fi Alliance that provide data protection and access control for wireless LAN systems. WPA1 is compatible with the IEEE 802.11i standard but was implemented prior to the standard’s ratification; WPA2 is the Wi-Fi Alliance's implementation of the ratified IEEE 802.11i standard.

By default, WPA1 uses Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) and message integrity check (MIC) for data protection while WPA2 uses the stronger Advanced Encryption Standard encryption algorithm using Counter Mode with Cipher Block Chaining Message Authentication Code Protocol (AES-CCMP). Both WPA1 and WPA2 use 802.1X for authenticated key management by default.

You should select [WPA2][Auth(802.1X)]. 802.1x is the standard for wireless LAN security, as defined by IEEE, is called 802.1X for 802.11, or simply 802.1X. An access point that supports 802.1X acts as the interface between a wireless client and an authentication server, such as a RADIUS server, to which the access point communicates over the wired network. If 802.1X is selected, only 802.1X clients are supported.



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