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802.1x and EAP

Hi every body

How is everybody doing?

Does 802.1x require the usage of EAP ? or can we use 802.1x without using EAP?

thanks and have a geat weekend.

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802.1x and EAP

hi sarah,

802.1x uses the EAP framework if you will. As you pointed out, it uses supplicant, authenticator, authentication server to authenticate, authorise a client.

I don't think you can use 802.1x without EAP because you have to some framework to allow the client to authenticate etc.

thats just my opinion

HTH

Kishore

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802.1x and EAP

That is what I found.

The 802.1x protocol uses EAP protocol which in turn defines different eap messages.,Supplicant ,authenticator and radius server.

802.1x and EAP

hi sarah,

802.1x uses the EAP framework if you will. As you pointed out, it uses supplicant, authenticator, authentication server to authenticate, authorise a client.

I don't think you can use 802.1x without EAP because you have to some framework to allow the client to authenticate etc.

thats just my opinion

HTH

Kishore

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