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802.1x for non-supported OS (Win95/98/ME)

Hi,

If I were to implement 802.1x on my wired LAN, what will happened to machines running Win95/98/ME or even Unix box? Will they bypass it or by default will be denied automatically (without getting any prompt on screen).

*no issue on Win XP & 2K

Thanks

Regards,

AK

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Re: 802.1x for non-supported OS (Win95/98/ME)

They'll be denied, cause the port on the switch will stay in the unauthorized state and not pass traffic. The following link has some good info on it:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps708/products_configuration_guide_chapter09186a00800da6ff.html#57739

Specifically:

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If a client that does not support 802.1X is connected to an unauthorized 802.1X port, the switch requests the client's identity. In this situation, the client does not respond to the request, the port remains in the unauthorized state, and the client is not granted access to the network.

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Re: 802.1x for non-supported OS (Win95/98/ME)

Hi Glenn,

Thank you for the info.

Rgds,

AK

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