I have just put in 1231 access points using a variety of Radius servers to authenticate wireless clients usins EAP, one for each SSID actually. One of the Radius servers is the AAA server on the WLSE express. Now i want to get WDS working, but I am getting confused when it comes to authenticating the WDS. I have started to setup one of the AP's as WDS, and its current state is Administratively Stand-alone - Active. What does this mean ? i would like to use the WLSE Express to authenticate all the other AP's to the WDs. Is that possible, or should I use the local radius server on the WDS AP ?
I have been successful in getting the Infrastructure AP's to authenticate to the WDS AP. Their status is "registered". However, it appears that as soon as I do this, I lose the ability to authenticate my wireless clients via MS-PEAP. Previously all the AP's could authenticate clients via 4 separate Radius servers (one for each SSID).
I assume the loss of authentication stems from all the infrastructure AP's talking to the WDS for authentication. I have also tried to authenticate clients via the WDS AP and this has failed as well.