On IEEE 802.1x roaming

Alan DeKok aland at deployingradius.com
Wed Feb 28 10:28:26 CET 2007

Josh Shamir wrote:
> Now I need that the Supplicants can do "roaming" between the Access Points.
> The IEEE 802.1X asserts that can be used two mechanisms to obtain roaming :
> - PMK Caching
> - Pre Authentication
> I would to know how I could implement this mechanisms in my system. Are
> requested special configuration of FreeRADIUS or to implement roaming I
> must only configure the Access Point (If so, how I can do this)?

  No.  Both systems rely on the supplicant to do almost all the work.
The RADIUS server isn't involved.

  See also


  for a reasonable introduction to the topic.

  Alan DeKok.
  http://deployingradius.com       - The web site of the book
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