OT: 802.1x CPE device with _wired_ supplicant support

Alexander Clouter alex at digriz.org.uk
Sat Feb 28 14:39:28 CET 2009

* Vegard Svanberg <vegard at svanberg.no> [Fri, 27 Feb 2009 11:33:48 +0100]:
> Sorry for the OT. My alibi is that the device will authenticate through
> a switch and Freeradius. :-)
> I'm looking for a cheap 802.1x CPE device ("broadband router" like, you
> know, with a 4-port embedded switch, wan-port and wireless support)
> which can be an 802.1x supplicant on the wired WAN port.
You should probably wonder over to the OpenWRT website and find some    
suitable hardware there.

> It's seems such devices are hard to find, and I'm surprised as to why
> the usual broadband router manufacturers don't implement this. Any
> suggestions on where to find / what devices to use?
How many ISP's do you know use 802.1X to authenticate their userbase?  
We have enough trouble trying to get to to work right on a LAN...


Alexander Clouter
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