802.1x Issue

Alan Buxey A.L.M.Buxey at lboro.ac.uk
Mon Dec 3 17:52:52 CET 2012

>    Have you guys hear about SecureW2 ?
>    People from Cloudpath Networks said they can make it work MD5 hash
>    passwords on 802.1x with TTLS-PAP.
>    They said i can make it work aswell with EAP-TLS via certificates and PKI.
>    Is that correct ? Have anyone tested that before ?

i'll repeat what was already said in this thread:

"Old Windows systems need an extra supplicant to do other forms of EAP such as EAP-TTLS/PAP                                       - eg open1X or SecureW2 - Windows 8 now natively supports such EAP methods "

so...yes, if you have a backend constraint then you can get around this 
by making your customers install a 3rd party program to allow eg EAP-TTLS/PAP
to be used - which means you can use eg MD5 passwords in the backend.

your level of success with such 3rd party supplicants will be mixed and varied...sometimes
it wont install, sometimes it has issues with the wireless drivers.


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