Authenticating Laptop without a Certificate Installed

McSparin, Joe jmcsparin at
Tue Jan 24 21:53:22 CET 2012

When I connect a mobile phone or a tablet to my wireless network it
works fine even though they don't have a certificate installed.  I am
checking the MAC address and putting them into a public vlan if it is
not found.  However when I connect a windows laptop that does not have a
certificate installed it doesn't allow it.  It won't connect and radius
says it has an unknown CA I am using PEAP which it is my understanding
would allow you to connect with a user name and password and no
certificate if you told it not to validate the certificate.  It is
important that people be able to connect even if they don't have a
certificate and I just control it based on the mac address.


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