a router as NAS

Alan DeKok aland at deployingradius.com
Mon Jul 16 18:34:51 CEST 2012

Si St wrote:
> Q:Buxey:
> Hi,
> what makes you think you can send RADIUS requests to this router and for
> it
> to then send those requests to your server? 
> A:Because the router documentation said it: 
> "-WPA-Enterprise
>     This option works with a RADIUS Server to authenticate wireless
>     clients. Wireless clients should have established the necessary
>     credentials before attempting to authenticate to the Server through
>     this Gateway. Furthermore, it may be necessary to configure the
>     RADIUS Server to allow this Gateway to authenticate users."

  That text does NOT say the router accepts RADIUS requests.

> I really cant help for that the docu is unprecise, has lacks etc.

  It assumes that you are familiar with RADIUS and wireless
configuration.  If you're not, the text is hard to understand.

> The
> "credentials " and understand as certs, the "configure" is very sparse
> if PORTS have to be taken in consideration. - But we are really getting
> somewhere taking PORTS into my knowledge. But I do not how to configure
> this and where. If the router has the 1812 configured I would assume
> that radius would return through the same port. I will try to read
> through the files in raddb to find something about it. Could
> /etc/service give a clue? 


  Read more about RADIUS and wireless configuration.  Start with Wikipedia.

  Alan DeKok.

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