ARTICLE: RADIUS design for universities

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Wed Jun 30 23:32:17 CEST 2021

** RADIUS design for universities
University environments present challenges for RADIUS system design. Every hour, on the hour, thousands of students close their laptops, move to a different location, and open them again. This unique environment requires a unique infrastructure to support it.

Every hour, on the hour, thousands of university students need to be authenticated, and their thousands of laptops need to be assigned IP addresses. All of these students must get on the network quickly and efficiently, otherwise the help desk will be flooded with complaints. This process becomes even more challenging when, as is commonly the case, a university has multiple campuses in different locations, but authentication servers are only provisioned at a central location.

At Network RADIUS, we have created a standard RADIUS infrastructure for universities and colleges. This infrastructure has been deployed at multiple sites, where it has proven to be both fast, and stable.

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