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WAP321: How to configure 802.1x?


I've configured both the RADIUS server and verifies EAP-TLS authentication via clients. This is however not 802.1x, I want to make the device work with 802.1x via the air to route clients properly. However as it is now, I am unsure on how to configure the device. I see many references in the documentation to set the mode to WEP and 802.1x for the SSID. I only have no encryption, WPA-Personal and WPA-Enterprise from the dropdowns. Adding in the 802.1X supplicant information (username, passord and .pem certificate from the CA with private key) did not change behaviour.

Thoughts on what I might be missing to get it working?


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WAP321: How to configure 802.1x?

Dear Rune,

Thank you for reaching Small Business Support Community.

If you have already followed the 802.1X Supplicant configuration described in page 112, chapter 6, on the admin guide;

All I can suggest you is to make sure you are running on the latest firmware release version;

And then contact the Small Business Support Center to have a TAC engineer figure this out;

Please do not hesitate to reach me back if there is anything I may assist you with in the meantime.

Kind regards,

Jeffrey Rodriguez S. .:|:.:|:.
Cisco Customer Support Engineer

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WAP321: How to configure 802.1x?


I worked some on this issue over the weekend and I think I resolved it in a proper manner.

The 802.1x supplicant information on the WAP321 is to enable it to access already 802.1x enabled ports on a switch, ie its itself a device.

The WPA2-Enterprise is what one defines as (one of) the wireless network(s), with a properly configured RADIUS server, it will hand out and override any VLAN's in the air for the client on a per-device basis. This was the "revelation" that led me to the conclusion that enabling 802.1x over the air in the documentation is misleading in regards to the Open with 802.1x setting which is not available for selection on my WAP321.

Best regards,

Rune "TheFlyingCorpse" Darrud


WAP321: How to configure 802.1x?

Hi Rune

I think the follwing will help you for configuring 802.1X . If you any future questions please contact me.

Configuration of 802.1X Authentication on WAP121 and WAP321 Access Points


Punith Kumar Neelam

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