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Can i use 3rd party ap with cisco ise?

I interested to deploy cisco ISE to my network.

that consists many catalyst switch (4503-E,2960G,2960S) and 3 of cisco ap. (2x1600,1252)

but other than that 3 cisco ap, my network including other vendor ap,

such as 5 of asus DD-wrt based ap, dlink ap and tp-link ap. 

So in this situation can i deploy cisco ise? 

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Leo Laohoo
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No you can not use ISE like this but looking at your topology you only might need this for authentication for that you can use any open source radius server it would be a better option


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What i need? kaftan. Thanks for looking at my thread.

can you tell why you want to use ISE and for wireless you need Cisco wireless solution (recommenced) for fully utilizes the ISE functionality.

I need to use ise for guest network on one of my VLAN network.

have web authen, print a ticket, network speed allocation, time usage per code etc.



I've choose cisco use because in my network cisco take a big role.

4503-E as core switch, isr 3845 as router.

just some wifi-n-ap that hard to remove it.

so i need to go this direction. thanks

Scott Fella
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Look at the basics first... wireless systems work only with its own wireless system.  Having a mix of vendors wireless will not work well, especially if you are using 802.1x.  It doesn't matter if you want to use ISE, NPS, or FreeRadius.  You need to provide a wireless system that works, then you can look at what radius you want to use.

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