RADIUS Authentication - OS X 10.6 Server & Gaming Systems

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by ccharlton, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2009
    Hey guys,

    1st post. Wanted to see if there are any methods for allowing non-WPA2 Enterprise clients to access my wireless LAN without having to import the certificate and authenticate with username/password. Perhaps filtering by MAC address.

    All my PC's and Mac's are working fine but I have a Wii, PS3, Xbox 360 and a Sony Bravia TV that connect wirelessly.

  2. macrumors regular

    Jan 12, 2009
    Do these devices need to access anything on your LAN, or do they just need Internet access ?

    If they need LAN access, then if you're thinking about just using mac address filtering for them, then why bother with WPA2e for the rest ?

    If they just need Internet access, then use a different SSID connected to a VLAN that only has Internet access, obviously with suitable firewall rules in place.

    I tend to suggest using a wired connection for anything that doesn't support wireless at the required security level, and if it only supports wireless at a level that doesn't meet the required security level, then I wouldn't purchase it.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2009
    No, they just need Internet access.

    I am limited on the gear I have at my disposal. Current setup is a Motorola DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem -> SonicWall TZ-100. From there I have a AirPort Extreme that is bridged providing wireless and a AirPort Express extending that. I *think* I can do some sort of VLAN setup from the SonicWall. Then use the AirPort Express as a guest AP.

    I'm mainly a systems guy so while I won't shy away from doing some networking here and there but i'm not very familiar with how VLANs are configured. It is something I will look into though so thank you.

    I'd love to go wired but in this case it's simply not possible.

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