How can I connect a TV to aerohive if I am using radius for Authentication?

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I am trying to connect Samsung smart TV to our wireless network which should be able to reach our local network.  We are using radius for authentication.
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Eliu Rodriguez

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Luke Harris

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I would suggest using a WPA2 PSK or PPSK - in my experience TV's and game's consoles don't support 802.1x authentication. 
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Luke's suggestion is exactly what we do and recommend.

This is one of the few reasons why you would want to have another SSID in your environment. Configure it as PPSK, with 1 device per key, and then generate & distribute a dedicated key per device. This could be TVs, gaming consoles, even printers.

You could also hide this SSID from its name being broadcasted, just be clear that this is not for security reasons, but to avoid confusion among your users... if they can only see the 802.1x SSID, it is clear where they should connect to :-)

PS: The same advise is true for many wireless VoIP phones.
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Many thanks for the advice! I have configured PPSK all is working fine.  Another option that I see is using the Network Policy Server (NPS) to authenticate the TVs, then I can avoid using passwords and I can register the MAC address as identifier.  Is this a secure option?
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Luke Harris

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Eliu, you would still need to secure the SSID with a common pass-phrase. Unless I have been mislead to think it would work differently? Previous we used our NPS server to place clients on different VLANs based on Windows group membership.