Radius NPS setup HiveManager IP adress?

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When using NPS as a Radius server, which IP adress to use when adding the NPS Client on the Windows server side? We are using the online and not on-premise HiveManager.
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Posted 3 years ago

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If I understand your question properly, use the IP address assigned to the Access point's MGT0 interface.
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Thank you for your answer.
So we need to add the IP address for each AP in our setup?
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Hi Cato,

What Mike means is that it is the APs that are RADIUS clients and not HiveManager.

You can put an IP range in if you're running an edition of NPS that isn't constrained by a client limit. With Server 2012 Standard edition, that limit has been removed.

You'd need Server 2008 Enterprise or Server 2008 R2 Enterprise if running an older version of the server OS.

See: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731824

The MMC GUI is pretty useless here as it doesn't make it at all obvious that this is possible.

Cheers,

Nick
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Thank you, that is a very useful tip!
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No problem! An ugly workaround if you're stuck with an edition of NPS that has a client limit is to use APs to proxy from other APs. I really wouldn't recommend doing this though.
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We will try this first.
I'm not to famiiar with Radius, this setup is currently running WPA-PSK but the company where this setup is located has leased out some spare office space to another company which are using Radius.
We have setup a separate VLAN for them so it will be interesting to see if we can get this "mixed mode" config to work...do you know if its possible to have the current config running on one VLAN and the Radius config running on the other VLAN using the same AP's?
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It's got nothing to do with the VLAN. It's entirely decoupled. You can configure as you please.