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Configuring 802.1X on Mojo Networks Access Points

Securing a wireless network means stepping up beyond the preshared key authentication. The weakness in preshared key is the password that is shared amongst people and across many devices. If a person or device leaves the organization, the password must be changed to prevent that person from joining the network.

A stronger way of securing the wireless network is to use 802.1X.

In this example, we will go over configuring the Mojo Networks C-120 access point as the authenticator which will point to our FreeRADIUS server.

Within the Mojo Wireless Manager, Click on Configuration at the top menu and then click on Device Configuration in the main panel.

Going into device configuration

Next, click on SSID Profiles to modify the SSID in which we will configure 802.1X.

Going into SSID configuration

Select the SSID in the list where we will configure 802.1X security. You may have multiple SSIDs listed here.

Selecting the SSID profile

While in the Edit Wi-Fi Profile subconfiguration menu, the first option we want to display is Security. Click on it to expand the options.

 

Make sure the Security Mode is set to WPA2. Right below it, select 802.1X.

To configure our authentication server, look for the section RADIUS Authentication. A Primary and Secondary Authentication server can be configured. In this example I will configure only one.

Input the details of the Authentication server.

Enabling 802.1X in Mojo Cloud

When complete, click on Save at the bottom of the page and verify connectivity to the SSID. Using the Monitoring tab, verify the device is successfully connected. In my configuration I am using EAP-TTLS which is configured to authenticate devices using a username and password.

User account authenticated via 802.1X

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One thought on “Configuring 802.1X on Mojo Networks Access Points”

  1. Nelson Hutabarat says:

    Hi… nice share…. just want to make sure, do you config the eap-sim (.1x) for the SSID in your access point or on the mojo cloud ?
    if you dont mind, could you send me an email to nelson.hutabarat@gmail.com to have more discussion ?

    thanks in advance.

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