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  • Looking for information on how to configure Radius to be able to authenticate to external network devices.
    Wednesday, July 15, 2015 2:58 PM

Answers

  • Hi GSSourse,

    Do you mean that you want to add a remote RADIUS server to authenticate for the network access server? Radius clients are network access servers, such as wireless access points, 802.1X-capables switch, VPN servers, and dial-up servers. Client computers, such as wireless portable computers can’t be RADIUS clients.

    If my understanding is right that you would like to use a remote RADIUS server to authenticate for the network access server, you can refer to the following documents

    RADIUS server for 802.1X wireless or wired connections:

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731853(v=ws.10).aspx

      RADIUS server for dial-up or VPN connections

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731108(v=ws.10).aspx

    Some reference about NPS:

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd197558(v=ws.10).aspx

    Besides, when you have configured the RADIUS server and the network access server correctly, they can communicate with each other, no matter they are in the same subnet or not.

    Best Regards,


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    Thursday, July 16, 2015 6:07 AM

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  • Hi GSSourse,

    Do you mean that you want to add a remote RADIUS server to authenticate for the network access server? Radius clients are network access servers, such as wireless access points, 802.1X-capables switch, VPN servers, and dial-up servers. Client computers, such as wireless portable computers can’t be RADIUS clients.

    If my understanding is right that you would like to use a remote RADIUS server to authenticate for the network access server, you can refer to the following documents

    RADIUS server for 802.1X wireless or wired connections:

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731853(v=ws.10).aspx

      RADIUS server for dial-up or VPN connections

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731108(v=ws.10).aspx

    Some reference about NPS:

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd197558(v=ws.10).aspx

    Besides, when you have configured the RADIUS server and the network access server correctly, they can communicate with each other, no matter they are in the same subnet or not.

    Best Regards,


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Thursday, July 16, 2015 6:07 AM
  • Thank you all for the feed back. I want to be able to use my active directory user name and password to login to external network devices (Switches, Firewalls, and Routers) that are not part of my network.  This way I don't have to change the password on all the devices. I can just change it once in AD. 
    Thursday, July 16, 2015 1:02 PM