HostAP and authentication

dmz at dmz at
Thu Mar 13 11:48:11 EST 2003

Are you familiar with It isn't at a hardware auth level, but

On Wed, 12 Mar 2003, Vince Sevedge wrote:

> Hello all.

I'm looking into a software AP solution and was wondering how the Radius
authentication, or any authentication works with hostap.
Right now we have a Linux router and an Orinoco AP1000.  I'm not using the
AP's MAC authentication feature because it doesn't perform reliably.
Having linux installed on my router makes it easy for me to limit IP usage
on our wireless subnet and I can even deny/allow by mac address, but that
only prevents people from having Internet access.  I'm looking for a way to
bridge a user if they authenticate (username/password preferred) or keep
them off the network entirely if they don't.  Basically, I don't want
people to cause valid users grief by producing ip conflicts.  Can hostap do
anything like this?


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