802.1x on wired switch and hostapd

Scott Armitage s.p.armitage at scottarmitage.eu
Wed Jan 7 10:37:51 EST 2015


> On 5 Jan 2015, at 12:07, Sarah Thomas <sarah040.thomas at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
>  Intention : 802.1x on a wired switch
>  
>  Now, hostapd in wired configuration can be ported on the switch for 802.1x functionality.
> 
> Looks like hostapd is for softap functionality besides 802.1x - Making a laptop/mobile into an access point and then lets the port authentication through 802.1x
> 
> Since , our intention is only 802.1x on a wired switch, is using hostapd in wired mode, the optimal solution or should we think of stripping the soft ap functionality from hostapd code?


Which hardware/switch are you trying to run hostapd on?


Regards

Scott


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