How to Configure RADIUS server – DWS‑3160‑Series

Step 1 –Log into the configuration of the DWS-3160 and going to the LAN tab. Then go to the “Security” option and then click 

RADIUS > RADIUS Authentication Server Settings

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Enter the IP address of the RADIUS server in IPv4 Address and enter the administra-tor password “KEY” followed by confirming the password “Confirm KEY”.
To apply the changes, click “Apply”.

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Then to make sure on boot the savings are set, click “Save” then “Save Configura-tion/ Log”

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In the option “Type” select “All” then click “Apply”.

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Step 2 –Once complete, click on the top menu option  WLAN > Administration > Basic Setup

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Click on the SSID tab, select which frequency is the SSID to be modified from Wire-less VAP Default Settings and click “Edit” to change the SSID.

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Enable “RADIUS Use Network Configuration” (within the RADIUS SSID) then selecting the option “RADIUS Accounting” and use as “WPA Enterprise”.

NOTE: You can also use WEP / WEP IEEE802.1x but remember that APS may not use the 802.11N technology and will have to modify the configuration of the wireless network)

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Step 3
- Finally apply the new configuration profile to the APs

Administration > Advanced Configuration > AP Profiles, click the check box against profile and then click “Apply”.

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Once the APs are reset and receive the new settings, establish a connection with a wireless device and the user name and password created on the RADIUS server.

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