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Having Trouble with NPS With Active Directory authentication

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Osy, Mar 31, 2019.

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  1. Osy

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    I am having trouble with the wireless authentication with my Windows server 2016 NPS. I asked other it staffs in person what's the resolution but it seems like they want to play stupid like they don't know. I want several videos some videos have been fast forward and not telling people accurate information.
     
  2. zx10guy

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    Is this for a company wireless network? Was this working or are you installing new? Who are these "other IT staffs" you are referring to?
     
  3. Osy

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    I asked an IT staff for helf advice but they stated they don't know and they know. I'm using this it for the house for authentication. Also another problem is that the router is Netgear r6400 not requesting user and password. It just ask for network key while on enterprise mode. I would like if we can call and let you see the issue on my Windows server 2016.
     
  4. zx10guy

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    Why do you want to over complicate a home wireless network? I did what you are looking to do as an exercise a long time ago as I work and provide consulting in the IT space. I currently don't even use WPA2 Enterprise on my home network which uses enterprise grade wireless equipment. Just use a strong passphrase.
     
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    I'm doing it for VPN purposes anyway so when we're out of the city at a public Wi-Fi I can use it.
     
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    As far as I know, NPS does not provide any VPN services. NPS is only to provide one part of a network authentication hand shake as it operates as a RADIUS server which is one component of doing WPA2-Enterprise. If you want to create a VPN solution, you need to stand up a VPN server. What you're attempting to do will not work.
     
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    One last thing I need to know. Of all these three, which of these can run together on same PC or separate different server PCs?

    VPN
    NPS
    Web Pages.
     
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    You can run them all on the same box. Depending on how secure you want to be will dictate how these things are set up. You can scratch off NPS from your list as it isn't going to provide you anything. Running a VPN server on a Windows machine is possible. Would I do it? No. All of my VPN solutions I use to gain access to my home network are either hardware solutions where my edge firewall has the functionality or it's running on a purpose built appliance. My SSL VPN solution is a virtual machine running on a stripped down Linux OS.

    Web pages would mean a web server. Again, you can run a web server on a Windows machine. Would I do it? It wouldn't be my first choice of platforms to host a web server on.
     
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