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Wireless networking WPA2-enterprise

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  1. groundog

    groundog Thread Starter

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    Basically i am wondering if there is any modem/router device that is capable of connecting to a wpa2 enterprise 802.1x network wirelessly then share that connection wirelessly to my mac/chromecast/iphone?

    Picture of what i think the setup should be?
    http://i.imgur.com/Y190ZSV.jpg

    I know i can connect a windows pc to the network and share it using a virtual router but i'm looking to see if there are any devices that can be used instead of running windows in parallels each time?

    thanks.
     
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    What's the purpose of doing this when you can just configure the clients to go directly to the main WiFi source?
     
  3. groundog

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    sorry i should have mentioned, i do not have access to the main wifi source and the chrome cast (along with a lot of other things) does not support wpa2 enterprise networks
     
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    What's the main source? Is this a home network?
     
  5. groundog

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    yes, the main source is a home network provided by the landlord. He is happy for me to share the connection just won't allow me access to the main source
     
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    Then it should be no problem with working with the landlord to get the other devices connected to his network.
     
  7. groundog

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    thats the whole point i have posted here, i have tried with the landlord and he will not allow me access to the main modem's page to change anything so was just looking for an easier way round the problem
     
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    So here's the problem I have with all this. And to be upfront, I'm not sure if you're being honest or trying to hide details...just like those who come on here asking for assistance with password recovery.

    Getting back to my issue. No one and I mean no one deploys a 802.1x infrastructure outside of an enterprise/business, learning institution, or government. There's too many moving parts required to make a 802.1x solution work such as a authenticating authority (LDAP, AD), RADIUS server, and usually a certificate authority. So with all those pieces needed to make WPA 2 Enterprise work, this post feels very much like a University dorm situation. I could be wrong but....

    A landlord wouldn't punish himself with this and would most likely opt for the preshared key option or if they're progressive enough a captive portal system.
     
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