How to configure the 802.1x key exchange option, How to configure the 802.1x key exchange option -2 – NETGEAR ME103 User Manual

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Reference Manual for the ME103 802.11b ProSafe Wireless Access Point


Advanced Configuration

August 2003

With the above basic requirements, 802.1x security can be implemented with the ME103. Refer to

“Understanding 802.1x Port Based Network Access Control” on page B-9

for a description of

basic 802.1x functionality.

How to Configure the 802.1x Key Exchange Option

Follow this procedure to configure the ME103 for 802.1x Key Exchange security. The sample
configuration worksheet below is filled in with the parameters used in this procedure. To configure
your ME103, print and fill out the blank worksheet found at the end of this section and record your
network configuration. A blank worksheet is provided below.

1. Configure the RADIUS server to use the 802.1x settings in the worksheet above.


Add the ME103 to the RADIUS server using either its IP address or the NetBIOS name.


Set the shared key. Both the ME103 and the RADIUS entries should use the same shared
key so that the RADIUS server allows the ME103 to log in to the RADIUS server.

2. Configure the ME103 802.1x Key Exchange parameters.


Log in to the ME103 using the NetBIOS name printed on the bottom of the unit, or at its
default address of,

or at whatever IP address the unit is currently

configured with. Use the default user name of


and password of


. Click

the Security Settings link in the main menu Advanced section to display the Advanced
Security Settings menu.

Key Exchange Configuration Worksheet

802.1x Key Exchange Security Settings

WEP Encryption Key Length:


Note: Be sure your wireless adapter has the WEP 128/64-bit
encryption feature enabled.



RADIUS Shared Key:



LAN IP Network Address

Subnet Mask

Gateway IP (LAN IP Address)