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This article explains how to configure 802.1X on the RV32x VPN Router Series.
802.1X is a port-based network access control technology that is used to authenticate devices on a network. 802.1X is composed of three parts. The user or client (called the supplicant) that wants to be authenticated, the server (RADIUS server) that processes the authentication, and the device in between (in this case the RV32x Router) called the authenticator that allows for communication between the authentication server and the supplicants.
RV320 Dual WAN VPN Router
RV325 Gigabit Dual WAN VPN Router
Step 1. Log in to the web configuration utility and choose Port Management > 802.1X Configuration.
The 802.1X Configuration page opens:
Step 2. Check the Port-Based Authentication check box to enable RADIUS authentication on the RV32x.
Step 3. Enter the IP address of the RADIUS server in the RADIUS IP field.
Step 4. Enter the UDP port of the RADIUS server in the RADIUS UDP Port field. This is the port that the RADIUS server uses for communication between the RADIUS server and the router.
Step 5. Enter the password that the device uses to authenticate to the RADIUS server in the RADIUS Secret field. The secret allows the device and RADIUS server to encrypt passwords and exchange responses. This field must match the secret that is configured on the RADIUS server.
Step 6. From the Administrative State drop-down list choose the type of authorization that is required for the corresponding port.
Force Authorized - The LAN port is automatically authorized and traffic is forwarded.
Force Unauthorized - The LAN port is automatically unauthorized and traffic is discarded.
Auto - Port-Based authentication is enabled on the LAN port. The port is in an authorized or unauthorized state based on the RADIUS authentication.
The RV325 has fourteen available ports.
The Port State column displays the current state of the port. Authorized is displayed if the port has a connection and is authorized. Link down is displayed if there is no connection on the port or the port is unauthorized.
Step 7. Click Save. The 802.1X configuration is saved.
You have now successfully configured 802.1X on the RV32x VPN Router Series.