Inexpensive Web based radius server - Any other recommendations?



  • For those that do not have time to try and setup freeradius or know very little about linux and want a very inexpensive solution.  I installed CentOS as a virtual machine and the vendor logged in remotely and installed the software.  for $119 you get 50 NAS and 2000 users.  I use this as a hosted solution for my different customers and they can log in with their own credentials via the web interface and manage their own users.  I use mikrotik and pfsense as clients….  I have had it in production for about 6 months now....

    http://www.dmasoftlab.com/cont/home



  • Just built out an alternative radius solution with web management which is windows based….. $199.00 unlimited NAS/Users...  will report back after testing



  • This sounds great, i am interested in this.  Is that unlimited one for $199 a monthly cost? or is that yearly? or a one off payment?



  • @luke240778:

    This sounds great, i am interested in this.  Is that unlimited one for $199 a monthly cost? or is that yearly? or a one off payment?

    Just followed the link it seems to be one off



  • http://www.evolynx.com/ is the windows based solution for those not comfortable with Linux.



  • Looks good.. from their site it seems that it is rather limited with pfSense.. seems to work fully only with Mikrotik.. is that something that can be used alongside pfSense?



  • How do you define limited?  They may be referring to 1.2.3.  I have used mikrotik mainly but recently deployed with pfSense.  I am using portal on LAN with mac passthru for locally attached devices.  Radius with has given me no issues.  I am using static WAN though…..



  • I think 1.2.3 did not let you define the ip presented to the radius server.



  • I would be curious if  pfSense 2.0 could be used as a virtual radius server to manage remote clients….



  • @kapara:

    How do you define limited?  They may be referring to 1.2.3.   I have used mikrotik mainly but recently deployed with pfSense.  I am using portal on LAN with mac passthru for locally attached devices.  Radius with has given me no issues.  I am using static WAN though…..

    I was just going by the NAS Compatibility table on their site: http://www.dmasoftlab.com/cont/radman#comp

    Can i use Mikrotik alongside pfsense?  I actually havent used any Mikrotik devices before.. so not really sure what they actually do.. i am thinking they are AP's?  Or is it a firewall/gateway like pfSense?



  • I have used them as both routers and AP's. I used them for radius auth for AP's.

    Mikrotik is a very stable product and has been used to provide wireless to entire cities.  A lot of wisp use mikrotik.

    Mikrotik has many features and in some ways I prefer over pfSense especially as an AP or WDS/mesh.  It can do both gui and command line like cisco which some like as all configuration can be done via ssh.

    I went back to pfsense for 2 reasons.  1.  Captive portal/radius improved in 2.0
    2. I am very familiar with configuring pfsense and mikrotik required too much time for me to learn.  Also no paid support for mikrotik though many 3rd party engineers can support for $65/hr.

    If I were to deploy a very large infrastructure ..ie 25 to 50 AP's or larger I would go with mikrotik…  Cost wise it is also less expensive as it is primarily used by WISP's.....

    I would definitely recommend buying a level 4 mikrotik router and playing with it.  The experience was worth it as I now have a better solution for wireless which feature wise is on par with cisco for the price of a linksys/netgear device from a retail store!


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