PfSense as RADIUS authenticator?
SanderT last edited by
Heyo. I've got a few questions concerning the use of pfSense in a RADIUS wireless and wired setup.
I've been tasked with setting up a network that utilizes a FreeRADIUS and DaloRADIUS Ubuntu server behind a pfSense box. I've managed to get wireless RADIUS up and running through UniFi APs.
I am now also asked if I can also set up wired RADIUS. The problem is that there are no managed switches at the client site, and we would prefer to find a software solution rather than having to invest in managed switches.
Is it possible then to have the pfSense box function as a wired authenticator for the external RADIUS server?
For additional information, the reason we switched to 802.1x authentication is because our clients no longer want to log in through a captive portal every time they connect.
antillie last edited by
802.1x authentication takes place between the client and the switch directly. pfSense will not be involved in the process. Managed switches are mandatory for this I'm afraid.