Authentication Issues with Radius

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Authentication Issues with Radius

Hi
I can see loads of authentication issues for the SSID which is configured for Radius authentication.

A lot of same clients that report failed aunthentication later report successful authentication. Anyone else experiencing this ?

 

Thanks,

Mariam

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KarstenI
Kind of a big deal

Typically yes, but with successfully association at the cell edge, the multi-packet EAP-exchange with larger payload has a quite high likelihood to also fail.

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PhilipDAth
Kind of a big deal

No.  What does your RADIUS server log report for the failed authentication attempts?

Thanks for your response. I do not have access to Radius server log. But will propose this to the team who owns it. So in a typical environment we expect to see 0% authentication issues and 0% DHCP issues unlike association issues which can be present just because the client tried to connect two APs at the same time and then chose one ?

KarstenI
Kind of a big deal

The authentication issues should have a quite small number but are not typically 0%. The authentication exchange could fail because of roaming away, packet loss, or other problems while authenticating.

Thanks @KarstenI for your response.  If the client roams away, I expect it to log the error in Association stage not in any of the subsequent stages. Is that not right ?

KarstenI
Kind of a big deal

Typically yes, but with successfully association at the cell edge, the multi-packet EAP-exchange with larger payload has a quite high likelihood to also fail.

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