In this chapter, we've reviewed the steps to install and configure an 802.1x environment. 802.1x requires us to set up three different components. The supplicant is the client that is trying to access the network. The authenticator is the middleman that authenticates the supplicant based on information received from the authentication server. The authentication server is the back-end RADIUS server.
We walked through the steps to configure a Windows 2000 supplicant (client), a Cisco authenticator (AP), and a Windows 2000 authentication server (RADIUS server).
Since 802.1x is just a framework, there are many configuration options that you must choose, depending on your particular configuration. The most important decision you will likely ...