I am attempting to create an authentication system for my network via Radius. Eventually, I want all machines on the network to authenticate with Radius before gaining access to any other network resources, and I want to be able to log the activity of each machine.
For now, baby steps. I have a Linux server running Ubuntu which is connected to a TP-LINK unmanaged switch. Connected to a TP-LINK unmanaged switch (could this be a problem for me later?), I have a server running Ubuntu with RADIUS successfully installed and radtest working on localhost, a windows laptop running vista, and a Macbook pro.
The switch assigns each machine an IP like this: 169.254.108.110. At least between the Macbook pro and the Ubuntu server, they can ping each other. Now, how would I authenticate with Radius on my Ubuntu server from my Macbook pro?