We have a wireless network that authenticates via 802.1x free-radius server. We have told the wireless network to authenticate accordingly and it works. However when we have a wired network we have to uncheck the "authenticate to 802.1x" box (In our novell client) and then we can log in fine. Does anyone know a way to allow for seamless decision making when authenticating. We don't want users to have to have to remember to check or uncheck a box based on where they are.

Set-up: XP SP3 Novell 4.91 SP5 Authenicate Via free-radius wirelessly NO 802.1x authentication via wire


  • Do the networks have the same name? – Brad Gilbert Aug 24 '09 at 22:54

Got it a while ago, just forgot to post it. We played with the bindings on the ethernet devices. We ordered so that the wireless goes first then the wired. You will still get an 802.1x error but it will then turn over to the wired and log in just fine.

| improve this answer | |

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.