Apple's Airport Base Station give you the ability to access your computer network wirelessly and with the addition of RADIUS software, you can protect your network from being accessed by unauthorized computers. If you have a network with multiple base stations and many wireless users, RADIUS is a must to easily administrate the access of your networks.
When a user machine (such as a laptop with a 802.11b or 802.11g card) wishes to access your network through a RADIUS enabled Apple Airport Base Station, the Airport Base Station will communicate with your RADIUS server to determine if the laptop should be allowed access to the network. You program you RADIUS server with a list of all Apple Airport card hardware identifier. Every wireless card in the world has a unique and unchangeable identifier. All communications from a wireless card encodes this identifier within the data communication stream. If the laptop's identifier is in the RADIUS server's database, the server will inform the Airport Base Station to allow access to the wired network. Any other wireless computers are denied access. This will allow you to control who can access your network easily and seemlessly to the users of your network. This is particularly handy if you have many computers and multiple Airport Base Stations. The information is stored in one or more central servers and your users can roam from one station to another while maintaining security. This also allows you to control your network access without configuring passwords on individual laptop computers or keeping a list of allowed identifiers in numerous base stations and keeping them synchronized.
Features:Simple installation Easy editing of RADIUS configuration Text search of RADIUS records Comments field for user records Remote Administration of RADIUS servers (requires Carpe Daemon remote administration software)
What's new in this version:
The ability to specify user password separate from the user name. This allows StellarRADIUS to be used with a wider variety of RADIUS network access points. A comments field so that you can specify information such as a user's name, department or machine type rather than just relying on the MAC addresses. A text search capability so that you can quickly get to any record in the user or client database without have to scroll through thousands of records. A new import option to...