Checklist: Deploying 802.1X Authenticated Wireless Access

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista

This checklist includes the deployment tasks for deploying 802.1X authenticated wireless access.


Complete the tasks in this checklist in order. When a reference link takes you to a procedure, return to this topic after you complete the steps in that procedure so that you can continue with the remaining tasks in this checklist.

Checklist: Implementing 802.1X Authenticated Wireless Access

Task Reference

Configure wireless access point (AP) channel frequencies and settings for Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS), 802.1X, and wireless security.

Configure Wireless APs

Create a wireless user security group in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) that contains the users who are allowed to access the network through the wireless access points.

Use Security Groups for 802.1X Authenticated Wireless Access

Configure 802.1X wireless client connectivity and security settings by using Group Policy.

Use Wireless Network (IEEE 802.11) Policies to Configure Wireless Client Computers

Configure 802.1X wireless access points as RADIUS clients in Network Policy Server (NPS).

Configure a Wireless Access Point as an NPS RADIUS Client

Use the 802.1X wizard in NPS to configure one or more network policies for 802.1X wireless access.

Use the 802.1X Wizard to Configure NPS Network Policies