Common Product Requirements

  • Windows® 2000 or Windows® XP or Windows® 2003 or Windows® Vista or Windows® 7 or Windows® 2008 or Windows® 8 or Windows® 2012
  • Both 32 and 64-bit operating systems are supported
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • CPU: 2 or more logical cores

Wireless Application Requirements (applies to Wi-Fi authentication only)

Access Points

To use the server, you will need a Wi-Fi access point with WPA Enterprise security support. Most access points manufactured today meet this requirement. It means that an access point supports WPA and can send authentication requests to a RADIUS server. You may search for compatible devices here at the Wi-Fi Alliance web site.

Clients

Client Wi-Fi hardware should support WPA, too. You can find some WPA Enterprise compliant adapters here.

Software support for WPA is built-in in Windows XP Service Pack 1 or later, Windows 2003 Server Service Pack 1, Windows Vista. There are also commercial and open source clients available.

Running EAP-TLS authentication on a client requires installing an X.509 client certificate. You may use certificates obtained from your own existing certificate authority (CA), purchase from a commercial CA or create them through your self-signed root certificate.

Server Certificate

You must configure ClearBox Server with an X.509 server certificate in order to perform EAP-TLS or PEAP authentication. You may use a certificate obtained from your own existing certificate authority (CA), purchase from a commercial CA or create your own self-signed root certificate and the server certificate. In the latter case the root certificate should be spread among clients in order to include it in trusted CAs.