We are looking to deploy about 15-20 Cisco 1131ag access points on campus. I have been reading up on different authentication methods, but I don’t know what will be the best long term solution that allows for a balance between simple management and future expansion.
The first option I have considered is to use Cisco ACS for Windows because we already have the server so that will save some money.
Also some people recommend setting up a radius server such as free-radius on a Linux box and tying that into the existing LDAP for end user authentication this is also a money saver since the OS and free-radius are free to use.
I personally feel more comfortable in a Windows environment but I am no stranger to Linux when I have been required to use it in the past. I just wanted to get some thoughts on what is the best solution for management. Or if there is a better solution all together I would love to know about that as well.