Wireless SSID NAS Identifier with FreeRADIUS

windows-8-secure-access-point-1-preWindows 8 and Windows 8.1 (including Professional edition) operating systems provide the ability to turn your workstation or laptop into a secure wireless access point, allowing wireless clients (including mobile devices) to connect to the local network or Internet. This feature can save you time, money and frustration when there is need to connect wireless devices to the network or Internet but there is no access point available.

In addition, using the method described below, you can turn your Windows system into a portable 3G router by connecting your workstation to your 3G provider (using your USB HSUPA/GPRS stick).

To begin, open your Network Connections window by pressing Windows Key + R combination to bring up the Run window, and type ncpa.cpl and click OK:

windows-8-secure-access-point-1Figure 1. Run Command – Network Connections

The Network Connection window will appear, displaying all network adapters the system current has installed:

Figure 2. Network Connections

Let’s now create our new wireless virtual adapter that will be used as an access point for our wireless clients. To do this, open an elevated Command prompt (cmd) by right-clicking on the Window 8 start button located on the lower left corner of the desktop and select Command Prompt (Admin). If prompted by the User Account Control protection, simply click on Yes to proceed:

windows-8-secure-access-point-2Figure 3. Opening an elevated Command Prompt

Once the command prompt is open, enter the following command to create the wireless network (SSID). The encryption used by default is WPA2-PSK/AES:

C:\windows\system32> netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=Firewall.cx key=$connect$here

When the command is entered, the system will return the following information:

The hosted network mode has been set to allow.
The SSID of the hosted network has been successfully changed.
The user key passphrase of the hosted network has been successfully changed.

In our example, the Wi-Fi (SSID) is named Firewall.cx and has a password of $connect$here.

windows-8-secure-access-point-3The system information above confirms the creation of the wireless network and creates our virtual adapter which will be visible in the Network Connection window after the virtual adapter is enabled with the following command:

C:\windows\system32> netsh wlan start hostednetwork

Again, the system will confirm the wireless network has started with the below message:

The hosted network started.

Looking at the Network Connection window we’ll find our new adapter labeled as Local Area Connection 4. Right under the adapter is the SSID name of the wireless network created by the previous command:

Figure 4. Network Connections – Our new adapter appears

At this point, our new wireless network (Firewall.cx) should be visible to all nearby wireless clients.

Next, we need to enable Internet sharing on the network adapter that has Internet access. In our case this is the Ethernet adapter. Users accessing the Internet via their mobile broadband adapter should select their broadband adapter instead.

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