Mitka
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SoundTouch Support 802.1x Authentication?

Does the SoundTouch 10 support 802.1x authentication?

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Morlock
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Re: SoundTouch Support 802.1x Authentication?

Pretty sure it's only A/B/G/N.  I think the newer smart speakers are also AC

Ben_E
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Re: SoundTouch Support 802.1x Authentication?

Hey there,

 

@Morlock - thanks for your assistance!

 

@Mitka - thanks for your post. The SoundTouch 10 speaker supports 802.11 b/g/n. It's therefore compatible with both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz router bandwidths.

 

Don't hesitate to get back in touch if you require any further assistance!

 

Best wishes

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Re: SoundTouch Support 802.1x Authentication?

Hi,

It doesn't seem that you all know what is 802.1x, and based on my tries, it doesn't support it.


IEEE 802.1X is an IEEE Standard for port-based Network Access Control (PNAC). It is part of the IEEE 802.1 group of networking protocols. It provides an authentication mechanism to devices wishing to attach to a LAN or WLAN.

Please refer to Wikipedia for further details.

 

Basically, devices authenticate at a radius server (either router or another device) rather than at the SSID level. You can have 1 SSID and based on the credentials in the radius server, the connecting device is assigned to the appropriate VLAN. Instead of only a Password for the SSID, the SSID now prompts for Username and Password.

 

This has been more or less standard on devices for years now. I am surprised that it is not supported. I would that hope that Bose newer devices support it, otherwise, I would have to look elsewhere.
I am pretty certain that it can be added via a firmware update.

 

Now, I have to contemplate what to do with my current devices...such a pity.