Dot1x (802.1x) on MikroTik with LABS

Understand and Configure Dot1x on MikroTik with User Manager using the latest RouterOS version 7

Dot1x (802.1x) is a protocol that does not have a lot of attention for many network engineers while it can secure your network from un-authorized access to it.

What you’ll learn

  • Understand how Dot1x protocol works.
  • Use Dot1x with MAC address Authentication.
  • Use Dot1x with User Authentication.
  • Use Dot1 for VLANs assignment.

Course Content

  • What is Dot1x Protocol? –> 2 lectures • 19min.
  • Dot1x LAB using MAC Authentication –> 4 lectures • 35min.
  • Dot1x LAB using user account Authentication –> 2 lectures • 15min.
  • Dot1x with VLAN assignment –> 2 lectures • 18min.

Auto Draft

Requirements

  • Basic Networking Skills.
  • Familiar with MikroTik Winbox.

Dot1x (802.1x) is a protocol that does not have a lot of attention for many network engineers while it can secure your network from un-authorized access to it.

Fortunately, since RouterOS v 6.45.1, MikroTik has added Dot1x protocol on its Switches/Routers allowing everyone to use it. Since RouterOS v7, MikroTik has added Dot1x on the User Manager software to act as the Authentication server for the Dot1x supplicants, this has made me to decide making a course speaking in details about Dot1x and show how you can configure on MikroTik.

In this course, you need to have 3 MikroTik routers. I am going to use 2 Hap lite and 1 CRS3xx series switch. If you do not have a CRS3xx series, that’s ok to replace it by another MikroTik router/switch.

I will explain to you what is dot1x and how it works, then I am going to show you how you can do dot1x authentication using MAC authentication and user accounts, and in the last part of the course I will show you how you can assign VLANs for authenticated machines.

Finally, if you want to understand everything about Dot1x and you want to know how to configure this protocol on MikroTik, all you need to do is to enroll in my course and by end of the course you will have a full understanding on this protocol and able to configure it easily on MikroTik products