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Hi All,

 

A quick question on member's experiences with the different client provisioning tools.  I'm interested on what people have found is the most successful in each of the tools and mechanims for eduroam configuration on multiple vendors and clients:

 

- cloudpass

- securew2 joinNow Multios

- aruba clearpass quickconnect

- others?

- manual config via service desk

 

I know there has been a lot of chat about cloudpass xpressconnect, but haven't seen other products mentioned much and am curious why and what the state of play is.

 

thanks,

David Rhodes, Senior Engineer (Networks),
Information Technology Services Division.
Deakin University, Geelong Waterfront campus, 3217, Victoria, Australia.

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Eduroam has a free, customizable configuration utility: https://cat.eduroam.org/

 

 

Tim Cappalli  |  ACCP /  ACMP /  CCNA
Network Engineer  |  Brandeis University
cappalli@brandeis.edu | (617) 701-7149

 

CloudPath- frequent updates, wide OS compatibility,  great support, good cost model (for us, I've heard others complain about price), easy to administer and fit in to environment. Quite happy with ExpressConnect and CloudPath in general.

Lee H. Badman
Network Architect/Wireless TME
ITS, Syracuse University
315.443.3003

David,

 

We have been using CloudPath XpressConnect Wizard to provision student computers for a couple of years. We use group policy to provision the University Windows AD domain computers.

 

One of our team members reviewed Aruba ClearPass QuickConnect about 18 months ago. At that time it was not as feature complete as the CloudPath solution we are using. We *do* use Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager as our RADIUS server for 802.1X authentication and MAC Auth registration. We plan on adding Guest & AirGroup functionality, likely within the next year.

 

We may also take another look at Aruba ClearPass OnBoard, but we are currently very happy with CloudPath XpressConnect Wizard. A year ago, we had an issue with some Windows XP SP3 computers. When we called CloudPath, they mentioned they had seen logs from our server and had a patch ready for us that addressed the issue. They were working on a patch before we reported the problem!

 

Bruce Osborne

Network Engineer – Wireless Team

IT Network Services

 

(434) 592-4229

 

LIBERTY UNIVERSITY

Training Champions for Christ since 1971

 

Agree with Lee on every aspect. 

 

Marcelo Lew

Wireless Network Architect & Engineer

University Technology Services

University of Denver

Desk: (303) 871-6523

Cell: (303) 669-4217

Fax:  (303) 871-5900

Email: mlew@du.edu

 

Ditto. Our service desk was getting overwhelmed with wireless configuration issues while it was still a manual process, both from the number of devices and the every-widening range that people assumed we would support ("It works at home!") Cloudpath isn't cheap, but it's definitely paid for itself in terms of man hours saved. Frank Sweetser fs at wpi.edu | For every problem, there is a solution that Manager of Network Operations | is simple, elegant, and wrong. Worcester Polytechnic Institute | - HL Mencken On 12/12/2013 10:01 AM, Marcelo Lew wrote: > Agree with Lee on every aspect. > > Marcelo Lew > > Wireless Network Architect & Engineer > > University Technology Services > > University of Denver > > Desk: (303) 871-6523 > > Cell: (303) 669-4217 > > Fax: (303) 871-5900 > > Email: mlew@du.edu > > *

Hi All,

 

A quick question on member's experiences with the different client provisioning tools.  I'm interested on what people have found is the most successful in each of the tools and mechanims for eduroam configuration on multiple vendors and clients:

 

- cloudpass

- securew2 joinNow Multios

- aruba clearpass quickconnect

- others?

- manual config via service desk

 

I know there has been a lot of chat about cloudpass xpressconnect, but haven't seen other products mentioned much and am curious why and what the state of play is.

 

thanks,

David Rhodes, Senior Engineer (Networks),
Information Technology Services Division.
Deakin University, Geelong Waterfront campus, 3217, Victoria, Australia.

Eduroam has a free, customizable configuration utility: https://cat.eduroam.org/

 

 

Tim Cappalli  |  ACCP /  ACMP /  CCNA
Network Engineer  |  Brandeis University
cappalli@brandeis.edu | (617) 701-7149

 

CloudPath- frequent updates, wide OS compatibility,  great support, good cost model (for us, I've heard others complain about price), easy to administer and fit in to environment. Quite happy with ExpressConnect and CloudPath in general.

Lee H. Badman
Network Architect/Wireless TME
ITS, Syracuse University
315.443.3003

David,

 

We have been using CloudPath XpressConnect Wizard to provision student computers for a couple of years. We use group policy to provision the University Windows AD domain computers.

 

One of our team members reviewed Aruba ClearPass QuickConnect about 18 months ago. At that time it was not as feature complete as the CloudPath solution we are using. We *do* use Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager as our RADIUS server for 802.1X authentication and MAC Auth registration. We plan on adding Guest & AirGroup functionality, likely within the next year.

 

We may also take another look at Aruba ClearPass OnBoard, but we are currently very happy with CloudPath XpressConnect Wizard. A year ago, we had an issue with some Windows XP SP3 computers. When we called CloudPath, they mentioned they had seen logs from our server and had a patch ready for us that addressed the issue. They were working on a patch before we reported the problem!

 

Bruce Osborne

Network Engineer – Wireless Team

IT Network Services

 

(434) 592-4229

 

LIBERTY UNIVERSITY

Training Champions for Christ since 1971

 

Agree with Lee on every aspect. 

 

Marcelo Lew

Wireless Network Architect & Engineer

University Technology Services

University of Denver

Desk: (303) 871-6523

Cell: (303) 669-4217

Fax:  (303) 871-5900

Email: mlew@du.edu

 

Ditto. Our service desk was getting overwhelmed with wireless configuration issues while it was still a manual process, both from the number of devices and the every-widening range that people assumed we would support ("It works at home!") Cloudpath isn't cheap, but it's definitely paid for itself in terms of man hours saved. Frank Sweetser fs at wpi.edu | For every problem, there is a solution that Manager of Network Operations | is simple, elegant, and wrong. Worcester Polytechnic Institute | - HL Mencken On 12/12/2013 10:01 AM, Marcelo Lew wrote: > Agree with Lee on every aspect. > > Marcelo Lew > > Wireless Network Architect & Engineer > > University Technology Services > > University of Denver > > Desk: (303) 871-6523 > > Cell: (303) 669-4217 > > Fax: (303) 871-5900 > > Email: mlew@du.edu > > *
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