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Subscriber Access in a Wireless Roaming Environment

 

When subscribers log in to a wireless location that has a roaming agreement with other locations, the following sequence of events occurs:

  1. Subscribers connect to the local wireless location and provide login information on a portal page that provides a universal access method. This login information is forwarded to the SAE.

  2. Based on the login information, an access service starts.

  3. The subscriber is authenticated by RADIUS; the authorization includes RADIUS vendor-specific attributes for WISPr.

  4. Policies are activated for the subscriber on the router.

  5. After successful start of the access service, the portal page redirects the subscriber to a specified start page.

Figure 1 shows how subscribers interact with an SAE-managed wireless location that has a roaming agreement with wireless locations.

Figure 1: Subscriber Access to a Wireless Roaming Group
Subscriber Access to a Wireless Roaming
Group