Enabling 802.1x Security on Verizon FiOS

In this post we will explain how to configure your Verizon FiOS service to use IronWifi Radius server. We used the Actiontec MI424WR Rev I Wireless-N Router.

First you have to access the router administration page. By default, the web interface is available on

To authenticate to the web interface, use credentials printed on your wireless router.

Router Administration Login Page

With valid authentication credentials, you should see the Main configuration screen.

FiOS router main administration screen

Proceed to the Wireless Settings by clicking on the button in the navigational bar.

Verizon Wireless Network Settings

In the Wireless Settings screen, click on the Advanced Security Settings link and select WPA2 as your Level 1 protection.

Advanced Configuration of Wireless Network Settings

On the next screen switch 802.1X authentication method

Wireless Network Authentication Method

Enter Radius settings as displayed in your IronWifi console.

Configuring Radius Server settings on Verizon router

Click on the Apply button and wait while new settings are applied.

Applying New Authentication Settings

If necessary, delete old wireless network profile so a new profile can be created.

Deleting Old Wireless Profile

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