enable netlogin ports

enable netlogin ports ports [{dot1x} {mac} {web-based}]


Enables network login on a specified port for a particular authentication method.

Syntax Description

ports Specifies the ports for which network login should be enabled.
dot1x Specifies 802.1X authentication.
mac Specifies MAC-based authentication.
web-based Specifies web-based authentication.


All methods are disabled on all ports.

Usage Guidelines

For campus mode network login with web-based clients, the following conditions must be met:
  • A DHCP server must be available, and a DHCP range must be configured for the port or ports in the VLAN on which you want to enable Network Login.

  • The switch must be configured as a RADIUS client, and the RADIUS server must be configured to enable the network login capability.

For ISP mode login, no special conditions are required. A RADIUS server must be used for authentication.

Network login is used on a per port basis. A port that is tagged can belong to more than one VLAN. In this case, network login can be enabled on one port for each VLAN.

Windows authentication is not supported via network login.


The following command configures network login on port 2:9 using web-based authentication:

enable netlogin ports 2:9 web-based


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 11.1.

Platform Availability

This command is available on all platforms.