I would like to buy a Wifi Pineapple Nano (Hak 5) for one specific reason, to enable a legacy piece of technology to get on our WiFi network at my hospital.
The network is WPA2 Enterprise with PEAP and MSCHAP as the authentication. I know from setting up other devices that I need to provide a "domain name" in addition to MSCHAP username and password.
Given that you're (hopefully) governed by HIPAA (assuming you're in the US), your first question should be to your InfoSec and IT departments.
Assuming that they've given you clearance to operate what might be an unsecured or weakly secured AP from your use of the word "legacy", then yes, OpenWrt can authenticate using MSCHAPv2 (I hope your network is no more insecure than v2!).
thankyou. that sounds promising. I will buy it then and give it a go.
I am not in USA, HIPAA not relevant.
I won't be making things any more insecure. I am not creating a new WIFI network. The device is creating a wifi client bridge. Ie. device connects to hospital wifi network, and allows one other legacy device that connects to it via ethernet, to operate on the network.
While I haven't used them myself (though mighty tempting), as an example of available devices, the GL.iNet single-band units are running around or below US $20 and have enough CPU, flash, and RAM to be able to get many more years out of them. Several mentioned in that thread, or in the table of hardware, https://openwrt.org/toh/views/toh_extended_all?dataflt[Brand*~]=GL.iNet
and can be powered over USB?
that is my other requirement, that the ultrasound machine that this is plugging into can actually power the wifi bridge device.
Often they are used on the move, so AC power is undesirable.
Just confirming again, that these devices run a full implementation of openwrt, and that I can ssh in and make the necessary modifications to the wifi config to allow setting the AR150 up as a wireless client to a WPA2 enterprise with PEAP & MSCHAPv2 network, and thus bridging the wifi network to a downstream ethernet only device via the AR150's LAN port