e-models now support WPA-Enterprise 802.1x WiFi

WPA/WPA2-Enterprise/802.1x Certificate based Wi-Fi access is now available in MOTOTRBO radios which support this (i.e. -e models with WiFi enabled).  This allows MOTOTRBO radios to be deployed on Wi-Fi networks that require WPA-Enterprise based access.

A WPA-Enterprise network uses a certificate for authentication, unlike a WPA-PSK network, which uses a password or pre-shared key. It supports the Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol (SCEP) for Certificate Management and covers enrollment; renewal and rollover.

To support this, radios simply need to be upgraded (and the WiFi licence added if need be).
New (new to the system) radios will however need to be added via an enrollment Access Point that has been configured with WPA/WPA2 Personal. Once enrollled, the enrollment Access Point is no longer needed.

The following protocols are therefore also now supported:

PEAP with Phase 2 authentication as TLS, MSCHAPV2
EAP TTLS with Phase 2 authentication as PAP, CHAP, MSCHAP, MSCHAPV2

SCEP also supports X.509 v3 certificates; RSA key size of 1024, 2048 and 4096 bits as well as MD5, SHA-1, SHA-256, SHA-384 and SHA-512 Signature Hash Algorithms.

NTP is also supported but requires a server or connectivity to one of the public time servers (e.g. pool.ntp.org).


  1. Hi Wayne,

    What additional hardware / software / licence is required to enable DP4801e radios to work using a Wifi connection (out of range from the repeater) for voice and data? Or is this not possible?


    1. WiFi license on each radio.
      WAVE5000 Server and Software (incl. WRG).
      WiFi (IP) connectivity back to the WAVE5000 Server.

  2. Does this mean a customer can leverage their compatible wifi as an additional talkpath for their existing repeater system? Is there documentation discussing the system requirements?

    Thank you,
    Bill George, Portland OR USA

    1. Yes, they can but they’d need a WAVE5000 Server to talk across WiFi and back to radios. The radios act like WAVE Web Clients on the Server.

      The MOTOTRBO System Planner would be my suggestion for getting more information on this. Then perhaps the WAVE5000 documentation for specifics on that part.


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