How-To Setup Dot 1X on Windows 7

The following procedure must to be done while logged-on as an administrator.
  1. Right-click on the network icon in the System Tray (bottom right) and select "Network and Sharing Center" (this can also be accomplished via Control Panel).
    Network icon
     
  2. Click on Change adapter settings (highlighted here in red).
    Select Change adapter settings
     
  3. Right-click on Local Area Connection and select "Properties".
    Local Area Connection
     
  4. Click on Configure (highlighted here)
    Click Configure button
     
  5. On the Connection Properties menu select the Advanced tab.
    Select the Advanced tab
     
  6. The Link Speed and Duplex is likely to be set at 100 Mbps Full Duplex.
    Select Link Speed and Duplex
     
  7. Set it to Auto Negotiation and click OK.
    Set value to Auto Negotiation
     
  8. Now back at the Connection Properties Window, select the Authentication tab.
    Select the Authentication tab
     
  9. Click on Additional Settings...
    Click Additional Settings button
     
  10. Click the checkbox for "Specify autentication mode" and make sure it is set to User or computer authentication. Then click OK.
    Check Specify autentication mode and set to User or computer authentication
     
  11. Now click Settings.
    Click Settings button
     
  12. Un-check Validate server Certificate then click Configure....
    Protected EAP Properties window
     
  13. If it is not already checked, check Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any) then click OK.
    Check Automatically use my Windows logon name and password
     
  14. Reboot the system and login using an AD account.

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