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Apple TV latest update and 802.1x (PEAP)

3602 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Dec 6, 2012 12:13 PM by egocentrictheory RSS
Jahad Suboh Calculating status...
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Has anyone got the Wireless Enterprise WIFI to work? Mainly, I am trying to get PEAP working on the AppleTV (3). I have a Windows 2008r2 NPS server setup for RADIUS. My iPhones, and iPads connect manually or by Apple Configurator Configuration file, however the AppleTV does not. I've used the same configurator file, created a new one with the same results. Windows Server Logs states that authenication fails. Any ideas?




Jahad Suboh

  • jpoblocki Calculating status...
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    Oct 2, 2012 10:44 AM (in response to Jahad Suboh)

    I'm having the same problem. Did your source give you a time frame for the update?

  • Lace666 Calculating status...
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    Oct 31, 2012 10:40 AM (in response to Jahad Suboh)



    you are my hero! That´s in fact the problem! I have had numerous hours searching for a radius problem...


    To successfully connect to a 802.1x WLAN the AppleTV must have the date and time correctly setup - which is impossible, because it tries to set it via WLAN... :-/


    So I can confirm, the only working solution is to start the apple tv with ethernet and than after booting switch to WiFi.

  • dmccaffery Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 20, 2012 5:28 PM (in response to Jahad Suboh)

    If you have an iPhone or iPad with a tethering plan, you can use the personal hotspot feature to connect to wifi long enough for the time to be updated then switch back to the 802.11x network and it seems to work okay.


    That being said, Apple needs to provide a way to set the time manually in some way as the certificate revocation check fails if the date/time is before the issue date of the certificate or after the expiration date, which causes the following error in the logs on the Apple TV:


    eapolclient <Notice>: peap_verify_server: server certificate not trusted, status 3 0


    I have no idea how Apple would have missed this unless they only ever tested the 802.11X wireless profiles when also connected to an ethernet port and it never occurred to them.  Who knows? :-/



  • egocentrictheory Calculating status...
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    Dec 6, 2012 12:13 PM (in response to Jahad Suboh)

    I have created a profile with my wireless network, account, and pw. I applied it to my AppleTV and then removed the ethernet cable. The network shows up, but it does not have a router address of a DNS. Have I missed something?


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