I seemed to have fixed my problem by doing the following:
sudo cp com.apple.airport.preferences com.apple.airport.preferences.bak
sudo cp preferences.plist preferences.plist.bak
Install the iPhone Configuration Utility:
Choose General Tab, and fill in some basics
Choose WIFI Tab
Service Set Identifier (SSID)->name of network (make sure it's exactly the same as your SSID- CaSe SenSaTiVE) (yes I tried it both ways)
Check join hidden network (mine was - your's may not be)
Security Type-> WPA/WPA2 Enterprise
Protocols->Only check EAP-FAST, then check Use PAC, Provision PAC, Provision PAC Anonymously
Click Authentication tab and input username
Check use per-connection password
Outter Identity->your userid (just any string will probably do tho)
Now click the Export button at the top of the form, give it a name and save it to your desptop.
Find the file on your desktop and double-click it and load it in.
You will now have a profiles section listed under your Apple->System Preferences menus where this new profile is stored.
Open your network preferences, click the network name dropdown and find your network if it's listed, otherwise click join other network and login. If the network name SSID, is the same as your profile it should then show 802.1X Wi-Fi (your_network_name) then automatically use that new profile you made to connect instead of the default one I mentioned in my 1st post.
This is pretty crummy if you ask me. I don't understand why the removal of critical networking functions from the networking prefs Apple. Now we have to download a tool with an ambiguous name such as iPhone configuration utility' to configure networking for Enterprise networks?