1 Reply Latest reply: Apr 5, 2012 7:11 AM by cori-san
cori-san Level 1 Level 1

Can someone tell me how to disable 802.1 for WIFI under 10.7.3?


There are not options on the Networking->802.1 tab anymore.


Whenever I try to join my network, I get an error about PEAP, however I don't even have this configured. It also looks to enable 802.1:Default which I also don't have configured. There are no configurations listed under 802.1 tab.


There used to be some options to disable 802.1. This is very frustrating.

PowerBook, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • cori-san Level 1 Level 1

    I seemed to have fixed my problem by doing the following:


    goto /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration

    sudo cp com.apple.airport.preferences com.apple.airport.preferences.bak

    sudo cp preferences.plist preferences.plist.bak



    Install the iPhone Configuration Utility:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/index?page=search&src=support_site.home.search_sugge sted.search&locale=en_US&q=iphone%20configuration%20utility


    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?