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Enabling EAP-TLS in Windows 7

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This KB article is to be used as a guidance on how to configure and enable EAP-TLS Authentication for WPA2-Enterprise on Windows 7 and Windows Vista Wireless Clients.

Configuring and Enabling EAP-TLS


  1. Click the Windows Start menu 6b5abd62-3176-466f-a3c0-818bf7efae85 and navigate to Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > Manage wireless networks.


  2. Click on the Add button.


  3. Choose Manually create a network profile.


  4. Enter the desired network name for the network profile.

  5. Choose WPA2-Enterprise as the security type.

  6. Choose AES from the Encryption type drop-down menu if supported by the Wireless NIC. Otherwise, choose TKIP.

  7. Make to check the Start this connection automatically checkbox.

  8. Click on Next to proceed to the following step.


  9. Click on Change connection settings.


  10. From the Security tab, choose Microsoft: Smart Card or other certificate as the network authentication method.

  11. Click OK to finish.

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