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Windows 7: Beta 7 - How to add EAP FAST?

27 Mar 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate, Ubuntu x64
Beta 7 - How to add EAP FAST?

I'm using an Acer laptop with an Atheros 5007EG wireless card.

Under Vista I had to follow the directions at eapteam's WebLog : How do I install CISCO EAP-FAST on my computer? to get EAP FAST to install, as the included/available drivers didn't install it.

Under Vista it installs fine and now gives me the option of using EAP FAST for wireless connections.

Under Win7 Beta (x32) it looks like it installs fine using the same instructions, but it doesn't give me the option of EAP FAST to connect to a wireless network.

Has anyone found another way to make it work?

I don't mind having to use a wired connection while at my desk, but elsewhere in the building wired is not always an option!


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08 Apr 2009   #2


You best bet is to post a comment on the blog and see if the author answers....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Apr 2009   #3

Windows 7

I am having the same issue with my Lenovo and the Intel Pro-Set Wireless, ran through same article, update is installed but still no option to select EAP-Fast
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20 May 2009   #4

Windows 7

This has received no attention and it's the only relevant google search result on the topic! Does anyone have an ear to the ground at MSFT that could find out if there are any plans to support EAP-Fast soon? I'm using a Dell laptop with the same issues.
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20 May 2009   #5

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate, Ubuntu x64

I actually contacted the poster of the method to add EAP-FAST to Vista and have receive NO response.

This is VERY frustrating - but - I don't need to be frustrated anymore since I was laid off from the company using EAP-FAST on Thursday
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18 Jun 2009   #6

Windows 7/Windows XP/Windows 2000
Windows 7 RC

Having the same issue on the RC1 with an intel pro 2200bg.

Have followed the steps in the vista blog and it registers the node in the device manager but the final step where you tell it to download the drivers automatically says that the drivers are already the most up to date and then the user interface still does not provide any options for eap-fast.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate, Ubuntu x64

Welp, at this point I've gone to RTM and still can't find anything on how to add EAP-FAST to Win7... Same issues now on both of my Dell Laptops (Studio 1735 and Inspiron 1440)... I can install the EAP Fast module all day long but it's not available in the drop-down...
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24 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Are you still trying to get this to work on the Acer, or just the Dell computers now?
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24 Nov 2009   #9

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate, Ubuntu x64

Just on the dell machines now. The Studio 1735 has a Dell branded Wifi card in it, the Inspiron 1440 has an Intel Wifi Link 5100 AGN in it.

Both machines are running Win7 Home Premium x64.

1440 worked fine on EAP FAST with Vista 64 Home Premium and the 1735 worked fine with Vista 64 Ultimate .
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Nov 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Does Dell have Windows 7 drivers for the wifi cards? If so, have you tried using the Vista drivers instead? Does Cisco have a Windows 7 version of the module, or are you using a Vista version? If it's Vista, have you tried installing in Vista compatibility mode?

I know this is a bit dated, but have you seen this MSDN blog post?
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