For Windows 8 to remember PEAP Wi-Fi network authentication

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Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol, better known as PEAP, is a protocol that provides an additional security layer for wireless LANs and point-to-point connections with PEAP passwords. The protocol can be used for small and medium businesses and provides more secure authentication for 802.11 wireless local area networks (WLANs) that support 802.1X port access control.

The weaknesses of the 802.11 Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) standard allow an attacker to detect and analyze encrypted frames to determine the encryption key. However, the PEAP addresses security deficiencies 802.11. Unlike the WPA and WEP protocol that we use for our Wi-Fi home connection, PEAP does not automatically store network access data.

Each time we connect to the same network for PEAP, we need to provide a little more information like username and domain as well as the usual password for the connection. Doing this becomes a task every time. Here is a way for Windows to remember PEAP Wi-Fi network authentication.

Recall Windows 8 from PEAP Wi-Fi network authentication

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Click the network icon in the taskbar and select Wi-Fi. Right-click the Wi-Fi access point to which you are connected and select’Show Connection Properties’ from the pop-up menu.

Then click the Security tab in the Wireless Network Properties window and select ‘Advanced Settings’.

In the Advanced Settings window, click the first tab – 802.1x and verify that ‘Set user authentication’ has been enabled under’Set authentication mode’. If this is not the case, select it from the drop-down menu and click the’Replace/Record credentials’ button .

When the’Windows Security’ window appears, enter the network credentials and save the settings. You will then be forced to disconnect from the network if you are already connected.

The next time you try to connect to the network, Windows automatically uses the credentials you have registered and allows you to connect.

Hope that helps!

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