Re: How to permanently disable IEEE 802.1x authentication


There is Wireless Network (IEEE 802.11) Policies Group Policy Extension.
Take a look at the picture here:,TechNet.10).gif

To get it in your Group Policy Editor you will have to copy the following Dlls from Server 2003's (that does have the WiFi extension
by default) system32 folder to your image's system32 folder:
And then register the wlsnp.dll (the actual MMC extension snap-in) with regsvr32 at run time.

Supposedly, it should work on XP Pro and XPe but I haven't tried the procedure.


We have multiple laptops in our environment that are experiencing wireless
network connectivity problems due to the IEEE 802.1x authentication option
being enabled. This option was disabled on our image, but is somehow
becoming enabled on the devices once deployed. This symptom is currently
affecting 20 out of 125 devices. The laptops have an Atheros AR5005G
wireless card installed with the driver version

Is there a way to permanently disable the IEEE 802.1x authentication via
Group Policy, or registry configuration, or some other means?