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How to Enable EAP-FAST Authentication in Microsoft Windows 7*

For Microsoft Windows 7*, the native Wi-Fi connection management utility is referred to as WLAN AutoConfig.

EAP-FAST is a proprietary 802.11X authentication method from Cisco Corporation. To use it with Microsoft Windows 7, and to retain the WLAN AutoConfig user interface, you need the Cisco module, or plug-in. This module is included in the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software.

To enable EAP-FAST, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Intel Download Center.

  2. Choose the wireless networking download package that best matches your Intel® WiFi product, desired release version, and Microsoft Windows operating system.

  3. Select the download file that includes the device driver and the Intel®PROSet/Wireless WiFi software.
    Note Look at the detailed description section under available downloads. Select the file that has the drivers and necessary software.


  4. After installing Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi software, choose EAP-FAST from the list of network authentication methods displayed, and click OK.

Operating System:

Windows 7 *, Windows 7 (32-bit)*, Windows 7 (64-bit)*, Windows 7 Enterprise, 32-bit version*, Windows 7 Enterprise, 64-bit version*, Windows 7 Home Basic, 32-bit version*, Windows 7 Home Basic, 64-bit version*, Windows 7 Home Premium, 32-bit version*, Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit version*, Windows 7 Professional, 32-bit version*, Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit version*, Windows 7 Starter Edition*, Windows 7 Ultimate, 32-bit version*, Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit version*, Windows 7(RC1, 32-bit)*, Windows 7(RC1, 64-bit)*

This applies to:

Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205 For Desktop
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6230
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235
Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N + WiMAX 6150
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 100
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1030
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 105
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 130
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 135
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2200
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2200 For Desktop
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 for Desktop
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7260
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
Intel® WiFi Link 1000
Intel® WiFi Link 5300 and Intel® WiFi Link 5100 products
Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5350 and Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5150 products
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Intel® Wireless-N 7260

Solution ID: CS-032728
Last Modified: 26-Sep-2014
Date Created: 08-Aug-2011
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