Mobile Security Tutorial: Enterprise Wi-Fi Encryption in Mac OS X

Mobile IT needing guidance in how to set up and connect to WPA networks in recent versions of Leopard and Snow Leopard can follow our tutorial steps for configuration and installation. It outlines how to use Enterprise Wi-Fi encryption and 802.1X in Mac OS X.

In this tutorial, we’ll see exactly how to configure and connect to WPA/WPA2-Enterprise networks in 10.5 Leopard and 10.6 Snow Leopard.

A quick note about the screen shots: they are taken from 10.5; some windows differ in 10.6.

Quickly connecting to an 802.1X network

First, let’s see how easy it is to connect to an 802.1X network without creating a profile.

If the only EAP type enabled by your RADIUS server is TLS, you must first install the client security certificate to Mac OS X. However, the PEAP and TTLS protocols don’t require this client-side certificate.

Now to connect, select the wireless network from the AirPort menu on the top of the desktop as you would with any other network.

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How to Use Enterprise Wi-Fi Encryption and 802.1X in Mac OS X