Best Authentication Method for Various Supplicant

Alexander Clouter alex at
Tue Sep 7 16:37:17 CEST 2010

homyang cha <homyang4u at> wrote:
> Thank you for the help. I am now able to authenticate users from both
> windows xp(2) and windows 7 using PEAP authentication type. But in Windows
> Vista I have a problem. Initially I am able to authenticate from windows
> vista but after some time its diconnects itself. I have to disable the
> network to authenticate again and the whole process starts again (i.e after
> initial authentication and network connections success it disconnects ).
As a network guy I do not deal with problems on the desktop, it's one of 
those few things that I am permitted not to accept by default fault for.  
Also, bear in mind I did say "we do not use PEAP and never have done", 
asking me to help you with a PEAP problem is unlikely to get you very 
far.  :-/

My solution is to use TTLS (with SecureW2) as it makes XP, Vista and 
Win7 all behave identically, and that's what I like.  The author has 
done all the ball busting so I don't have to. :)

> Can you shed some light on this.
Debian provide a bunch of ISO's and network install options for their OS 
over at their doubt that will fix the workstation :)


Alexander Clouter
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