Remove/Disable Cached 802.1X/PEAP Login Information (in Vista)

by Eric Geier [Published on 2 June 2009 / Last Updated on 15 Jan. 2009]

Stop Vista from saving the username and password used for authenication.

Like in Windows XP, you can delete the login credentials cached for 802.1X authentication in Vista. However, Vista offers an easier way. This is great if there are multiple users to one PC. You just have to deselect a checkbox on the Network’s Properties dialog box:

  1. Right-click the Network and Sharing Center icon, and select Network and Sharing Center.
  2. Click the Manage Wireless Networks link from the Tasks on the left.
  3. Double-click the desired network and choose the Security tab on the Properties dialog.
  4. Uncheck the Cache User Information for Subsequent Connections to this Network option, and click OK.



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The Author — Eric Geier

Eric Geier (Dayton, Ohio) is a Freelance  Tech Writer and Author specializing in computer networking. He's also the Founder and Owner of NoWiresSecurity, which provides a hosted cloud-based RADIUS service to help businesses easily secure their Wi-Fi networks with the Enterprise (802.1X) mode of WPA/WPA2 security. He’s also the Founder and Owner of On Spot Techs, which provides on-site computer and technology services.

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