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How To Enable 802.1 X Windows 10?

The protocol 802.1 x is used for wired access over a network. If you wish to enable 802.1 X Windows 10 protocol on your Windows 10 computer, follow the instructions given below.

enable 802.1 X Windows 10


  • Log in to your computer with the admin rights to enable 802.1 X Windows 10.
  • Now, click anywhere in the search field.
  • Type the Services command.
  • Now, a list of suggestions will appear on the screen.
  • Select the relevant one from the suggestion list.
  • Now, a window titled Service will open up.
  • Double-click on the Services (Local) option.
  • This will open the Services (Local) dialog box.
  • Locate and select the Wired AutoConfig service.
  • In the Startup type drop-down menu, select the Automatic option.
  • Next, check the service status. If the status is not running, click the Start button followed by Apply.
  • Click the OK button and close the Services window.
  • Click on the Network or Internet connection icon available in the taskbar.
  • Now, a pops up box will appear on the screen.
  • Click the Network & Internet Settings command line.
  • In the Settings window, click the Status tab followed by Change adapter options.

  • Select and right-click on the Ethernet or Local Area Connection option.
  • Click the Properties option.
  • Go to the Authentication section.
  • Check if there is a checkmark beside the enable 802.1 X authentication option.
  • If not, click the checkbox.
  • Now, click the Additional Settings… button.
  • Make sure that the Specify authentication mode option is selected.
  • Similarly, make sure that the User or computer authentication option is selected in the drop-down menu.
  • Click the Save credentials button followed by OK.
  • Now, if you have already connected an Ethernet cable to your computer, unplug and replug it.
  • Restart your Windows 10 computer.
  • Once your computer restarts, check if the 802.1x protocol has been enabled.
  • If not, contact us for assistance to enable 802.1 X Windows 10.