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WiFi authentication protocol question

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by jamieb, Jul 23, 2014.

  1. jamieb

    jamieb Member

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    I park my MS daily at my hospital where there is a nice strong WiFi signal, and the car sees the signal. However, the secure network uses PEAP (MSCHAPv2) for authentication, which requires both my username and password; when I try to join the network it only asks for my password and doesn't log on. Do any of you networking gurus know if there's a setting I can use or is this form of authentication not available in the current firmware? I sometimes sit in the car for a bit finishing my coffee and reading the news and I'd love the faster connectivity as the 3G at this location is 1 bar at best.
     
  2. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    That is a problem. They didn't think there was networks like that people would commonly need to join. I asked them about this last year so they know about the issue.
     
  3. Lloyd

    Lloyd Well-Known Member

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    I have the same issue at my office. I have a guest network that allows signing in without a username, but then the user is allowed only two days of use before being kicked off.
     
  4. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Make sure you email ownership with the issue too. Thanks.
     
  5. AlMc

    AlMc 'Senior Moments' member

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    I also have this at work. I just turn of the wifi on my phone and go with cellular when I want to 'talk' to the car.
     
  6. pgiralt

    pgiralt Supporting Member

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    Looks like the Model S only support WPA2 Personal and not WPA2 Enterprise. They should really support both. Most consumers will only use a shared key (Personal), but nearly any company bigger than a few people will use Enterprise.
     
  7. jamieb

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    Done. Probably not high priority on their part but I would think that adding additional open-source, industry standard authentication protocols would be pretty simple and unlikely to break anything else, but then again I'm not a software developer - I know just enough to be dangerous...
     
  8. strider

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    Yeah, this should be simple. I'm sure the stack they're using already supports WPA2/.1x, they just need to build the UI to support it.
     

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