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10.5: Connect to T-Mobile hot spots Network
This hint will allow you to use T-Mobile's WPA encrypted connection at T-Mobile hotspots. This is an update to this previous hint.

Open Network Preferences, select AirPort, click Advanced. In the Advanced section, click on the 802.1X pane, then click the 'Enable 802.1x Login' box. In Wireless Network, enter tmobile1x; under Authentication, check these: TTLS, PEAP, EAP-FAST, LEAP, and MD5. Now click OK.

Under Network name, select Join Other Network; in Network Name enter tmobile1x, and under Security, select WPA2 Enterprise. Finally, for 802.1X, select TTLS-PAP. For User Name, enter your T-Mobile Hotspot user name (what you'd enter on the login screen). For Password, enter your T-Mobile Hotspot password.

Now click Join, and you'll be connected and able to surf! NOTE: You will not need to login on a web page when you use this method.
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10.5: Connect to T-Mobile hot spots
Authored by: ParkerBennett on Nov 28, '07 12:06:02PM

Using 10.5.1, when I select WPA2 Enterprise under Security, the 802.1X popup only offers "Automatic." Then it seems to want some certificate... Doesn't work for me...



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10.5: Connect to T-Mobile hot spots
Authored by: Reaperducer on Nov 28, '07 04:06:23PM

Ditto. I get as far as the part just before I'm supposed to enter my username and password and the only option is "Automatic." Hopefully someone smarter than me can figure this out.



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10.5: Connect to T-Mobile hot spots
Authored by: unixtippse on Nov 29, '07 07:55:01AM

I have tried this a while ago in Germany on the local T-Mobile/T-Com hot spots and it doesn't work. I have spoken to a number of people at T-Mobile here and they all claim that there is no similar login method available and I should rather use their wonderful Hotspot Manager which runs on a multitude of great operating systems from Microsoft.

But not on Mac OS, of course.

Does anyone have any experience with a similar way of authenticating in Germany?



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10.5: Connect to T-Mobile hot spots
Authored by: mrcbrown on Jan 29, '08 11:08:33AM

The fix - is rather simple if your going to 10.5.1 - I just came in and set here for about an hour playing around - and after looking at one of the many 802.1x pages around here is what you do:

- Don't bother with the enable login bit, skip it and under "Domain:" box goto user and add it just like you were going to with the instructions.

- Next on TTLS - configure it. Set it to PAP - and set the identity to "anonymous".

With that give that a try, I'll write up something more complete and post it to my blog and a link back here later, but I was excited about the fix I just had to post it so folks could get off the Non-WPA2 bit. Enjoy!



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10.5: Connect to T-Mobile hot spots
Authored by: mrcbrown on Jan 30, '08 06:52:37PM
Here is the full write up, adapted and adjusted from the instructions above with the tweaks for 10.5.1. Used it again today - hope it helps others!

http://www.charlesabrown.com/archives/1376/t-mobile-hotspots-8021x-wpa2-enterprise-1051

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10.5: Connect to T-Mobile hot spots
Authored by: anothermacuser on Apr 01, '08 04:50:47PM

I was unable to make the hint work with Mac OS X 10.5.2 on a MacBook Pro. I did some googling and found instructions for setting up 802.1X for Linux at Starbucks, and low and behold, it worked. Weird.

Basically, the Linux instructions say to enable "TTLS", "PAP" (under the "Configure…" button), and use regular WPA Enterprise rather than WPA2 Enterprise. So instead of checking "TTLS," "EAP-FAST," "PEAP," "LEAP," and "MD5," I only checked "TTLS." This worked on the firs try!

Not sure if turning off the other authentication methods made the difference, or choosing WPA Enterprise rather than WPA2 Enterprise. If I get around to it, I'll investigate more and post a followup.



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10.5: Connect to T-Mobile hot spots
Authored by: anothermacuser on Apr 01, '08 04:56:19PM

Turns out I replied too quickly - I investigated more, and simply turning of the "MD5" seems to fix the problem. Now, when I turn on my airport, it automatically connects and authenticates to the tmobile1x network. Nice!



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