Solved

Smart authentication?

Posted on 2004-03-31
4
519 Views
Last Modified: 2006-11-17
Can anyone explain to me what is the tab authentication on the local area connection for? It says about smart card authentication, authenticate when computer information is not available or available. Should I leave that checked or un-checking it will make my connection faster?

Thanks
jdff
0
Comment
Question by:jdff
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 10

Assisted Solution

by:anupnellip
anupnellip earned 166 total points
ID: 10730343
check
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;837911

If you dont know what it is it is better to leave it unchecked . I dont think it will improve the performance .
0
 
LVL 1

Assisted Solution

by:doushanes
doushanes earned 166 total points
ID: 10730367
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/understanding_8021x.mspx

Here is another link that goes into a little bit greater detail. If you are using this adapter for internet, then you can uncheck everything.  It is mostly used for wireless networks(fixed wireless) but can be used for wired ethernet as well. Unchecking them shouldn't give you any performance in speed.

Dan
0
 
LVL 40

Accepted Solution

by:
Fatal_Exception earned 168 total points
ID: 10732058
That tab is enabled by default in XP..  It will not affect your network speed, but is only used for authenticatin via a Smart Card, which is an external device used in highly secure environments..  This is specific to 802.1x environments, but Smart Cards can also be used VPN's, etc..

Personally, I would leave it alone..  

FE
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:Fatal_Exception
ID: 10788495
Thanks..

FE
0

Featured Post

Comprehensive Backup Solutions for Microsoft

Acronis protects the complete Microsoft technology stack: Windows Server, Windows PC, laptop and Surface data; Microsoft business applications; Microsoft Hyper-V; Azure VMs; Microsoft Windows Server 2016; Microsoft Exchange 2016 and SQL Server 2016.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Can I legally transfer my OEM version of Windows to another PC?  (AKA - Can I put a new systemboard in my OEM PC?) Few of us are both IT and legal experts but we all have our own views of Microsoft's licensing rules and how they apply.  There are…
Step by step guide to Clean and Sort your windows registry! Introduction: Always remember: A Clean registry = Better performance = Save your invaluable time In this article we're going to clear our registry manually! Yes, manually! The e…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…

809 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question