WPA and TKIP missing after upgrading to Windows 8.1

George Almeida

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Abhijith MG

Thanks a lot man… I tried my best connect to University Wifi from W 8.1 and failed. I wouldn’t have noticed the solution given technet page of microsoft and I almost gave up the efforts to connect. Thanks again. 🙂

Alex Wiegmann

What’s the authentication commmand for WPA-Enterprise?


This was a huge help thanks for posting!! Would you happen to know the commands to import the XML onto another PC?




I tried all of the above and when importing the XML file it says “Error 0x4000A: 802.1x disabled when its required to be enabled”.

All I did was export my current profile (wpa2) and changed all the settings you mentioned to WPA, TKIP… why isn’t it working? WTF MICROSOFT!!!!


I had the a exact same error message. It took me a while to figure out, that the new profile (in step 7) can’t be of wpa2 type. A 802.1X or WEP profile worked just fine.


10. netsh wlan> set profileparameter name= authentication=wpa encryption=tkip authMode=userOnly

11. netsh wlan> set profileparameter
What is that second “set profileparameter” for? Is it necessary?

Min Wei

I have tried many times but I still stuck in step 11
Can you teach me how to work it ?

Min Wei

Sorry is step 10



When i tape : set profileparameter name= authentication=wpa i get this error :

“Error 0x4000A: 802.1x disabled when its required to be enabled”.


Hi George,
Thank you so much for this tutorial, it helped me to configure some machines I have.
But I am having trouble configuring one with the Wi-Fi of my School, it has WPA-Enterprise TKIP encryption, at that point, everything is ok, but the problem is, it requires to use some a certificate with microsoft smart card auth to connect to it.
Would you be able to help me configuring this?

Troy Darko

Thank you for this post. But I’m getting back some sort of error that says, ‘The oneX setting in profile “profilename” on interface “Wi-Fi” is not enabled. Know any sort of solution to this? Thanks in advance

Stefan Focke

Thank you for your instructions
I configured my WLAN configuration with Windows 8 (TKIP/TTLS) and saved it to a file (netsh wlan> export profile name=)
After that I imported this configuration in Windows 8.1 (netsh wlan add profile filename=”path\profile.xml”)
and was able to connect to my WiFi network.


It worked 😉 Thanks a lot!

Suzzy ayamga

Am getting this message saying: The oneX setting in profile “profilename” on interface “Wi-Fi” is not enabled.

Ana Osório

Hello!! I have the same problem but with Windows 10. WPA and TKIP is missing after upgrading to Windows 10 Home. Can you help me!!

Juan A
Hi. After dealing with this issue some days I finally got the solution. I followed the guide step by step many times and always got the Error 0x4000A or that the oneX was disabled. The guide showed here is repeated in any other webs, but no one comes with the complete solution. It’s as esy as create the new profile only with the network name under a 802.1x network (not WEP, not WPA2). type this on your CMD with no quotes in “yournetwork” netsh wlan set profileparameter name=”yournetwork” authentication=wpa encryption=tkip authMode=userOnly If you prefer AES: set profileparameter name=”yournetwork” authentication=wpa encryption=aes… Read more »

How can you see a profile’s encryption type after you have set it. To check the changes have gone though. I don’t have access to the network the device will connect to when it is in range.

Travis Poole

When I attempt to change authentication to WPA it says the profile is corrupted.