Further to my post above. Looking at the datasheet for the ESP8266 chip, under Wi-Fi Protocols section it says :
“• Open Interface for various upper layer authentication schemes over EAP such as TLS, PEAP, LEAP, SIM, AKA, or customer specific.”
So can the OSBee firmware take care of that interface, or do I need to somehow modify my firmware myself ?
It may help that my son is a network security student who implemented EAP in the first place, but he is not a programmer, and I am a newbie.