I turned on the 802.1x authentication parameter in the vista client for
windows vista (used on 64bit vista) and configured all the appropriate
settings in vista to get wifi up & running succesfully.

When I turn on the 2 flags in the 802.1x tab of the novell client for vista,
I can succesfully log on.
When I logoff and turn the two flags off in the 802,1x tab, I can still
authenticate to login. How is this possible?