Photon CM9 802.1x wpa_supplicant.conf
I figured it out in case anyone runs into the problem in the future. When Googling, I didn't find anything specific to the Photon, however it seems that CM9 has some problems when it comes to 802.1x networks. Basically, ICS is capable of handling 802.1x but the UI isn't up to par. So for whatever reason, my work network was showing up as WPA or WEP or whatever (I think it changed a few times honestly). I wasn't able to edit the settings at all. When I added a new network as 802.1x, it would say not in range.
So as I mentioned above, people said you can edit the wpa_supplicant.conf file to adjust the settings. I was originally editing the wpa_supplicant.conf file in /system/etc/wifi to no avail, then I found out, there's a different wpa_supplicant.conf in /data/misc/wifi. I used Root Explorer to mount as rw then opened wpa_supplicant.conf with Text Editor.
THIS time I saw all my previously saved networks with all their info. This is what I should have been seeing the whole time.
From that point it was as easy as editing the existing entry for my work wifi. I typed
Saved the changes. Most likely rebooted and the wifi connected!