How Do I ... Setup Eduroam WPA/WPA 2 for wireless on Windows XP
UWO offers the eduroam wireless network that can be accessed by WPA/WPA2 Compliant Cards on Windows XP. Please follow the procedure listed below to enable WPA/WPA2 for your wireless adapter. If you have any problems please contact us.
- Windows XP SP2 (Service Pack 2)
- A wireless card with drivers that support WPA/WPA2 and PEAP (Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol). Please see your manufacturer's website for information as well as the newest updates, drivers, and firmware regarding your wireless card.
- This document will assume that you are using the standard Windows XP wireless network configuration utility. If you are using the computer or wireless card manufacturer’s utility, please consult the appropriate documentation for your hardware.
button at the bottom, then click
Scroll to the bottom of the list. Double click on the
Wireless Zero Configuration
service and ensure that it is set to
button at the bottom, then select
and right click on your wireless network card and select
. Click on the
at the bottom. For
Network Name (SSID)
If your wireless card supports WPA2, then for Network Authentication select WPA2 (note: WPA2 and WPA-PSK are not equivalent and selecting WPA-PSK will not allow the connection to operate properly). For Data Encryption select AES . Make sure that your settings match the picture.
is not an option, you can select
to setup the network connection for WPA compliance (note: WPA and WPA-PSK
are not equivalent and selecting WPA-PSK will not allow the connection
to operate properly). For
. Make sure that your settings match the picture below
Protected EAP (PEAP)
, then uncheck and turn off
Authenticate as computer when computer information is available.
Turn on Connect to these servers: and enter mack.its.uwo.ca
At the bottom, make sure that the Select Authentication Method is set to Secured Password (EAP-MSCHAP v2) then click the Configure button at the bottom. Uncheck and turn off Automatically use my Windows login name and password.
buttons and close any Windows to exit the configuration. In a few seconds,
the network card will contact the
network. Click the bubble at the bottom right hand corner to login.
Enter your Western login name as
and the appropriate password. Then click
. Important: you must add
after your Western login name to successfully access the
The wireless card will authenticate with the network and send a security
certificate to your computer. Click the bubble at the bottom right hand
corner and then click
- After a few moments, you will then be connected to the eduroam network.
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