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Added by Daniel Pirrotta, last edited by Daniel Pirrotta on Nov 03, 2009 System Requirements


 You will need a notebook computer with 802.11b or 802.11g wireless capability.


802.1x uses WPA or WPA2 for security.

To use WPA you will require Windows XP Service Pack 2.

To use WPA2 you will need Windows XP Service Pack 2 + Microsoft Hotfix (KB893357).

Software Configuration

 1. Open the network connections window.

 2. Click on the Wireless Network Connection icon.
 3. Click on the Change settings of this connection link in the Network Tasks sub-menu.
 4. Click on the Wireless Networks tab.
 5. Click on the Add ... button.

 6. Make sure that the Association tab is selected.
 7. Enter the required network key information.
 8. Select the Authentication tab.
 9. Selected Protected EAP (PEAP) from the EAP type drop-down list.
 10. Uncheck the Authenticate as computer when computer information is available checkbox.
 11. Check the Authenticate as guest when user or computer information is unvailable checkbox.
 12. Click the Properties button.


 13. Check the Validate server certificate box.
 14. Select Secured Password (EAP-MSCHAP2) as the Authentication Method.
 15. Click on the Configure ... button.

 16. Ensure that the checkbox in the EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties dialog is not checked.
 17. Click on OK.

 18. Close any remaining windows, you are now ready to connect to the wireless network.

 Connecting to eduroam

 1. When the eduroam network is available, a balloon will appear in the lower right side of the screen. Click on the balloon to process your credentials.


 2. Enter your user name and password in the Enter Credentials dialog. Note: you must enter the full user name in the form Do not enter any information in the Logon domain.
 3.  Click on OK to continue, another balloon is displayed.


 4. Click on the balloon to select the security certificate. The Validate Server Certificate dialog window is displayed.

 5.  Click on the OK button to accept the certificate. You are now connected to the wireless network.


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