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SIUE-WPA Connection Instructions for Windows XP

Follow these instructions to connect most computers to the SIUE-WPA Secure Wireless Network. Before proceeding ensure that you have the latest Service Packs and Windows updates installed and that your wireless adapter has the latest drivers. Download the latest drivers from the manufacturer's site.

1. Click Start, then click Connect to, then click Show all connections (if you are using the Classic Start menu, click Start, then click Settings, then click Network Connections). Right click Wireless Network Connection and select Properties. There should be at least two tabs: General and Wireless Networks. (If you don't see the Wireless Networks tab, the Wireless Zero Configuration service needs to be enabled.)

SIUE-WPA Windows XP

2. Click the Wireless Networks tab. Select Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings and click Add.

SIUE-WPA Windows XP

3. In capital letters, type SIUE-WPA in the Network name (SSID) area. Select WPA2 for Network Authentication and AES for Data Encryption. (If these options are not available, either the drivers for your wireless adapter need to be updated or it is likely that your adapter does not support WPA2.)

SIUE-WPA Windows XP

4. Click the Authentication tab and select Protected EAP (PEAP) as the EAP type. Deselect the Authenticate as computer when computer information is available option.

SIUE-WPA Windows XP

5. Click the Properties button and click Validate server certificate. In the Trusted Root Certification Authorities area, check oitca. In the Select Authentication Method section select Secured Password (EAP-MSCHAP v2) from the drop-down menu.

SIUE-WPA Windows XP

6. Click the Configure... button. Deselect the Automatically use my Windows logon name and password option. Click OK to close all open windows.

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7. The following balloon should appear in the lower right-hand corner of your screen.

SIUE-WPA Windows XP

8. Click on this balloon and the following screen should appear. Enter your e-ID and e-ID password in the User Name and Password areas. Enter CAMPUS in the Logon Domain line and click OK.

SIUE-WPA Windows XP

9. You should now be connected to the SIUE-WPA Secure Wireless network.

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