Configuring wireless network clients

Configuring wireless network clients

This chapter shows how to configure typical wireless network clients to connect to a wireless network with WPA- Enterprise security.

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Windows XP client

To configure the WPA-Enterprise network connection

1. In the Windows Start menu, go to Control Panel > Network Connections > Wireless Network Connection or select the wireless network icon in the Notification area of the Taskbar. A list of available networks is displayed.

If you are already connected to another wireless network, the Connection Status window displays. Select View Wireless Networks on the General tab to view the list.

If the network broadcasts its SSID, it is listed. But do not try to connect until you have completed the configuration step below. Because the network doesn’t use the Windows XP default security configuration, configure the client’s network settings manually before trying to connect.

2. You can configure the WPA-Enterprise network to be accessible from the View Wireless Networks window even if it does not broadcast its SSID.

3. Select Change Advanced Settings and then select the Wireless Networks tab.


Any existing networks that you have already configured are listed in the Preferred Networks list.

4. Select Add and enter the following information:


Network Name (SSID)               The SSID for your wireless network

Network Authentication           WPA2

Data Encryption                        AES

5. If this wireless network does not broadcast its SSID, select Connect even if this network is not broadcasting so that the network will appear in the View Wireless Networks list.

6. Select the Authentication tab.

7. In EAP Type, select Protected EAP (PEAP).

8. Make sure that the other two authentication options are not selected.

9. Select Properties.

10. Make sure that Validate server_certificate is selected.

11. Select the server certificate UTN-USERFirst-Hardware.

12. In Select Authentication Method, select Secured Password (EAP-MSCHAPv2).

13. Ensure that the remaining options are not selected.

14. Select Configure.

15. If your wireless network credentials are the same as your Windows logon credentials, select Automatically use my Windows logon name and password. Otherwise, make sure that this option is not selected.

16. Select OK. Repeat until you have closed all of the Wireless Network Connection Properties windows.

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