XP Wireless Config

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Notice.png Note:
University owned laptops should be configured using their pre-installed clients

Configuring Rootown on XP

This procedure requires Service Pack 2 to be installed (in most cases this is already taken care of). If are are unsure, click the Start Menu, go to Run, type winver.exe and click OK. The second line displays which service pack is installed.


Navigate to Start Menu, Control Panel, and then Network Connections. Right click your Wireless card and select Properties.

2. Click the Wireless tab and click the Add button if it is the first time your adding the network.
3. The settings are as follows. Use the image to right for a visual of what it appears as.

SSID: rootown
Network Authentication: WPA2
Data Encryption: AES

NOTE: Use WPA if WPA2 is not available and TKIP if AES is not.

Next, Select the Authentication tab

  1. Change EAP type to Protected EAP (PEAP)
  2. UNCHECK Authenticate as computer when computer info is available
  3. UNCHECK Authenticate as guest when user or computer info is unavailable.
4. Click the Properties button.
  1. UNCHECK "Validate server certificate".
  2. Click Enable Fast Reconnect near the bottom.
  3. Also near the bottom, click Configure (next to Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2).
  4. UNCHECK Automatically use my Windows logon...
5. Click OK until you get back to the starting point. You will be prompted by a balloon in the bottom right corner near the clock. Use the image as an example.
6. Click the balloon. Enter JUST your UAnetID and your password. Leave Domain blank.
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7. You should be connect to the network now. In the future. The balloon may appear periodically to re-authenticate you. Also, when your password changes, this balloon should appear again looking for your new password.

Notice.png Changing Password:
A balloon will appear from time to time asking for you to "Enter Additional Login Information." Click it and enter your information. It will also reappear about 5-20 seconds after you change your UAnetID password. Simply click it, and enter your new information.

If you DO NOT see the Wireless Network tab.

1. Go to the Start Menu
2. Go to Run
3. Type services.msc
4. Scroll to the bottom and find Wireless Zero Configuration
5. Right Click it and click Start
6. Try clicking Advanced Settings again under the wireless settings. It should be there.

However, the most likely cause of this incident is that a third party utility is controlling your wireless settings. You may want to either disable that utility or attempt to use it to configure your wireless settings. We have a few utility setups on the Wireless_Setup page. You can also bring the computer to Bierce Library 52c or call us at 330-972-6888.