XP Wireless Config

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

Issues with wireless on University owned laptops should be sent to the ZipSupport Center (330/972-6888)

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: WPA
Data Encryption: TKIP

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 ballon 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.

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.