Windows XP Wireless Setup

Make sure you have all the latest updates, service packs, and drivers installed on your computer.

Navigate to to install the latest updates for Windows XP.

It is also recommended that you reboot your computer before starting the wireless configuration

  1. Click the Start button, then open the Control Panel.
  2. Click Switch to Classic View if it is not already in Classic View.
  3. Double click on Network Connections.
  4. Double click the Wireless Internet Connection.
    * You may need to physically enable a wireless switch on your laptop if the connection appears to be disabled.
  5. Click Change Advanced Settings.
  6. Click the Wireless Networks tab.
  7. Make sure Use Windows to Configure my wireless network settings is checked. Then click the Add button.
  8. Type SUU (this is case sensitive) in the Network name (SSID) field.
  9. Set Network Authentication to WPA2. WPA/TKIP will also work.
  10. Set Data encryption to AES.
  11. Then click on the Authentication tab.
  12. Select Protected EAP (PEAP) on the EAP type drop-down menu.
  13. Make sure Authenticate as computer... is checked.
  14. Click the Properties button.
  15. Make sure Validate server certificate is checked.
  16. Make sure your settings match the settings below.
  17. Click the Configure button
  18. Un-check Automatically use my Windows logon name and password.
  19. Click OK on all of the open windows until they are all gone and your desktop is visible.
  20. A bubble should appear at the lower right hand corner of your screen. Click inside the bubble.
  21. Enter your SUU username and password in the Enter Credentials box. Leave the Logon domain blank.
    * If you don't know your SUU username or password, call your IT support person.
  22. Click the 2nd bubble in the corner of your screen.
  23. Click OK.
  24. After a moment you will be connected to the SUU wireless network. If you still have trouble connecting, you should check for wireless driver updates from your laptops manufacturer.

You can get additional help by contacting your IT support person.

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Last Update: Tuesday, February 15, 2011