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Configure wireless settings eduroam - XP

  • Open the network connections control panel. (Click Start, Control Panel,selectClassic View if not already selected, click Network Connections)
  • Right click on your wireless network connection, and select Properties.
  • Select the Wireless Networks tab.
  • Ensure the Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings box is ticked.
  • In the list of preferred networks, if eduroam exists, select it and click Remove.
  • Click the Add button (in the preferred networks section)
  • In the Association tab, enter eduroam into the Network name (SSID) box.
  • Change the Network Authentication drop down option to WPA2.
  • Change the Data Encryption drop down option to AES (if you are using eduroam at a different organisation, you might need to pick WPA and TKIP as the previous two settings).
  • Select the Authentication tab.
  • In the EAP type drop down menu, select Protected EAP (PEAP)
  • Untick the Authenticate as computer when computer information is available box.
  • Untick the Authenticate as guest when user or computer information is unavailable box.
Screenshot: The connection properties window should now look like this
  • Click on the Properties button.
  • Place a tick in the box Validate server certificate.
Protected EAP Properties window
  • Tick the box Connect to these servers.
  • In to the Connect to these servers box, enter eduroam.ntu.ac.uk
  • Make sure the Trusted Root Certification Authority – GlobalSign Root CA is ticked
  • Place a tick in the box Do not prompt user to authorize new servers or trusted certification authorities
  • In the Select Authentication Method drop down menu, select Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP-v2)
  • Tick the box Enable Fast Reconnect.
  • Click on the Configure button.
  • Untick the box Automatically use my windows logon name and password …
Screenshot: The 'EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties' window
  • Click Ok (EAP MSCHAP-v2 window)
  • Click Ok (Protected EAP Properties window)
  • Click Ok (Wireless Network Connection window)
  • Your computer should now attempt to connect to the eduroam network – this may take 30 seconds or so.
  • Lookout for a yellow popup bubble at the bottom of your screen saying Click here to select a certificate or other credentials for connection to the network eduroam, click on it when it appears.
Screenshot: The yellow popup bubble
  • In the Enter Credentials window enter the following details: Username: your NTU username with @ntu.ac.uk appended. For example com3other@ntu.ac.uk
  • Password: your NTU password
  • Logon Domain: leave blank
  • Click Ok – Your computer should then authenticate you to the network and you will be able to access the Internet. This may take up to 30 seconds.
Screenshot: The yellow popup bubble
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