Configuring the Wireless Network Connection for SSID LMU_Wireless

Configuring the Wireless Network Connection for SSID LMU_Wireless
Configuring the Wireless Network Connection for SSID LMU_Wireless
The following instructions are specific to Windows XP, but should generally apply to Win2K as well. Note that
some wireless network clients require configuration through their own utility (not the XP Wireless network
Connection dialog). However, it is recommended to use Windows to configure wireless network settings when
possible. These instructions are for use with the built-in Windows XP Wireless Network Connection Dialog.
On the XP client:
Log in as Administrator, or to an account with local computer Administrative privileges.
Make sure that the Wireless Adapter is enabled. Enable it from the Network Connections Control
Panel. If the wireless adapter is not enabled you will not be able to configure it.
From the Network Connections Control Panel, right-click on the Wireless Adapter, choose Properties
then select the Wireless Networks tab. You should see a window like Figure :
Figure 1
Select LMU_Wireless from the Available networks and click Properties, or click the Add button to add a
network which Windows does not currently see in its list of Available networks. Be careful regarding all of
the networks in the “Preferred Networks” list to ensure that the correct network is on close to the top of the
list. If not, use the “Move up” button to put it at the top. You’ll see a window like Figure 1:
Figure 1
You’ll be placed into the Wireless Network Properties dialog on the Association tab. The association tab
allows you to configure those 802.11 options that need to be set before an 802.11 association is formed.
If needed, type the Network Name (LMU_Wireless). You will be configuring for Open Authentication and
WEP Disabled
Next select the Authentication tab which brings up this window (Figure ):
Figure 3
Leave “Enable IEEE 802.1x” Un-checked. This page should actually be all grayed out because Data
Encryption (WEP) was not checked in the Association tab.
Click “OK” in all the Wireless Client Set-up Boxes all the way back to the “Wireless Network Connection
Properties Box and wait for the client set-up to complete.
Upon completion of the set-up, the “View Available Wireless Network” should show the LMU_Wireless SSID. See
Figure 4 below. Note that this is not the same Wireless Network as the LMU-Wireless (soon to be retired).. Make
sure you use the LMU_Wireless SSID (underscore…not the dash)
Figure 4
Double Click on the LMU_Wireless network. Wait for Connection Status to change to “Connected”
Launch your browser and you will be presented with the following Certificate Dialog Box. (Figure 5)
Figure 5
Click Yes to accept the certificate. The certificate will look like the one shown in Figure 6.
Figure 6
Although encryption is not required on this WLAN, your LMU network credentials are still required to
Authenticate. You will be presented with a login dialog box as shown in Figure 6. Login using your ID and
Figure 7
If Authentication is successful, you will receive the following dialog box which should be kept minimized on your
desktop until you want to log off. (See Figure 8). You must allow Pop-Ups from this site (or turn off Pop-Up
Blocker), otherwise this logout window will not appear and could cause intermittent connectivity drops.
Figure 8
If Authentication is unsuccessful, you will be flagged with a “Login Error” and will have to re-enter the credentials.
After successful Authentication, you can use the Internet as normal….
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