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									                                      Configuring WPA2 for Windows XP




Requirements for wireless using WPA2 on Windows XP

        Your wireless card must support 802.1x, AES, and WPA2.

        Your computer must have Windows XP service pack 2 installed and all the latest updates (you
         can download them through the Windows update site http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com ).

        Make sure you have the most current drivers for your wireless card.




**Important first step: Windows XP users must install a Microsoft update to enable WPA2 support
before continuing. You will need to restart your computer after downloading and installing the update.
The update can be downloaded at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/893357.

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After installing the update and rebooting, you are then ready to resume the WPA2 configuration.



At the start menu -                       - select “Run” and type in “ncpa.cpl” and click ok.




This will take you to the network connection screen (Figure 10)
                                                  Fig. 10

Right mouse click your wireless connection icon and select properties. This will bring up the following
screen (figure 11). Click on the “Wireless Networks” tab. Make sure the “Use Windows to configure my
wireless network settings” is checked. .




                                                  Fig. 11

Click the “Add” button and at the association tab fill out the window as below.
The network authentication is WPA2 and the Data Encryption is AES.




                                             Securewireless




******** If WPA2 is not listed as an option, then one of the following is the likely cause: ********

             •   You haven’t installed the update from Microsoft as directed above.
             •   The driver for you wireless adapter does not support WPA2. Check with the manufacturer
                 to see if there is an updated version of the driver available.
             •   Your wireless adapter does not support WPA2.
Click the “Authentication” tab and fill out as in figure 13. The EAP type is “Protected EAP (PEAP) and
make sure the “Authenticate as computer when computer information is available” is UNCHECKED.




                                                 Fig. 13




Click the “Properties” button and uncheck the “Validate server certificate” option and make sure that the
authentication method is Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2) as in figure 14.
                                                 Fig. 14



Click the “Configure” button and uncheck the box (see Figure 15). This will ensure that the proper login
information is used.




                                                 Fig. 15
Click Ok on each window until you get back to the original properties screen. There is a box labeled
“Advanced”. Click to open it up. Select the choice, “Access point (infrastructure) networks only,” and
uncheck the option of automatically connection to non-preferred networks (Figure 16)




                                                   Fig. 16

Click “Close” and then OK. Congratulations, wireless using WPA2 is now set up. If you are within range
of an access point, you will see the following image (With the name of your wireless connection) (figure
17)




                                            Securewireless




                                                   Fig. 17

Click the text balloon and it will take you to the following window (figure 18):
                                                Fig. 18


Enter your 6+2 username and password in the appropriate blanks, (this is the same as your Central Login
username and password) but leave the logon domain empty. Click “OK” and you will be authenticated
onto the wireless network using WPA2.
                                     Configuring WPA2 for Vista




Requirements for wireless using WPA2 on Windows Vista

    •   Your wireless card must support 802.1x, AES, and WPA2.



Select “Start” then Control Panel on your Vista desktop. After the Control Panel window opens, double-
click “Network and Sharing Center”




                                               Fig. 19
Select “Manage wireless networks” as in Fig. 20




                                           Fig.20
                                                 Fig. 21


You will then add a new wireless network to your machine.




After selecting “Add”, a new window will appear as in Fig. 22 below.
                                            Fig.22



Select “Manually create a network profile



A new window will appear (fig.23):


Enter Securewireless for the network name.
For the Security type, select WPA2-Enterprise from the drop down selection.
The Encryption type will automatically populate with AES as in Fig. 23.
                                            Fig. 23


Click the “next” button; A new window appears, click the “close” button.




You should now see a screen similar to figure 24. With Securewireless listed as one of the
networks you can view and modify.
Fig. 24
Right-click on Securewireless, then select Properties




                                           Fig. 25
In the pop-up window, verify that “Connect automatically when this network is in range” is the
only box selected in this window.




                                            Fig. 26
Select the “Security” Tab

Security Type should be WPA2-Enterprise
Encryption type should be AES
Network authentication method should be PEAP
The Cache user information checkbox should be unchecked.




                                             Fig. 27

Select the “Settings” button, the following window will appear (fig.28).

Uncheck the “Validate server certificate” box and verify that “Enable fast reconnect” box is
checked.
                                            Fig. 28




Select the “configure” button, you will get a pop-up window (fig.29).

Uncheck the box for “Automatically use Windows logon name and password”
Fig. 29
Click Ok on each window until you get back to the “Manage wireless networks” window (fig.30)




                                                  Fig. 30



If you are within range of an access point, you will see the text balloon

(Additional information is required to connect to Securewireless). Click on the text balloon and a window
will appear as in fig.31
                                               Fig.31




Enter your 6+2 username and password in the appropriate blanks, (this is the same as your Central Login
username and password) but leave the logon domain empty. Click “OK” and you will be authenticated
onto the wireless network using WPA2.
                                Configuring WPA2 for the Macintosh


To setup your AirPort or Airport Extreme for use with WPA2.


   1. In the      menu bar, click on the AirPort    icon and choose Open Internet Connect...


   2. In the menu, select AirPort under Configuration. Next click on Turn AirPort On




   3. Under Network, choose “Other”

   4. Enter Securewireless and select WPA2 Enterprise. Enter username (6+2) and password (this is
      the same as your Central Login username and password). Click on OK to proceed.
5. If your connection is successful, your AirPort icon in the menu bar will become bold and show the
   signal strength (based on how many bars are bold – like this          ). Once you have configured
   this, your computer should recognize when it is in a wireless area at UC and should automatically
   connect. If you are in a wireless areas and can’t connect, turn AirPort off and then on again
   (through the AirPort Status Icon). This will usually fix the problem.
                               Configuring WPA2 for Linux

   Before beginning, please note that this was tested on a laptop with Ubuntu 7.04 with Atheros chipset.
   Please make sure your flavor of Linux and wireless chipset will run WPA2 (sometimes called WPA
   enterprise). After any necessary changes are made to your machine, click the “Network Manager”
   icon in the upper right hand corner of the window (by default) and the following drop down menu
   appears (figure 32). Select Securewireless and the Wireless Network Key Required window will
   appear (figure 33)




                                                  Fig. 32




In the dropdown boxes listed, please select the following. Where it states <username> <password> enter
username (6+2) and password (this is the same as your Central Login username and password). Once
done, click the Login to Network button and you will be connected.
Fig.33

								
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