Wireless Setup on VISTA Using Windows Wireless Configuration Tool

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  1. Start > Connect To > Setup Connection or Network > Manually Connect to a Wireless Network > Set:
    Network name: cci_connect
    Security type: WPA2-Enterprise
    Encryption type: AES
    Start this connection automatically: Checked
    Connect even if the network is not broadcasting: Unchecked
    Screenshot of the Manually Connect to a Wireless Network window
  2. Next > Change Connection Settings > Set:
    Connect automatically when this network is in range: Checked
    Connect to a more preferred network if available: Checked
    Connect even if the network is not broadcasting: Unchecked
    Enable WLAN connection settings: Unchecked
    Screenshot of the Connection tab in the Change Connection Settings dialog
  3. Security Tab > Set:
    Security type: WPA2-Enterprise
    Encryption type: AES
    Network Authentication Method: Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP)
    Cache user information for subsequent connections to this network: Checked
    Screenshot of the Security tab in the Change Connection Settings dialog
  4. Settings... > Set:
    Validate server certificate: Unchecked
    Enable Fast Reconnect: Unchecked
    Enable Quarantine checks: Unchecked
    Disconnect if server does not prevent crypobinding TLV: Unchecked
    Screenshot showing the "Validate server certificate" and "Enable Fast Reconnect" unchecked in the Protexted EAP Properties dialog
  5. Configure > Set:
    Automatically Use My Windows logon name and Password (and domain if any): Unchecked
    Screenshot showing the "Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any)" checkbox unchecked in the EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties dialog
  6. Click OK on all open dialogs.
  7. A pop-up message will come up near your task bar.  Click on it!  If you missed it simply wait a minute and it will come up again.
    Screenshot showing the pop-up message that you must click on
  8. Fill in your User Name and Password.  Leave Domain blank. > OK
    Screenshot showing the dialog where you enter your username and password
  9. Done.  You can close any remaining network windows.
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