Wireless Setup on XP Using Windows Wireless Configuration Tool

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Requirements: SP3 or SP2 with required patch KB893357
Wireless Card with WPA2 capability

  1. Start > Settings > Network Connections
  2. Right Click on "Wireless Network Connection" > "Properties"
  3. Wireless Networks Tab > Add > Association Tab > Set:
    Network Name (SSID): cci_connect
    Network Authentication: WPA2
    Data encryption: AES
    Screenshot showing the "Add" button in the Wireless Networks tab

    Screenshot showing the Network Name, Network Authentication, and Data encryption filled out
  4. Authentication Tab > Set:
    EAP type: Protected EAP(PEAP)
    Authenticate as computer when computer information is available: Checked
    Authenticate as guest when user or computer information is unavailable: Unchecked
    Screenshot showing EAP type set to "Protected EAP (PEAP)" and the "Authenticate as computer..." checkbox checked
  5. Properties > Set:
    Validate server certificate: Unchecked
    Select Authentication Method: Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2)
    Enable Fast Reconnect: Checked
    Enable Quarantine checks: Unchecked
    Disconnect if server does not present cryptobinding TLV: Unchecked
    Screenshot showing the 'Validate server certificate' checkbox unchecked and the "Select Authentication Method" set to "Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2)" in the Protected EAP Properties dialog
  6. Configure > Set:
    Automatically Use My Windows logon Name and password (and domain if any): Unchecked
    Screenshot showing the location of the "Configure..." button in the Protected EAP Properties dialog
    Screenshot showing the "Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any)" checkbox unchecked in the EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties dialog
  7. Click OK on all open dialogs.
  8. A pop-up message will come up near the task bar. Click on it! If you missed it just wait a minute and it will come up again.
    Screenshot of the pop-up message that you must click on
  9. Fill in your User name and Password. Leave the Domain blank. > OK > You are done.
    Screenshot showing the dialog where you enter your username and password