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Windows XP was developed before the security protocols used on our wireless network. However, it is still possible to manually configure the operating system to connect to our network. You must have the latest service pack installed on your computer.

These instructions are for the default wireless manager provided by Windows XP. If you have a proprietary wireless management application, please consult the instructions provided with it, or contact the IT Help Desk.

  1. Double-click the Wireless icon in the System Tray (located in the bottom-right of your screen by the clock).
  2. Click the View Wireless Networks button.View Wireless Connections
  3. Under Related Tasks, click Change advanced settings.Views of Wireless Networks
  4. Click the Wireless Networks tab.Wireless Connection Properties
  5. Click Add (or, if UNR-WPA is already listed, select it and click Properties).Wireless Network Selection
  6. Enter UNR-WPA for the Network Name (SSID); select WPA for Network Authentication and TKIP for Data encryption.UNR-WPA Properties
  7. Select the Authentication tab and choose Protected EAP (PEAP) as the EAP type. Uncheck Authenticate as computers when computer information is available.EAP Type
  8. Click the Properties button.EAP Properties
  9. Click Configure and uncheck Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any).MSCHAP v2 Properties
  10. Click OK until you are back at the Wireless Network Connection window. Then select UNR-WPA and choose Connect.Choose Wireless Network Screen
  11. Enter your NetID username and password and click OK.Enter NetID Credentials
  12. Choose OK when prompted to validate the Server Certificate.Validate Server Certificate

You should now be connected to the UNR-WPA. If you have any issues, please see our Wireless Troubleshooting tips.

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