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Getting connected to eduroam in Windows XP

  • Right click on the wireless icon in the bottom right hand corner of your screen and select "View wireless networks". The Wireless Network Connection window will show which wireless networks are available.

Windows XP Wireless IconWireless SSID windows XP

  • Click "Change the order of preferred networks" to display the Wireless Network Connection Properties window.

Preferred Wireless networks

  • If the wireless network "eduroam" already exists in the "Preferred Networks" box, select it and click "Properties." If it does not appear click "Add."
  • Set Network name (SSID) to "eduroam".
  • Set Network Authentication to "WPA2". If WPA2 is not available on your device you may use WPA.
  • Set Data encryption to "AES". If AES is not available on your device you may use TKIP.
  • DO NOT click OK, but now select the "Authentication" tab.

Authentication method Windows XP

  • The option to "Enable IEEE 802.1x authentication" will be ticked but greyed out.
  • Select "ProtectedEAP (PEAP)" from the list of EAP types.
  • Deselect BOTH "Authenticate as computer" and "Authenticate as guest".
  • Click "Properties".

Certificate for Windows XP

  • Ensure "Validate server certificate" is selected.
  • Scroll down the list of Trusted Root Certificate Authorities and select "Thawte Premium Server CA" and "thawte Primary Root CA".
  • Select "Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2)" from the list of Authentication methods.
  • Ensure that "Enable Fast Reconnect" is NOT selected.
  • Click "Configure".
uncheck Windows logon credentials
  • Ensure "Automatically use my Windows logon name" is NOT selected.
  • Click "OK" to close the "EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties" window.
  • Click "OK" to close the "Protected EAP Properties" window.
  • Click "OK" to close the "Wireless Network Connection Properties" window.
  • User name: Enter your username as your unet ID plus "@brandeis.edu", e.g. "trobes@brandeis.edu".
  • Password: Enter the password which you specified when you registered for your Brandeis username.
  • Logon domain: Leave the "Logon domain" field blank.
  • Click "OK".

Your device should now authenticate and, if successful, connect to the eduroam secure wireless network.

If you see the following box, click "ok" to continue and you should be able to continue to the eduroam network:

Validate certificate windows xp

The first time you attempt to connect to the eduroam secure wireless network, a balloon-tip will appear in the Windows system tray prompting you to "Select a certificate or other credentials".

Click in this balloon to display the "Enter Credentials" login window.

Eduroam/Brandeis Login credentials