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helpdesk@montana.edu Configuring MSU-Secure on Windows XP

  1. Right-click on the wireless icon located at the bottom right corner of your desktop in the system tray and select Open Network Connections (figure 1).
  2. Right-click on the Wireless Network Connection link (figure 2), and select Properties.
  3. The Wireless Network Connection Properties box opens.
  4. Select the Wireless Networks tab and click the Advanced button (figure 3).
  5. The "Advanced" dialogue box opens (figure 4)
  6. Select Access point…, uncheck Automatically connect… and
    click the Close button (figure 4).
  7. Click the Add button (figure 5).
  8. The Wireless network properties box opens (figure 6)
  9. Enter MSU-Secure in the Network name (SSID) field,
    select WPA for Network Authentication and TKIP for Data encryption.
    Click the Authentication tab.
  10. Set EAP type to ProtectedEAP (PEAP), uncheck both boxes (figure 7)
    and click the Properties button.
  11. The Protected EAP Properties box opens. (figure 8)
  12. Check the following boxes in the Protected EAP Properties box:
    • Validate server certificate
    • AddTrust External CA Root
    • Enable Fast Reconnect
  13. Select EAP-MSCHAPv2 for Authentication Method and click the Configure button.
  14. Uncheck the box and click the OK button. (figure 9).
  15. Click the OK button in each open wihdow that remains (should be 3).
  16. Click on the Wireless Network Connection balloon now open above the wireless icon on your desktop (figure 10).
  17. Enter your MSU Domain username and password (they are those used to log into computers on campus) and click OK .
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Screen of start window. Figure 1. Right-click wireless icon and select Open Network Connections.
Screen shot. Figure 2. Right-click Wireless Internet Connection and select Properties .
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Figure 3. Select Wireless Networks Tab and click Advanced button. Return to instructions
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Figure 4. Select Access... uncheck box and click Close . Return to instructions
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Figure 5. Click the Add button. Return to instructions
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Figure 6. Make selections as shown and click the Authentication tab. Return to instructions
Screen shot. Figure 7. Uncheck the boxes as shown, select PEAP and then click Properties button. Return to instruction
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Figure 8. Check boxes as shown, select EAP-MSCHAP v2, then click Configure button.Return to instructions
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Figure 9. Uncheck box and click OK button. Return to instructions
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Figure 10. Click on the Wireless Network Connection balloon. Return to instructions
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Figure 11. Enter your domain user name and password and click "OK". Return to instructions