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LSUA Wireless Setup for Windows XP Operating System

Published: Jun 05, 2013

Before proceeding make sure you have the latest Service Packs and Windows updates installed, and also make sure your wireless adapter has the latest drivers. If your computer has a built-in wireless adapter, download the latest drivers from the computer manufacturer's website. If you have an external wireless adapter, download the latest drivers from the adapter manufacturer's website.

1. *** Required Update!!!***

If your system is running Windows XP Service Pack 2 you must install Microsoft hotfix update KB885453. This update fixes a problem most computers have when authenticating to a secure wireless network. To download the hotfix,
click HERE

Next, go to the Start menu Click Start > Connect to
Show all connections 

or Classic start menu Click Start > Settings >
Network Connections

Then, right click Wireless Network Connection and select Properties. You should see at least two tabs: General and Wireless Networks. If you don't see the Wireless Networks tab, you need to enable the Wireless Zero Configuration service.

2. Click the Wireless Networks tab. Check Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings and then click Add

3. Type lsuasecure under Network name (SSID) and select WPA for Network Authentication and TKIP for Data Encryption. If you don't see these options, either the drivers for your wireless adapter need to be updated or it is likely that your adapter doesn't support WPA.

4. Click the Authentication tab and select PEAP as the EAP type. Check Authenticate as computer when computer information is available.

5. Click Properties and check all the boxes as depicted below. Check the checkbox to validate server certificate. Under Trusted Root Certification Authorities check the box for Thawte Premium Server CA. Under Select Authentication Method select Secured Password (EAP-MSCHAP v2) from the drop down menu.




6. Click the Configure button in the previous window. Uncheck the box "Automatically use my Windows logon name and password".

7. Click OK in the last window and all of the remaining windows. A message should pop up at the lower right corner of your laptop/desktop asking you to process your login information. Click on the message and enter your LSUA username and password and leave the "Logon Domain" field empty.

If your computer does not connect at all, right-click the Wireless Network Connection icon (see step 1) and select View Available Wireless Networks. Find lsuasecure under Choose a wireless network and double click it.

If you need help, call the IET Services at (318) 473-6574 or stop by IET Services, Technology Center (TC 107) for Personal Assistance.

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