Connecting to the Faculty/Staff Wireless Network (Windows XP)


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These instructions are for the Microsoft Wireless Client that is included in Windows XP.  This covers the majority of the wireless clients that faculty and staff are using.  Apple users will use the same technologies and protocols, although they are “packaged” in a different way.

The following setup only has to be performed the first time you connect to the Hendrix Faculty / Staff Wireless Network.  You can only follow these instructions while on the Hendrix College campus (within range of the faculty / staff wireless network).

Items to check before you begin

Connecting to the Wireless Network 

For a larger version of any of the screenshots below, click on the picture.

  1. Go to "Start" --> "Connect to" --> "Show All Connections".   
    Step 1 Screenshot
  2. Find the "Wireless Network Connection", right-click on the icon and select "Properties".
    Step 2 Screenshot
  3. Select the "Wireless Networks" tab and press the "Add" button.
    Step 3 Screenshot
  4. Under the "Association" tab, enter the following information:

    SSID:   hndrxfac01   (case sensitive)
    Network Authentication:   WPA
    Data Encryption:   TKIP
    Step 4 Screenshot
  5. Select the "Authentication" tab.  In the "EAP type" dropdown box, select Protected EAP (PEAP), then select the "Properties" button just beneath it.
    Step 5 Screenshot
  6. In the "PEAP Properties" window, uncheck the “Validate server certificate” option.  Now, ensure that “Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2)” is selected in the dropdown box and press the "Configure…" button.
    Step 6 Screenshot
  7. In the "EAP MSCHAP v2 Properties" window, uncheck the “Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any)" option.
    Step 7 Screenshot
  8. Press “OK” in each of the successive dialog boxes until you are out of the configuration dialog.
    Step 8 Screenshot
  9. A logon box will now appear.  Enter the following information:

    User Name:  assigned username from IT
    Password:  enter your password
    Logon Domain:   HENDRIX
    Step 9 Screenshot
  10. Press "OK". This completes the setup. You should now be on the Hendrix Student wireless network.
    Step 10 Screenshot
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