Modifying tamulink-WPA in Windows XP
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Tamulink-WPA is a wireless network that allows for greater flexibility and security when accessing the campus wireless network. WPA utilizes the 802.1x wireless technology. This document will detail how to configure Windows XP to connect to this network.
Changes implemented on the tamulink-WPA network on March 10, 2008 require users to modify a few things in Windows XP.
If you have previously configured your Windows XP machine to connect to tamulink-WPA, then you should get the following message [fig. 1] when you try to connect for the first time again.
[fig. 1 - Initial Message]
When you click on the message, you should get a box that asks you to validate the new server certificate that contains either "Go Daddy" or "Valicert" in the name [fig. 2]. Press OK.
[fig. 2 - Validating Server Certificate]
Your computer will now connect to tamulink-WPA, but there are additional steps required to prevent this box from appearing each time you connect. Right-click on the wireless icon at the bottom right part of your screen and choose View Available Wireless Networks [fig. 3].
[fig. 3 - Viewing Wireless Networks]
Click on Change Advanced Settings at the bottom left [fig. 4].
[fig. 4 - Changing Wireless Settings]
Choose the Authentication tab and click the Properties box in the middle [fig. 5].
[fig. 5 - Authentication Properties]
From the list of certificates, uncheck the one that says Texas A&M University Certificate Authority [fig. 6].
[fig. 6 - Unchecking Certificate]
The other checked certificate is the one you agreed to in Step 2. Leave this one. [fig. 7]
[fig. 7 - New Certificate]
That should be it. Press OK and you should be connected. If you have questions, feel free to call Help Desk Central, at 979-845-8300.