Configuring WinXP Intel wireless client for TTLS+PAP (v3.0, 27th Feb 2014)

Described here are the steps involved in configuring the Intel wireless client under Windows XP to use eduroam, authenticating via TTLS+PAP. Your home site will be able to tell you whether TTLS+PAP is the appropriate authenticiation method that you should use.

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Information you will need

To complete these instructions you'll need some information specific to your home site/organisation, plus your own credentials, as listed below. If any of the details in your wifi profile are incorrect then your authentication will fail and you will not gain wifi access via eduroam. The IT department of your home site will be able to provide you with these details:

Information requiredSample string in the instructions below
Your home site's domain name as would appear in, for example, your e-mail address e.g. ucd.iemysite.ie
[OPTIONAL] The name of the CA certificate used by your home site for eduroam. You will not require this if your site is using a public CA which is already defined within your wireless client.GTE CyberTrust Global Root
[OPTIONAL] A file containing the actual CA certificate used by your site for eduroam. You will not require this if your site is using a public CA which is already defined within your wireless client.cacert.crt
The name on the SSL certificate presented by the authentication server at your home site e.g. tweedledum.ucd.ie certname.mysite.ie
The username you use to authenticate against your home account. Note the inclusion of your domain name e.g. jsoap@ucd.iemyname@mysite.ie
The password you use to authenticate against your home account.mypassword

Notes on the Intel wireless client under WinXP

Configuration instructions

Follow these steps to configure your wireless client:

  1. If your home site has provided you with a file containing a CA certificate then you will need to install it here, otherwise skip to the next step.

    Installing the CA certificate

    Further info on CA certificate

  2. Double-click on the application icon in the tray.
    Click Profiles.
  3. Click Add.
  4. Define the profile general details:
    Profile Name: eduroam
    Wireless Network Name (SSID): eduroam
    Operating Mode:Select Network (Infrastructure)

    Click Next

  5. Define the user security details:
    Select Enterprise Security
    Network Authentication: WPA2-Enterprise
    Data Encryption: AES-CCMP
    Authentication Type: TTLS
    Authentication Protocol: PAP
    User Credentials: Use the following
    User Name: myname@mysite.ie
    Domain: Leave blank
    Password: mypassword
    Roaming Identity: anonymous@mysite.ie

    Further info on credential settings

    Click Next

  6. Define your server security details:
    Select Validate Server Certificate
    Certificate Issuer: Select the CA entry for your home site from the pull-down list.
    Select Specify Server or Certificate Name
    Select Server name must match the specified entry exactly
    Server or Certificate Name:certname.mysite.ie

    Further info on server identity

    Click OK

  7. Highlight the eduroam entry and use the Up button to move it to the top of the list of preferred networks.

    Click Close

Your wireless client is now configured to avail of eduroam and should automatically connect when at a site where the eduroam service is available.