Windows XP Wireless Instructions

Windows XP Wireless Instructions

You must have the following to be able to access the network:

  • A computer running Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or 3
  • An 802.11A/G/N wireless (wifi) adapter
  • A Faculty/Staff/Student university account

After you boot up your laptop with your wireless card installed:

Click on the Ballon "one or more wireless networks are available."
you'll get this screen.

Click on "Change Advanced settings."
You'll get this screen.

Click on the "Wireless Networks" tab

click on "Add."
(NOTE: If bloomu is already in the list of preferred networks, highlight it and click Properties)
which brings up this screen:

Type in bloomu as the Network name (SSID). Choose WPA2 and AES as the authentication and data encryption. Click on the "Authentication" tab. These settings are very important to configure your laptop to talk to our network.

You must enable "IEEE 802.1x authentication for this network." You must also choose "Protected EAP (PEAP)"
(note: 'smart card or certificate' is default and is NOT compatable with our EAP methods.)
Unclick: "Authenticate as computer when computer information is available."
Then click on "Properties" for more settings.
This is the "Protected EAP Properties" screen.

Make sure to check "Validate Server Certificate."
Make sure the Authentication Method is: "Secured Password (EAP-MSCHAP v2)" is selected.
Click on "Configure",
which brings up the "EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties" screen.

uncheck "Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any)"
Click OK
Click OK Again
Click OK Again
Click OK one more time.
You should be back to your desktop.
You'll get this bubble again.

Click on the Ballon "one or more wireless networks are available"
you'll get this screen.

Highlight bloomu And then this time, Click on "Connect."
You should get this bubble instead:

Click on the Ballon "Click here to select a certification or other credentials..."
and get this screen.

Here is where you finally log into the network using your university Faculty/Staff/Student Account.
For "User name", Enter your userid (faculty/staff) or your HuskyID (students).
For "Password", enter your current password.
"Logon Domain" should be left blank.
You'll get one more screen, asking to "Ok" our Server Certificate.

after you click ok, you should get a small bubble about "being connected to Network: bloomu."

Faculty and Staff Only: You should be ready to use the campus network and internet. Go ahead and load up your Internet Web Browser and test the connection

Students: All BU students are required to register their computer prior to gaining access to our network be compliant with the University's network standards. To expedite the registration process, have your HuskyID and current password available. You also MUST have an up-to-date supported virus scanner. If you do not own a registered version of a virus scanner, the University will provide you with a licensed copy upon your arrival (Please note, Trial versions will not be accepted by the registration process. You must have a fully functional virus scanner to continue with registration). Furthermore,Windows must have all critical updates and service packs installed, which can be obtained from the Windows Update web site. You will not gain access to the campus network until all steps of the registration process are accomplished. Once you authenticate successfully and connect to the bloomu network, when you attempt to load a web page in your web browser, you will be redirected to the registration site. If you are not automatically redirected, go to the Registration page directly.