Before you Begin
802.1x authentication in Windows XP for the Rowan Wireless
Network is a process you will only need to complete once.
Windows XP ships with a built-in 802.1x client that is accessible
from the Network Properties dialogs. Before beginning this
setup, please visit Windows
Update and make sure your machine is fully up-to-date
with all service packs and patches. You MUST be running Windows
XP Service Pack 2.
by Step Instructions
first step in setting up your wireless card for 802.1x is
to open up your Network Connections window.
You can find this by going to the Start menu, selecting the
"Connect To" item, then selecting
"Show all connections" from the
you have selected "Show all connections",
you should see a window similar to the one below:
Double-Click the Wireless Network Connection
here, click on the "Wireless Networks"
tab to continue.
NOTE: If you do not have a "Wireless Networks"
tab in your Properties box, it is possible that the setup
software for your wireless card has disabled the Wireless
Zero Config service. To
re-enable this service, follow the instructions here.
this window, make sure the "Use Windows to configure
my wireless network settings" option is checked.
This allows Windows to choose the wireless network to connect
to as well as perform the 802.1x authentication.
should see "RowanWPA" listed in
the "Available networks" box, as
seen above. If you are not in range of a wireless access
point you can click Add and enter "RowanWPA" manually.
RowanWPA and then click Properties
sure that Network Authentication is set to
WPA2 and Data encryption
is set to AES
the Authentication Tab
Protected EAP (PEAP) from the EAP type drop-down
"Authenticate as computer..."
the Select Authentication Method drop-down box make sure that
"Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2)"
"Automatically use my Windows..."
OK and Close until all windows are closed.
the bottom of the screen you should get a pop-up balloon that
says "Click here...",
click on the balloon.
should then see a box asking for User name, Password and Logon
your Rowan Network username and password. Leave the Logon
OK and Windows will log you into the new RowanWPA network.
you have logged in successfully, your "Wireless Network
Connection" entry in your "Network Connections"
window should say "Authentication succeeded", as
in the picture below:
you Begin - Enable Your Wireless
on your wireless adapter, there may be a physical button on
your computer if you are using a laptop.
Windows XP and Vista users can download our Wireless Configuration Installer - this will automatically configure your computer for Rowan's Secure Wireless Connection
Step by Step Instructions
Go to the Start Menu and click on Connect
To. On the window that pops-up under "Select
a Network to Connect to", double-click RowanWPA.
the next window, select "Enter/select additional log
following screen should pop up:
your Rowan Network username and password. Leave the
Logon domain blank.
OK and Windows will log you into the new
Step 1: Click the Wireless icon in the tray
Step 2: Click RowanWPA
Step 3: Make sure 'Connect Automatically' is checked and click 'Connect'
Step 4: Enter your Rowan username and password
Step 5: Click "Connect"
You are now connected to the wireless network.
Left click the wireless icon on your System Tray.
The menu, shown below, will appear on your screen. Left click on RowanWPA.
Once you click on RowanWPA, the menu will change as depicted below. Click connect.
NOTE: Having the 'Connect automatically' option checked will allow your computer to automatically connect to RowanWPA whenever your computer is in range of the wireless network.
The menu will change again and you will be prompted to enter a username and password. Enter in your login credentials for your Rowan Network Account.
NOTE: If you do not know your username or password please visit the password page to obtain them.
The menu will change once again, this time with a warning. Your computer will warn you that it cannot verify the identity of RowanWPA. To connect click the 'Connect' button.
Your computer should now be connected to the RowanWPA wireless netowrk.
MAC OS X
the Wireless icon at the top of the screen. If the Airport
is currently off, click Turn AirPort On.
click Open Network Preferences.
Network window should now be open. Click the Advanced button
at the bottom right.
Click the AirPort tab at the top of the window.
the + symbol below the list of Preferred Networks and the
following window will pop-up.
Enter the following information:
Network Name, type RowanWPA.
For Security, select WPA2 Enterprise
Enter your Rowan Network username and password.
For 802.1X, select Automatic.
OK at the Advanced Network window. You should
now be at the AirPort tab of the Network window.
For Network Name, select RowanWPA.
Click Apply at the bottom right at of the
should then be connected to the Rowan wireless network.
All modern mobile devices like the iPad, iPhone and Android phones support WPA Enterprise and 802.1x
To connect to the network, simply choose RowanWPA from the
connection screen. It
will prompt you for your Rowan username and password. Enter
it and continue.
authentication, load your browser and you will be redirected to the Campus Manager registration
in again with your username and password, and your device will register automatically.