Using Windows XP to Connect to Ohlone's Wireless Network - Ohlone Wireless Networking, Information Technology (IT) Department

Access to Ohlone's Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) requires that you have an Ohlone College "Computer Lab Account". You can create and/or update this account from the Ohlone College Web Services Accounts page (also available at or in WebAdvisor by selecting "Manage Your Web Services Account").

Step 1.  Load the Wireless CA Certificate.

(This needs to be filled in, pending the details of how the certificate will be distributed.)

Step 2.  Load the drivers for your wireless card.  Refer to the installation guide or quick start guide for your card.  Windows XP includes several drivers.

Step 3.  Configure authentication the wireless interface.

Right click on the wireless LAN icon in the task bar, and click "View All Wireless Networks".  This brings up the list of wireless networks that you can see from the interface:

You need to configure the network, so click on "Advanced".

Select the "ohlone" network, and choose "Configure".  That brings up the properties:

You want to leave data encryption on, with the key provided automatically.  However, the authentication must also be configured, so select the Authentication tab at the top:

You want to configure for Protected EAP (PEAP).  Leave the bottom two boxes unchecked.  Next, go to PEAP properties.  Check the "Validate server certificate" box, and select the "Ohlone Wireless CA"  as a Trusted Root Certification Authority.

For the Authentcation method, select "Secured Password (EAP-MSCHAP-V2)". Disable fast reconnect by unchecking the"Enable Fast Reconnect" box. Disable the "Automatically use Windows logon name and password" by unchecking the box on the EAP-MSCHAP-V2 properties dialog box.

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