Connecting Windows XP to Wireless

Cole Library, the Thomas Commons, College Hall, West Science, and Law Hall are equipped with wireless networking services. This service is available to any Cornell student or employee. There are two separate wireless networks. CornellGuest is an unsecured, unencrypted wireless network for guests, PDA's, cell phones, and other devices. CornellWireless is a secure, encrypted connection for Windows XP, OS X, or Linux.

 

Wireless network access/restrictions:

Once connected to the wireless network all standard resources such as email, networked applications, and Internet browsing are available. The WirelessGuest network does not have access to most network resources. Please check back here periodically to see updated information regarding the wireless network.

 

Connecting to CornellGuest With Windows XP

  1. Check to make sure your wireless card is on.
    • Your wireless card must be on to connect to the wireless network. Most computers have an indicator light for the wireless card.
    • Some computers have a button or combination of buttons to turn on your wireless.
  2. Once your wireless is on right click the wireless network connection in your system tray at the bottom right and choose view available wireless networks.
  3. You should see CornellGuest on your list.
  4. Double click the CornellGuest network in the list.
  5. You will get a message telling you that CornellGuest is an unsecured wireless network. Click Connect Anyway.
  6. After a few seconds you should be connected to the WirelessGuest network.

 

Connecting to CornellWireless With Windows XP

  1. Check to make sure your wireless card is on.
    • Your wireless card must be on to connect to the wireless network. Most computers have an indicator light for the wireless card.
    • Some computers have a button or combination of buttons to turn on your wireless.
  2. Once your wireless is on right click the wireless network connection in your system tray at the bottom right and choose view available wireless networks.
    Wireless XP Settings
  3. Click change advanced settings.
    Wireless XP Settings
  4. Go to the Wireless Networks Tab and click Add.
    Wireless XP Settings
  5. Enter CornellWireless for the network name, be sure to capitalize C and W. Make sure Network Authentication is set to WPA2 and Data Encryption is set to AES. If you do not have WPA2 use WPA and TKIP.
    Wireless XP Settings
  6. Go to the Authentication Tab.
  7. For the EAP type, choose Protected EAP (PEAP)
    Wireless XP Settings
  8. Click Properties
  9. Uncheck Validate server certificate
    Wireless XP Settings
  10. Click the Configure button on the bottom right.
  11. Uncheck "Automatically use my Windows logon name and password".
    Wireless XP Settings
  12. Click OK 3 times and the computer should search for a wireless connection.
  13. You should get a message saying you are connected.
    • Open a internet browser and go to an external website.  You will be redirected to the Safe Connect site.
    • Follow the Safe Connect instructions to access the internet.

If you have any questions about connecting to the wireless network, please contact the Information Technology Help Desk at extension 4357 or submit a Work Order Request and our staff will assist you as soon as possible.