Configuring Windows for AirPennNet with Intel PROSet Wireless

These are instructions for connection to the University's AirPennNet wireless network with Intel's PROSet middleware with Windows 7 and Windows XP. Use these instructions as an alternative connection method, in case you are having difficulty with the University's supported 802.1X supplicant, SecureW2 Enterprise Client. The University recommends obtaining SecureW2 Enterprise Client by utilizing AirPennNet-Help and XpressConnect.

Intel PROSet/Wireless utility does not work on Windows Vista, and you will not be able to use it to configure wireless connections. Instead, use XpressConnect to install SecureW2 Enterprise Client.

Windows 8 does not require additional software to connect to AirPennNet. Use XpressConnect to configure your wireless settings to connect.

  1. Open Network and Sharing Center
  2. Click Manage wireless networks
  3. Check for existing AirPennNet profile or add a new profile called AirPennNet
  4. Right click on the profile and select Properties
  5. Select the Security tab
    • In the Security type field, select WPA2-Enterprise
    • In the Encryption type field, select AES
    • In the Choose a network authentication method field, select Intel: EAP-TTLS
  6. Select Settings next to Intel: EAP-TTLS
    • In the Authentication Protocol field, select PAP
    • In the User Credentials field, select Use the following
    • In the User Name field, enter your pennkey username
    • In the Domain field, leave it blank
    • In the Password fields, enter your pennkey password
    • In the Roaming Identity field, leave it with the default value
  7. Select Next
  8. Make sure Validate Server Certificate is checked
    • In the Certificate Issuer field, select UTN-USERFirst-Hardware
  9. Check the Specify Server or Certificate Name
    • In the Server or Certificate Name field, enter dccs.upenn.edu
  10. Also Select Domain name must end with the specified entry
  11. Select OK and connect to AirPennNet
  1. On the main screen, click the Profiles button.
  2. Add a new profile and call it AirPennNet, with the SSID also set to AirPennNet
  3. Ensure that Network (Infrastructure) is selected. Click the Next >> button.
  4. Click the Enterprise Security button
    • In the Network Authentication field, select WPA2 - Enterprise
    • In the Data Encryption field, select AES
  5. Ensure that "Enable 802.1X" is checked;
    • In the Authentication Type field, select TTLS
    • In the Authentication Protocol field, select PAP
    • In the User Credentials field, select set prompt each time
  6. Ignore roaming identity and click the Next >> button.
  7. Enable Validate Server Certificate and select Thawte Premium Server CA for the issuer.
  8. Enable Specify Server or Certificate Name and enter dccs.upenn.edu
  9. Click on Domain name must END with the specified entry and click the OK button to save changes
  10. Click the Close button on the Profiles screen; you may need to disable/enable the wireless radio to give it a kickstart, but it should now either connect automatically or prompt you to login (depending on step 5).
  11. Click the Yes button. A Wireless Network Logon screen appears.
    • In the User name: field, enter your PennKey username.
    • Ignore the Domain: field.
    • In the Password: field, enter your PennKey password.
  12. Click the OK button. PROSet then shows a small dialog box with connection progress and then connection successful. You are now connected to AirPennNet.
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Date Posted: April 16, 2013 Tags: Technical Info, Provider Resource, Wireless, Configuration, Windows

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