Connecting to UofT Wireless with Windows XP

Note: On April 8, 2014, Microsoft ceased support for Windows XP. This means that you will no longer be able to get security updates, which leaves your computer vulnerable to security risks and viruses. The Help Desk strongly recommends you upgrade to a supported version of Microsoft Windows if at all possible. If you are unable to do so, see our article on precautions to take while running XP.

  1. Click on the wireless network icon in the bottom right corner and choose View Available Wireless Networks.

    View Available Wireless Networks
  2. In the window that opens, click Change Advanced Settings.

    Available Wirless Networks Window
  3. Go to the Wireless Networks tab and click Add. If you are not able to get to the Wireless Networks tab, you may need to enable the Wireless Zero Configuration.

    Wireless Networks Tab
  4. Fill in the following information:

    • Network Name:  UofT
    • Network Authentication: WPA2
    • Data Encryption: AES

    Wireless Network Properties Association Tab
  5. Go to the Authentication tab. Under EAP type, select Protected EAP (PEAP). Click the Properties button.

    Wireless Network Properties Authentication Tab
  6. In the properties window, ensure that Validate server certificate is checked.

    Check Connect to these Servers and type

    Put a check beside AddTrust External CA Root

    For Select Authentication Method choose Secured Password (EAP-MSCHAP v2).

    Click the Configure button.

    Protected EAP Properties Window
  7. Uncheck Automatically use my windows logon name and password. Click OK.

    EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties Window
  8. Click OK, then OK again. You should be back in the Wireless Network Connection Properties window and UofT should show up in the Preferred networks list.

    Wireless Network Connection Properties Window

    Click OK to close this window. 

Connecting and Reconnecting

  1. To connect to the UofT network, mouse over the wireless network icon until you see the alert message shown at right. Click on the bubble to bring up the authentication window.

    Wireless Network Configuration Mouseover
  2. Enter your UTORid and password. Click OK.

    Enter Credentials Window
  3. You will see a Validate Server Certificate window. Click OK.

    Validate Server Certificate Window
  4. You will see a status window showing the attempt to authenticate. The wireless icon at the bottom right will show activity when connected.

    Waiting for network to be ready. . .

Wireless Zero Configuration

To enable the Wireless Zero Configuration service, follow the steps below.

  1. Click on the Start button and select Run. In the field that comes up, type services.msc. Click OK.
  2. You will now be presented with a list of all the Windows services currently running on your computer. Scroll to the bottom of the list, right-click on the Wireless Zero Configuration, and select Start. Do not modify or stop any other services or you may impair the functionality of your computer.

If you are having issues connecting, please see the article about verifying your UTORid.


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2016-06-23 22:24
Sean Winslow
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