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How to Configure EAP Authentication on a Intel Wireless Network Adapter in Windows Vista


Article Summary: This article provides information on how to configure EAP authentication on a Intel wireless network adapter in Windows Vista.

Table of Contents:

  1. Support Level Concerning EAP Authentication
  2. Download and Install the Latest Network Adapter Driver
  3. Configure EAP Authentication on the Intel® Wireless Network Adapter
  4. EAP Authentication Types Available
  5. Enabling the Intel® Wireless Network Adapter Administrator Tool


1. Support Level Concerning EAP Authentication

Due to the complexity of networks, Dell technical support can not instruct a user or an IT person on how to configure a wireless network adapter for EAP authentication to match their network.

The information provided in this Knowledge Base article is only to show you where to input the correct information.

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2. Download and Install the Latest Network
Adapter Driver
  1. Browse to the Drivers and Downloads page.
    (When the Drivers and Downloads page opens to the correct model of computer proceed to Step 4, when another product shows click Change Your Product.

  2. Click
    Enter a Tag
    .

  3. Enter your Service Tag to get a concise list of drivers for your specific product model. Click
    Go
    to continue.
    Note:
    If the Service Tag is not available, click
    Select Model
    and select the appropriate Product Type and Product Model. Click
    Confirm
    to finalize your selection.

  4. Select the desired Operating System from the drop-down boxes as pictured in Figure 1.
    Operating System:
    Windows Vista 32-bit
    Category:
    All
    Figure 1: Drivers and Downloads Drop-Down Selections
    Note:
    Click More Filter Options for more choices if needed.

  5. From the drop-down boxes as pictured in Figure 1, select Network next to Category.





  6. Click
    Download
    to the right of Intel - Driver for the wireless adapter installed in your computer.
    Note:
    By downloading, you accept the terms of the Dell Software License Agreement.

  7. Click the Run button.

  8. Make sure the box next to Close this dialog box when download completes is unchecked.

  9. When the download completes, click Allow or Run.

  10. On the Network: window, click Continue.

  11. In the Select the folder where you want to unzip the files to window, click OK.

  12. If a message appears asking to overwrite the folder, click Yes to All. If a message appears asking to create a folder, click Yes.

  13. In the All files were successfully unzipped window, click OK.

  14. Follow the prompts that appear to install the driver.

  15. If prompted to restart your system, click OK.

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3. Configure EAP Authentication on the
Intel® Wireless Network Adapter
Note:
The Intel® wireless network adapters 2100, 2200 and 2915 are not supported in Microsoft® Windows Vista®.
  1. Click Start.
  2. Click Network on the column on the left.
  3. Click Network and Sharing Center on the navigation bar across the upper part of the window.
  4. Click Set up a connection or network in the upper left area of the window.
  5. Click Manually connect to a wireless network, then click Next.
  6. Input the correct SSID in the box labeled Network Name.
    • At this time the correct settings for EAP authentication cannot be input. A profile with the correct SSID and false settings will have to be created. Once the profile is created, it can be re-configured with the correct EAP settings.
  7. Using the drop down menu next to Security type, select No authentication (Open).
  8. Ensure the boxes to the left of these items are checked.

    • Connect automatically when this network is in range.
    • Connect to a more preferred network if available.
    • Connect even if the network is not broadcasting.
  9. Click Next.
  10. Click Change connection settings.
  11. Ensure the boxes to the left of Connect automatically when this network is in range, Connect to a more preferred network if available and Connect even if the network is not broadcasting are checked.
  12. Click the Security tab.
  13. Using the drop down menu next to Security type: select the correct type of EAP authentication.
  14. On the Manually connect to a wireless network window, click Close, once the wireless network adapter is configured for EAP authentication.
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4. EAP Authentication Types Available
Security Type Authentication Method Available
Open
EAP-SIM

TLS

TTLS

PEAP

LEAP

EAP-Fast
WPA - Enterprise
EAP-SIM

TLS

TTLS

PEAP

LEAP

EAP-Fast
WPA2- Enterprise
EAP-SIM

TLS

TTLS

PEAP

LEAP

EAP-Fast
Table 1: EAP Authentication Types Available

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5. Enabling the Intel® Wireless Network Adapter Administrator Tool


The Intel® wireless network adapter Administrator Tool provides many functions, for instance to password protect a profile and Import and Export profiles, for more information on it's functions and how to configure it, click Help, then click Administration Tool Help, once inside the tool.

The Intel wireless network adapter Administrator Tool is not enabled by default.
To enable the Intel wireless network adapter Administrator Tool, perform the following steps:
  1. Open the Control Panel of the system.
    Note:
    To ensure that the Control Panel is in Windows® Classic® mode, click Classic View when available.
  2. Open Programs and Features.
  3. Click Intel PROSet/Wireless Software, then click Change.
    Note:
    The User Account Control window may appear, if so click Continue or Allow.
  4. Select Modify, then click Next.
  5. Click the red (X) next to Administrator Tool.
  6. Select Install this feature and all subfeatures.
  7. Click Modify.
  8. Click OK.
  9. To open the tool, click Start.
  10. Click All Programs.
  11. Click Intel PROSet Wireless.
  12. Click WiFi Administrator Tool.
  13. You will be asked to create a password.
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Identificateur de l'article : SLN289853

Date de la dernière modification : 09/29/2015 03:36 PM


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