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Connecting to FREDsecure with Windows XP


Connecting to FREDsecure with Windows XP (You must have SP3 installed)


(1) Right-click the Wireless Network icon in the taskbar, and choose View Available Wireless Networks. It should bring up this window:

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(2) In the left column under Related Tasks, click Change the order of preferred networks. The Wireless Network Connection Properties window will open to the Wireless Networks tab:

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(3) Click the Add... button located underPreferred networks.

(4) The Wireless network properties window opens to the Association tab. Enter the following data, as shown in the image below:

  • Network name (SSID): FREDsecure
  • Network Authentication: WPA2
  • Data encryption: AES

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(5) Click the Authentication tab and in the EAP type drop-down menu, select Protected EAP (PEAP). Also, uncheck Authenticate as computer when computer information is available.

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(6) Now click the properties button and check Validate server certificate and make sure that GlobalSign is checked under Trusted Root Certification Authorities.

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(7) Under Select Authentication Method, select Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2)

(8) Check Enable Fast Reconnect.


(9) Click Configure, and uncheck Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any

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(10) Click OK and close all remaining windows.


(11) When you go to connect to FREDsecure now, you will be prompted for a Username and Password.

  • User name: eServices User Id
  • Password: eServices Password
  • Logon domain: Leave Blank

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NOTE: If you are prompted to Validate Server Certificate, click OK.

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(12) You should now be connected to the Fredonia Wireless Network.