Connecting to RPIís Wireless Network Using 802.1x PEAP (GTC)

You can connect to RPIís wireless network in one of two ways depending on which SSID (a unique name for a wireless local area network) you want to use.†

Instructions for configuring IBM Access Connections for 802.1X PEAP:

  1. Start IBM access connections. Go to the Start menu -> All Programs, choose Access IBM, Access IBM. From the Access IBM menu, choose Configure in the top horizontal menu. From this menu, choose Manage connections, then choose connection settings Ė IBM Access Connections.
  2. Create a new profile choosing a unique name to describe the location profile.

  1. Choose your wireless adaptor. Be sure to disable radio when switching to a different profile to ensure you do not inadvertently cause a network loop:

  1. Keep the default settings for TCP/IP and Advanced DNS settings.

  1. Fill in the correct SSID Ė this is very important.† The SSID should be rpi_802.1x.
    The Wireless security type should be IEEE 802.1X Authentication:

  1. Change EAP type to PEAP.† Uncheck Validate Server Certificate:

  1. Leave default settings for Internet Explorer Proxy Setting.

  1. Ensure you enable your firewall and check Disable Internet Connection Sharing:

  1. For printer setup, choose the default setting. Keep the default settings for program setup. Save your profile.† When connecting via the profile, you will be prompted for your userid and password Ė this is your RCS userID and password.

802.1X/PEAP (GTC) Clients

RPI is currently only supporting PEAP (GTC), not PEAP (MS-CHAPv2).† PEAP (GTC) is available as part of the standard RPI image for the Fall 2004 and 2005 laptops (T42 and T43).† A list of wireless cards and drivers which can support PEAP (GTC) can be found at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/partners/pr46/pr147/partners_pgm_partners_0900aecd800a7907.html (must be v2 or greater).

If you do not have a PEAP (GTC) client, you can connect to the wireless network via the VPN method.† Alternately, you could obtain a client at a cost from either http://www.funk.com or http://www.mtghouse.com.