If you would like to connect to the NYURoam nyu network but your computer does not appear to support WPA or WPA2, follow the instructions below.
Typically, if your wireless network interface card (NIC) was manufactured in 2003 or later, you should at the very least be able to support the WPA protocol.
If you do not see a WPA or WPA2 option when you reach step 6 of the "nyu" configuration instructions, refer to the WiFi Alliance website to check your equipment's WiFi certification and confirm whether your wireless card is capable of and certified to support at least one of these protocols.
On the WiFi Alliance website, you will see a list of wireless equipment, listed by vendor. Locate the manufacturer of your wireless equipment and then click on its corresponding "View" link to the right of that listing. A WiFi Interoperability Certificate is displayed for that device. The figure below a typical WiFi Interoperability Certificate (this example shows a Cisco-Linksys wireless card).
Under the security column, look for the WPA Enterprise and possibly the WPA2 Enterprise capability. If your wireless interface supports WPA2 Enterprise it will support WPA Enterprise. However, your client may support WPA and not WPA2.
PLEASE NOTE: The WiFi Alliance certification page is not all-inclusive and may not list your particular wireless interface hardware. If you don't know the make and model of your wireless hardware, you may refer back to the "Wireless Network Connection Properties" window and check the information displayed in the "Connect using" field.
If your wireless interface does not support WPA2 or WPA then you will not be able to use the nyu NYURoam network; see the NYURoam Configuration page for alternative options.
If the WiFi Interoperability Certificate for your wireless device indicates that it does supports WPA and possibly WPA2 but those option(s) are not listed as possible Network Authentication/EAP choices in the screen shown below, you should patch your wireless client to enable support (see links below).
In order for your Windows XP (SP2) system to run WPA2 you must install the this update for Windows XP (KB893357).
For WPA support you should install this Windows XP update.
Note that if you have installed the Windows hotfix to support WPA2 on your machine and WPA2 then appears in the "Wireless network properties" window, you do not need to patch your machine to support WPA.
Page last reviewed: August 19, 2008