This article assumes background knowledge in IEEE 802.11 wireless LAN and associated security technologies and the components of a Windows-based authentication infrastructure.For background information, see Wireless LAN Technologies and Microsoft Windows.I'm currently doing a spare-parts build to put a media computer in the living room, and having a devil of a time getting my Rosewill RNX-6300 wireless card to connect to my network.I'm trying to set it up using Windows as opposed to the proprietary Rosewill software -- the Rosewill software is a little over my head.You may notice that the “Truman Secure Wireless” network has been found, but due to specific settings needed for a complete connection to the Truman Network this will not allow a proper connection. – A free virus program courtesy of Truman State can be downloaded here.* You will not be prompted for your username and password or to validate the server certificate every time you connect.These are only needed when you first setup the wireless connection.There's no WPA2 on the card, just WPA and WPA-PSK: WPA-PSK was the only setting that would let me enter a network key.I had TKIP and AES as options there, but cipher type is AES on the router, so I chose that.
This article also describes the most common problems with IAS authentication and authorization, certificate properties, and the process of certificate validation for both wireless client and IAS server certificates.
It can find the network fine, but when I try to connect, I don't get the password prompt -- it moves straight to "validating identity," scans, and then says "Windows was not able to find a certificate to log you on to the wireless network Foo." The maddening thing is that the card was working fine a week ago, in the same box, using the same OS.
I pulled everything out, swapped out the motherboard, and reinstalled Windows on a freshly wiped hard drive, and now I can't get it up and running again. I've taken several runs at it, including attempting to manually change the settings for the network to include WPA-PSK and AES and the password, and I'm a bit worried that I've totally boned everything.
My router settings: ipconfig/all results from the XP box: Again, this card a week ago.
I can't figure out why I can't get it up and running now.