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NOTE: After 12 years, support for Windows XP ended April 8, 2014. There will be no more security updates or technical support for the Windows XP operating system. It is very important that customers and partners migrate to a modern operating system such as Windows 10.


The following instructions describe how to use Windows XP to connect to BeachNet+. (Note for Windows Mobile users: If you are using version 6.1 you can use these XP instructions as a rough guide.)

NOTE: To connect to BeachNet+, you must have a valid nine digit CampusID along with your BeachID password. If you have not activated your BeachID password, visit https://beachid.csulb.edu/. Also note that you will need to update your password on your mobile device whenever you update your BeachID password.

Connect to BeachNet+ for the First Time

1. Right click the Wireless Network icon in the Windows Taskbar (typically located on the bottom right of your screen). It's a picture of a small computer monitor, and it will have an "X" if you're not currently connected to a wireless network.


Figure 1: Windows Task Bar

2. In the small window that displays, select Open Network Connections.
3. In the window that displays, right-click the Wireless Network Connection icon and choose Properties.


Figure 2: Properties on right click menu

4. Click the Wireless Networks tab. Under the Preferred networks section, click the Add button.


Figure 3: Wireless Network Connection Properties

5. In the Wireless network properties dialog box that opens, type beachnet+ in the Network name (SSID) field. Select WPA2 in the Network Authentication drop down menu. (If WPA2 is not an option, you will need to upgrade your computer or computer hardware to support WPA2. You may continue to use the BeachNet wireless network.


Figure 4: Wireless network association tab

6. Click the Authentication tab on the Wireless network properties dialog box. Select Protected EAP (PEAP) from the EAP type drop-down menu, and uncheck Authenticate as computer when computer information is available. Then, click the Properties button, below the EAP type field.


Figure 5: Wireless Network Authentication tab

7. A Protected EAP Properties dialog box opens. Make sure the Validate server certificate checkbox is checked.  Check AddTrust External CA Root from the list of Trusted Root Certification Authorities. In the Select Authentication Method drop-down menu, select Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2). Then, click the Configure button.


Figure 6: EAP Properties

8. In the window that opens, make sure the Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any) checkbox is NOT checked. Click OK.


Figure 7: EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties

9. Click OK to complete the configuration of the beachnet+ profile.


Figure 8: Wireless network connection properties

10. When the Windows bubble pops up saying Click here to select a certificate or other credentials for connection to the network beachnet+, click the bubble.


Figure 9: Wireless notification

11. In the dialog box that opens, enter the following information:

User name: enter your nine-digit Campus ID
Password: enter your BeachID password
Logon domain: make no entry/leave this field blank
Note: You will need to update your password on your mobile device whenever you update your BeachID password, otherwise your BeachNet+ connection will not work after a password update.

Figure 10: Enter credentials dialog

12. Click OK. Your beachnet+ connection will be established.

Make BeachNet+ the default SSID (wireless network) for Your XP Computer

If you've previously used the BeachNet wireless service, your computer may try to connect to that network first. In order to be sure your computer connects first to the BeachNet+ SSID, follow these steps:
13. Right click the Wireless Network icon in the Windows Taskbar (typically located on the bottom right of your screen). It's a picture of a small computer monitor, and it will have an "X" if you're not currently connected to a wireless network.


Figure 11: Windows Task Bar

14. In the small window that displays, select Open Network Connections.
15. In the window that displays, right-click the Wireless Network Connection icon and choose Properties.


Figure 12: Properties on right click menu

16. In the Wireless Network Connection 2 Properties dialog box, click the Wireless Networks tab. The Preferred networks section of the tab displays a list of the networks your computer has successfully connected to in the past. The networks listed appear in the order that your computer will try to connect to them. Click the Move Up or Move Down buttons as needed to place BeachNet+ at the top of the list. Then, click OK.