In this step by step instruction, we take WIRE1x 2.3.1 running on Windows XP with SP2 as an example.
Note that we assume you have installed your wireless interface card correctly and successfully.
If you have any problem when installing hardware, please consult your hardware manufacturer or system
administrator. In addition, you also need to have enough information about the wireless network you want
to connect to, such as which type of authentication method (EAP-MD5, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, or
EAP-PEAP, etc.) should be used, whether encryption is enabled in your network, what IP configuration
you should use, and most importantly, the credential you should use in your network (such as username,
password, or even certificate).
If you find that you do not have any required information, please consult your network service provider.
If you are not sure about who you should ask, send us an email. We welcome everyone to use this web
page as a template to create your own instruction page to assist your users to execute WIRE1x.
(System administrator: you may want to create a profile for your users so they can simply import your
profile and make few changes.)
How to Configure
- Go to WIRE1x website and download the desired version.
Take WIRE1x 2.3.1 as an example.
- Execute the setup file you have downloaded.
- Go to WinPcap website to download the latest stable version and install it if you have not done so.
- If you are going to use EAP-TLS,
you must also have your client certificate (with your private
key inside) in P12 or PFX format.
Double click your certificate and Windows will guide you how to import it.
Don't forget to store this certificate in the "Personal" container
and make the private key exportable.
- If you are going to use EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, or EAP-PEAP,
and the CA that signed the server certificate is not trusted yet,
you have to import the CA certificate into the "Trusted
Root CA" container.
- Now, go back to the desktop and double click "WIRE1x
- WIRE1x will choose a wireless interface automatically and ask you whether the selected interface is the one you want to use.
If not, select the interface by yourself. The interface will be stored for future use.
- Click on "Scan" to view available wireless networks, or select an existing profile to associate with the network.
If you use an existing profile, please jump to How to Use.
You can click on "Edit" or "Delete" to modify or delete existing profiles.
Click on "Change network interface" to use other network interface.
Click on "Export" or "Import" to export or import the profile.
- Select one network and then click "Associate."
- Configure profile name and SSID.
Please do not modify anything, unless it is necessary.
- Choose encryption (WEP, WPA-TKIP, WPA2-CCMP).
Click on "Setting..." to configure authentication methods (EAP-MD5, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, EAP-PEAP, etc.).
NOTE that if your network service provider requires you to use DHCP,
please check the box "Enable DHCP."
- Enable any authentication method you want to use and provide your credential.
- You can click "View" to double check your configuration.
- Click "Save" to finish configuration.
- Select one profile and click "Associate."
- If the "AUTHENTICATED" message appears, congratulations.
If the message appeared is "HELD" or stay in "AUTHENTICATING" for more than one minute,
there may be something wrong. You may want to try one more time.
You are welcome to email us if you have any question. We will try our best to help you.
Click "Disassociate" to disassociate.
- If you check the box "Enable DHCP" in How to Configure:Step
11, please wait for about half a minute.
You will notice that you receive new IP configuration from your DHCP server.
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