Windows – PEAP

Microsoft Windows – PEAP with Username and Password

Connecting a desktop system with Windows 7 to a WPA2-Enterprise secured wireless network using PEAP with MSChapv2 authentication.

First, click on the wireless connection icon located in bottom right corner of the screen. List of available wireless networks will be shown where you should also see the name of your protected network. Select your network and click Connect.

Windows 7 Connect to Wireless Network


A small popup window will ask for your wireless network credentials. Enter here your credentials of the user, that you created during the service setup.

Windows 7 network credentials request


Since this is the first time, we are going to connect to this network, an alert window will be shown informing us about unknown certificate. Click Connect to continue or open Details to examine the certificate details.


Unknown Certificate Alert


Unknown Certificate Details


Click on the Connect button should connect your desktop to your protected network.

Wireless network connected

If the Connection Failed

If you are not able to connect to your new Wireless Network, it might be because Windows is ignoring provided credentials and trying to log you in with your Windows logon name and Password.  It is necessary to turn this feature of manually.

Right click on your Network and click on Properties.

Wireless network properties


A new Wireless Network Properties window will open.

Win 7 Wifi Security Tab


Next click on the Settings button next to the Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP) network authentication method.

Protected EAP Properties


Now click on the Configure button next to the Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2) Authentication Method.



Deselect the check-box and click OK to save new settings.

You can quickly verify all other settings and close the Wireless Network Properties window.

Win 7 Wifi Connection Tab 802.1x Settings 802.11 settings

Now you can try reconnect to your wireless network. If you are still experiencing problems, follow procedure described in this post.