Using EAP Authentication
Obtain your LEAP username and password from your system administrator.
Enter your LEAP username in the User Name field.
Enter your LEAP password in the Password field if your RADIUS server account was set up with a
Tap OK. If the username and password were entered correctly, they are written to volatile memory on
the client adapter. The username and password remain on the client adapter until a different profile is
selected, the client adapter is ejected and reinserted, or the Windows CE device is reset.
One of three scenarios occurs:
The client adapter authenticates to the RADIUS server using your username and password and receives
a dynamic, session-based WEP key. The ACU Profiles screen indicates if your client adapter is
authenticated to an access point.
If you enter the username or password incorrectly or enter ones that are not valid for the RADIUS
server on the network, the Wireless Login Module screen reappears with a message indicating that
your login was incorrect. You are able to retry immediately by re-entering the username and
The client adapter times out while trying to authenticate, possibly because it is out of range of an
access point. After 30 seconds, a message appears indicating that the authentication attempt timed
out and that you need to rerun WLM.
You can also start WLM by selecting Start > Programs > Cisco > Wireless Login Module. You
may want to do this if you inadvertently exited WLM after it started or if you roam to a different
part of the network where a different login is required.
The password is optional because not all host accounts on the RADIUS server are set up with a
Usernames and passwords are case sensitive and can contain up to 32 alphanumeric characters.
If you are using a PPC 2002 device and your RADIUS server account specifies a domain, enter
the domain name before the username and separate the two with a forward slash (for example,
For security reasons, the characters entered for the password are displayed as asterisks.
If you want to terminate the LEAP session, tap the Logout button. If you want to exit WLM, tap
the Cancel button.
Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows CE