Figure 2 shows the default properties of the Smart Card and Other Certificate EAP type for Windows XP with SP1, Windows XP with SP2, and Windows Server 2003.

For Windows XP with SP1, Windows XP with SP2, Windows Server 2003, or Windows 2000 with SP4, you can specify the names of the servers that must authenticate the wireless client in Connect to these servers, from the properties of the Smart Card or other Certificate EAP type, available from the Authentication tab for the properties of a wireless network.

The names of the servers must match the names of the authenticating servers or authentication will fail.

For detailed information about the contents of the and files, see A Support Guide for Wireless Diagnostics and Troubleshooting.

To obtain detailed information about the EAP authentication process, try the authentication process again and view the and files in the \Tracing folder.

Verify that this string is correct from the properties of the Smart Card and Other Certificate EAP type on the Authentication tab from the properties of the wireless connection that corresponds to the wireless LAN network adapter.

Figure 3 shows the default properties of the Smart Card and Other Certificate EAP type for Windows XP with no service packs installed and Windows 2000.The Network Connections folder and the notification area icons provide information about the state of the authentication.If an authentication requires additional information from the user, such as selecting one of multiple user certificates, a text balloon appears instructing the user.For detailed information about the contents of the file, see A Support Guide for Wireless Diagnostics and Troubleshooting.For Windows 2000, you can enable tracing in the same way to view the files in the \Tracing folder.This article assumes background knowledge in IEEE 802.11 wireless LAN and associated security technologies and the components of a Windows-based authentication infrastructure.