Wireless network certificate prompt for home

Gigabyte / P35c-ds3r
July 29, 2010 at 08:18:28
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 3 GHz / 3582 MB

At work if i want to join my laptop to the wireless network i need to have a certificate installed on my machine before it allows a connection.

i was wandering can i do this at home? I will be googling it and reading up on it but thought id also ask here for some direction.

1) does the router need to certificate authentication?

2) can you installed/import a certificate onto iphones?

3) how do i create my own certificate, i think its known as a SSL certifcate?

i know this may be way too much for a home network, though im not really doing it for security reasons, its more just to learn how to do it really.

Thanks for any help :)


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July 29, 2010 at 15:02:34
You likely will not be required to supply or install a certificate to connect to a home network.

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July 29, 2010 at 15:14:13
You don't need an SSL certificate to log onto a Local Area Network. SSL certificates are for secure communications over the Internet. It is what the S HTTPS stands for.

The chances are that you are being asked for an authorisation certificate imposed by your employer to stop any Tom, Dick or Bunty from connecting to the corporate network with any old computer.


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