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Connecting to UVM Wireless with Windows

Manual Configuration

Wireless settings for Windows may be manually configured using these instructions. These instructions were written using Windows Vista as a reference platform, but configuration steps for Windows 7 and later should be very similar.

  1. Go to the Windows menu, select "Control Panel":
    launch Control Panel
  2. Select the "Network and Internet" category:
    Launch Network and Internet Control Panel
  3. Select the "Network and Sharing Center" category:
    Launch Network and Sharing Center
  4. Select "Manage wireless networks" from the left-hand menu:
    Launch Manage wireless networks Control Panel
  5. Click "Add" from the available taskbar:
      Add wireless network
    The "Connect to a wireless network wizard" will begin:
    1. Click the "Manually create a network profile" option:
      manual connection wizard dialog 1
    2. Provide the following information when prompted, then click "Next":
      • Network name: UVM
      • Security type: WPA2-Enterprise
      • Encryption type: AES
      • Security Key/Passphrase:  [Leave blank]
      • Start this connection automatically:  [select]
      • Connect even if the network is not broadcasting: [de-select]
        manual connection wizard dialog 2
    3. The wizard should report "Successfully added UVM".  Select the "Change connection settings" option:
      manual connection wizard dialog 3
    4. The "UVM Wireless Network properties" dialog should appear.  Make the following changes to the default options:
      1. Under the "Connection" tab:
        • De-select "Connect to a more preferred network if available"
        • Make sure that "Connect automatically when this network is in range" is selected:
          wireless network propertied connection tab
      2. Under the "Security" tab:
        1. Under "Choose a network authentication method:", make sure "Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP) is specified, then click "Settings":
          wireless network properties security tab
        2. The "Protected EAP Properties" dialog will appear.  Make the following changes:
          • Select "Connect to these servers:", and enter "" below the check box:
          • Under "Trusted Root Certification Authorities", select "AddTrust External CA".  Also select "USERTrust RSA Certification Authority".
          • Under "Select Authentication Method:", "Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2)" should be selected.  Click the "Configure" button.
            Note: If you do not see the "AddTrust External CA" and/or "USERTrust RSA Certification Authority" displayed in the list of available certificates, you will first need to download and install the certificates which are available from the Utilities page of this documentation.
             PEAP properties
            • The "EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties" dialog will appear. 
              • On workstations which are not joined to the CAMPUS Active Directory domain, De-select the "Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any)" check box:
                EAP Properties
              • On workstations which are joined to the CAMPUS domain, keep this dialog box selected.
            • Click "OK" to clear the "EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties" dialog.
          • Click "OK" to clear the "Protected EAP Properties" dialog.
      3. Click "OK" to clear the "UVM Wireless Network properties" dialog box.
    5. You will be returned to the "Manually connect to a wireless network" wizard, which you can now exit.
  6. At this point, a message should appear in your system tray that states "Additional information is required to connect to UVM.".  Click this alert bubble:
    system tray popup
  7. A "Enter Credentials" dialog should appear.  Provide the following information, then click "OK":
    • User name:  [Your UVM NetID]
    • Password: [Your UVM NetID password]
    • Logon domain:  [leave blank]
      credentials prompt
  8. You should now be connected to the UVM wireless network.

Last modified April 08 2017 03:30 PM

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