Secure Wireless Connection in Windows 8/7/Vista (WPA2) Print E-mail

The university employs an WPA2 wireless network throughout campus. In order to configure the secure wireless network, please ensure that you have the following:

  • 128-bit encryption wireless network card

1. Right click the internet connection in the task bar and select Open Network and Sharing Center.

 

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2. Click on Set up a new connection or network.  (Vista Users: This link will be in the left-hand side panel)

 

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3. Select Manually connect to a wireless network. Click Next.

 

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4. In this window enter the following:

  •     Network name : LaTechWPA2
  •     Security type : select WPA2-Enterprise
  •     Encryption type will automatically select AES (this is correct). 

Click Next.

 

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5. In the next window click Change connection settings.

 

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6. In the next window select the Security tab. Uncheck Remember my credentials for this connection each time I'm logged on and click Settings. (Vista Users: Uncheck Cache user information for subsequent connections to this network)

 

 

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7. In the next window uncheck the following:

  • Uncheck Validate server certificate (Windows 8 users: Uncheck Verify the server's identity by validating the certificate)
  • Uncheck Enable Fast Reconnect

Make sure Secured Password (EAP-MSCHAP v2) is selected and click Configure...

 

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8. In the next window ensure that Automatically use my Windows logon name and password box is unchecked.

 

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9. Click OK all the way back out.

 

10. A box should appear above the task bar. Click it. (If this box does not appear, click on the
internet connection in the task bar, select LaTechWPA2and click connect)

 

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11. Enter your LaTech username and password and click OK.

 

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You should now be connected to the LaTechWPA2 Secured Wireless network.

 

 

 
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