Wireless Network Connection Properties
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Wireless Network Connection Properties

This article explains how to manually set up your Windows Vista computer to use the uchicago-secure wireless network.

  1. Open the Network and Sharing Center by going to Start > Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center.
  2. Select Set up a connection or network on the left hand side of the window.
  3. Select Manually connect to a wireless network, then click the Next button.
  4. Enter or select the following:
    • Network name: uchicago-secure
    • Security type: WPA2-Enterprise
    • Encryption type: AES
    • Uncheck the Start this connection automatically checkbox
    • Click the Next button
  5. Click the Change connection settings link.
  6. On the “Wireless Network properties” window, verify that Connect automatically when the network is in range is not checked, then click the Security tab.
  7. On the Security tab, select these settings:
    • Choose a network authentication method: Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP)
    • Uncheck Cache user information for subsequent connections to this network
    • Click the Settings button
  8. On the “Protected EAP Properties” window, select these settings:
    • Validate server certificate is checked
    • Trusted Root Certification Authorities: AddTrust External CA Root
    • Do not prompt user to authorize new servers or trusted certification authorities is unchecked
    • Select Authentication Method: Secured Password (EAP-MSCHAP v2)
    • Click the Configure… button
  9. Uncheck Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any).
  10. Click the OK button on all open “Wireless Network Properties” windows.
  11. Click the Connect to… link.
  12. In the “Connect to a network” window, select uchicago-secure and then click the Connect button.
  13. Click Enter/select additional log on information.
  14. Enter your CNetID and password. Leave the Logon domain field blank. Click the OK button.
  15. You may be prompted to re-enter your CNetID and password. When you have successfully connected to the network, you’ll see a “Successfully connected to uchicago-secure” message. Click the Close button.
  16. Now that you have a working, uchicago-secure connection, you’ll need to modify a couple to settings so that you can automatically connect to this network. In the Network and Sharing Center, click Manage Wireless Networks under Tasks.
  17. Right-click on uchicago-secure and then left-click on Properties.
  18. Check the Connect automatically when this network is in range and Connect to a more preferred network if available checkboxes.
  19. Click the Security tab.
  20. Check the Cache user information for subsequent connections to this network checkbox and then click the OK button.


Source: knowledgebase.uchicago.edu