How Do I ... Connect to Western's Secure Wireless Network: uwosecure-v2 Windows 7



This document will help you setup your wireless adapter to connect to the uwosecure-v2 network using Windows 7 (all versions).

How to connect to Western's Secure Wireless Network with Windows 7

Select Windows logo--> Control --> Open Networking Sharing Centre

Select Set up a connection or network (See Fig. 1)

wireless config screen

Fig 1

This will start the connection wizard.

Highlight Manually connect to a wireless network

Select Next (See Fig. 2)

wireless config screen

Fig 2

Enter the following information:

Network name: uwosecure-v2

Security Type: WPA2-Enterprise

Encryption Type: AES

Leave everything else as default.

Select Next (See Fig. 3)

wireless config screen

Fig 3

Select Change connection settings.

wireless config screen

This will open the network properties window.

Be sure to uncheck "Connect even if the network is not broadcasting".

wireless config screen

Select the Security tab.

Under Choose a network authentication method:

Select Settings (See Fig. 4)

wireless config screenFig 4

From the Protect EAP Properties window.

Check off Connect to these servers and enter *

Check off both of the Thawte Premium Server CA authorities and also the thawte Primary Root CA

Under Select Authentication Method:

Select Configure (See Fig. 5)

wireless config screen

Fig 5

This will open the EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties window.

Uncheck Automatically use my windows logon name and password (and domain if any).

wireless config screen

Select OK twice to return to Wireless Network Properties

Select the Advanced Settings button. 

wireless config screen

Place a check mark in the box labeled specify authentication mode: and verify User or computer authentication is selected from the drop-down menu.

(See Fig. 6)

wireless config screen

Fig 6

Click Ok twice to return to the desktop.

You will now be asked to provide additional information.  Click anywhere on the bubble.

wireless config screen

You will now be asked for you UWO Network Authentication.

Select OK.  (See Fig. 7)

wireless config screen

Fig 7

You will now see a Windows Security Alert.

Select Connect.  (See Fig 8.)

wireless config screen

Fig 8

You are now connected to uwosecure-v2 (it might take a minute to finish validating).

More Information

If you require more information or have any difficulties with wireless, please contact the ITS Support Centre at 519 661-3800.

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