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Auto Configure Student Wireless (OBSOLETE / NOT IN USE):

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Please note that though the USP wireless service supports WPA and WPA2, we prefer you use WPA2 for security reasons.


  • Go to the Start menu > Control Panel > Network and Internet Connections > Network Connections.
  • Right-click on Wireless Connection and select Properties from the submenu that is displayed.
  • Select the Wireless Networks tab. Click on the Add button.
  • On the Association tab, enter sws for the Network Name (SSID) option.
  • On Network Authentication option select WPA or WPA2 (preferred). Note if WPA2 is not available then you will need to apply the windows updates as specified above.
  • For Data encryption option select TKIP if you had selected WPA for Network Authentication or select AES if you had selected WPA2 as your Network Authentication method.

Note: AES is a much  stronger encryption cipher compared to TKIP

  • On the Authentication tab of the network properties window, check the option for Enable IEEE 802.1x authentication for this network. For EAP type, select Protected EAP (PEAP) for EAP type.  Deselect the option for Authenticate as computer when computer information is available, and then click Properties.
  • Remove the check from Validate server certificate. Select Secure password (EAP-MSCHAP v2) for the authentication method, check Enable Fast Reconnect and then click Configure.
  • Deselect the option for Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any). Click OK to accept this setting.
  • Click OK until you have exited from the Wireless Network Connections Properties.




Connecting to the wireless network


Once you have successfully configured the above settings you should see the following popup when the wireless network is in range.

  1. Click in the center of the bubble (not the "X") to enter your credentials.

  2. In the credentials box enter your Username, Password and Student for Logon domain, click OK.

  3. Once completed you should receive this popup message;
  4. You should now be able to use the Secure Wireless Network

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