To Activate your Wireless Account
Access to the WVU Wireless network will require you to have an active WVU Active Directory
account. Activation involves authenticating your account and setting a password. Access the Internet
from your computer and go to
1. In the User Name text box, enter your User ID. This will be your GroupWise ID if you are faculty or
staff, or you MIX ID if you are a student.
2. Click the Activate button.
3. Confirm your information on the confirmation screen and click YES.
4. Once your account has been activated, you will be sent an e-mail to your MIX or GroupWise
account with your login name and a randomized password.
5. When you receive this email, click on the link to log in to
6. At the logon screen, enter your MIX or GroupWise user name and the randomly generated password
sent to you via email.
7. At the NFuse Classic Application screen, click on the Change Password icon.
8. The Change Password pop-up
window appears; enter your
password into the Old Password
dialog box, enter your new
password into the New Password
dialog box, and then enter it again
in the Confirm New Password
dialog box.
NOTE: Your password must be at
least eight characters in
length, not contain all or
part of your account name,
and must contain characters
from three of the following
four categories:
English uppercase
characters (A through Z),
English lowercase
characters (a through z),
Base 10 digits (0 through 9), or
Non-alphanumeric characters (e.g., !, $, #, %).
9. Click on the Submit button to activate your new password.
NOTE: The following instructions are for PC systems running Microsoft Windows. If you
installing a wireless connection on a Macintosh running OS X, configuration instructions
can be found at
10. Open the Network Connections control panel by clicking on the Start button, then the Control
Panel icon, then choose Network Connections. This guide assumes that your wireless adapter and
software are already installed and working properly. If you have problems with the installation and
initial setup of your wireless adapter, please call the HSC Help Desk at 293-3631.
11. Right click on your
wireless adapter, and
choose Properties.
12. In the dialog box, go to the General tab,
under This connection uses the following
items, click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
and then click the Properties button.
13. Confirm that Obtain an IP address
automatically and Obtain DNS server
automatically are selected, and click
14. On the Wireless tab, verify that Use
Windows to configure my wireless
settings box is selected. Click the Add
button to add a new preferred network.
15. Enter secure.wvu in the Network name
(SSID) text box. Verify that Open appears
in the Network Authentication box and
that WEP appears in the Data encryption
16. Click the Authentication tab. In the EAP
type box, select Protect EAP (PEAP).
Verify that Authenticate as Computer
and Authenticate as Guest boxes are both
unchecked. Click the Properties button.
17. Verify that Validate server certificate is
checked. Also verify that the Select
Authentication Method is set to Secured
password (EAP-MSCHAP v2). Click the
Configure button.
18. Uncheck Automatically use my Windows
logon, and click OK.
19. Click OK on all open dialog boxes to close them.
20. You are now ready to access at hotspots all around campus.
21. Once your settings are configured, enable your wireless adapter to log onto the network (right-click
on the adapter in your network settings and choose Enable). A login popup should appear requesting
your login information. Enter your WVU information, leaving the Domain field blank if it appears.
You may be asked to approve an Equifax root certificate; do so if requested.
22. Additional help on troubleshooting your wireless account can be found at Help may also be obtained by calling the HSC Help Desk at
Establishing a Connection to the HSC LAN via Wireless connection
1. If you are within receiving distance of a WVU Wireless connection, your computer will
automatically connect to the wireless network.
2. After a few seconds, you should see the
Wireless Network Connection bubble at the
bottom of your screen. Click on the bubble.
3. Enter your wireless username and password on
the Enter Credentials pop-up. Leave the Logon domain
box blank. Click OK.
NOTE: Please retain these credentials in a safe place,
as you may be asked to re-enter them in the
4. Click on the Wireless Network Connection bubble again to process your login information on to
the network. If asked to validate an Equifax certificate, do so.
You are now ready to access at hotspots all around campus.
Help on troubleshooting your wireless account can be found at
Help may also be obtained by calling the HSC Help Desk at 293-3631.
To determine the strength of the wireless connection, place your cursor over the Wireless Network
Connection icon located in the system tray in the lower right hand corner of the screen.
A balloon appears stating:
Wireless Network Connection Speed 11.0 mbps. Signal
Strength: The Signal Strength ranges from Excellent, Very
Good, Good, Low, Very Low to Unavailable.
NOTE: If previously your wireless device was configured to
use the older “Chopper” wireless network, these
settings need to be removed for your device to work properly. They can be deleted by following
the instructions below:
Deleting a Wireless Network
1. Click on the Start button, then
choose Settings, then Network
Connections, and then Wireless
Network Connections.
2. Click on the Properties button.
3. Click on the Wireless Network tab at the
top of the Wireless Network
Connection Properties pop-up.
4. Highlight the Chopper network in the
Preferred networks box.
5. Click the Remove button.
6. Click OK.
7. The old network settings have now been
removed from your network settings.
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