Wireless setup for windows 8

Wireless setup for windows 8
Student & Client Support Services
Procedure Document
Document Code :
Call Category
: Configuration
Call Type
: Wireless Network Configuration for Windows 8
Wireless Setup for Windows 8
Step 1: Right click on the network connection status icon (located on the task bar – bottom right corner
of your screen just next to the time)
and right click on it. Choose the “Open Network and
Sharing Center” option.
Step 2: Click on the “Set up a new connection or network” option as seen in the screen shot below:
Step3: Choose the “manually connect to a wireless network” option and click “Next”.
Step4: Configure The SSID as per screen shot below:
Network Name: Wits-Wifi (please note that both W’s must be in capital letters).
Security type: WPA-Enterprise
Encryption type: AES
Then click on “Next”
Step 5: Then click on “change connection settings” in the next screen that will appear as seen below
Step 6: Select the “Security” tab at the top. Uncheck the “remember my credentials for the
connection each time I’m logged in” and then click on the “settings” button as seen below:
Step7: Uncheck “Verify the server’s identify by validating the certificate” and click on the
“Configure” button as seen in the screen shot below.
Step8: After clicking on the “Configure” button as seen in the screen shot above, the following window
will pop (screen shot below). Uncheck the option below as seen in the screen shot and click on “OK”
and that should bring you back to the screen shot above. Click on the “OK” to close the “Protected
PEAP Properties window”.
Step9: The screen shot below will appear. Click on the “Advanced Settings” button
Step10: Check the “specify authentication mode” and click on the “Save Credentials” button and
then choose the “User Authentication” option from the list as seen in Fig.1. An authentication tab will
appear as seen in Fig.2.
Please take Note of the following:
For Staff Members: The username will be ds\Staff Number, the password will be your Logon
Password.
For Students: The username will be students\Student Number, the password will be your Logon
Password.
Enter your credentials and click on the “OK” buttons to complete the setup.
Step11: This should bring you to the screen as per screen shot below. Click on the “Close” button to
complete the setup.
Step12: When you are done with configuring the “Wits-Wifi” wireless network, you can now connect to
it as illustrated in the figure below. Go to your “Network” icon
and click on it. It should list all the
available wireless networks. Choose Wits-Wifi and connect to it as illustrated in the screen below.
Please make sure that the “Connect Automatically” is checked.
The last thing you will need to do in order to be able to browse the internet, is to configure
your Internet proxy settings. This is done in your internet browser, for instance Internet
Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. Please note that if you are using Google chrome, you will need to
setup the Internet explorer and Google Chrome will derive the settings from IE.
Step13: Internet Explorer Or Google Chrome Users: Open Internet explorer, in the top section, go to
Tools, and then choose “Internet Options” as seen in the screenshot below.
Step14: A window like the one in the screen shot below will appear. Click on the “Connections” tab
and click on the “LAN settings” button.
Step15: This will bring up the following window (Fig. 5). Make sure you have both of the options in the
proxy server section checked as seen in the screen shot below. (fig.5)
For students: The Proxy Server must be proxyss.wits.ac.za and Port: 80
For Staff: The Proxy server must be proxyad.wits.ac.za and Port: 80
When you have done this, click on the “Advanced” button and a window as seen in Fig6 above will
appear. You will then need to insert the following in the text field provided: *.wits.ac.za;146.141.*
Step 16: Mozilla Firefox Users: Open your internet browser. Go to “tools”, and then go to “options”
like in the screen shot below.
Step 17: Go to “Advanced”, choose the “network” tab, and then click on the “settings” button like in
the screen shot below
Step 18: like in the screen shot below, check the “manual proxy configuration” set the “HTTP proxy”
as follows:
Staffmembers: proxyad.wits.ac.za Port: 80
Students: proxyss.wits.ac.za Port:80
You will then need to check “use this proxy for for all protocols” option like in the screen shot below.
At “No proxy for” type *.wits.ac.za,146.141.*
When you are done with all these settings, click on OK and you are ready to browse the
Internet.
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