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Set up and connect to the UCT wireless network for Windows XP
A: Important: please note before you connect to the UCT
network
C: Set up the UCT wireless network connection on your
Windows XP laptop
Your computer must comply with the UCT Networking policies
before connecting to the UCT wireless network. Please ensure that
your computer has:

the latest Windows updates installed

the latest anti-virus signatures
For more information, visit: www.icts.uct.ac.za | Networking |
Networking policies | Policy on dealing with Unsecured Computers.
Windows XP is no longer a supported operating system at UCT. These
instructions are provided as a courtesy to Windows XP users. To set
up the UCT wireless network on your Windows XP laptop, follow these
steps.
B: Set your Internet proxy configuration
Internet Explorer:
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Open Internet Explorer.
Select Tools | Internet Options.
The Internet Options dialog box appears.
Select the Connections tab.
 Click LAN Settings.
The Local Area Network (LAN) Settings dialog box appears.
 Select the Automatically detect settings checkbox.
 Ensure that the Use automatic configuration script checkbox is
cleared.
 Under the Proxy server section, ensure that the Use a proxy server
for your LAN checkbox is cleared.
 Click OK.
You are returned to the Internet Options page.
Click OK.
When opening Internet Explorer, if an Authentication box appears, enter
your UCT [email protected] and your UCT password.
Mozilla Firefox:
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Open Firefox.
Select Tools | Options.
The Options dialog box appears.
 Click Advanced.
 Select the Network tab.
 Under the Connection field, select Settings.
The Connection Settings dialog box appears.
 Remove any entries in the HTTP Proxy field and under the
Automatic proxy configuration URL.
 Select Auto-detect proxy settings for this network.
 Click OK.
The Options dialog box reappears.
 Click OK.
You have now set your Internet proxy configuration in Mozilla Firefox.
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Select Start | Connect to | Show all connections or Select Start | Settings |
Network Connections.
The Network Connections window opens.
 Right click Wireless Network Connection.
o Select Properties.
The Wireless Network Connection Properties dialog box appears.
 Click the Wireless Networks tab.
o Select Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings.
o Click Add.
If you leave this option selected, your PEAP credentials will be cached
(saved). This means that when you next change your password you will
not be prompted to enter your new password, and won't be able to
connect to the wireless network. There is no workaround to prevent this.
You will need to manually delete the cached credentials by either
deleting eduroam from your preferred networks and then adding it
again, or deleting the cached credentials from the registry (not
recommended).
o Click OK.
 The Protected EAP Properties dialog box re-appears.
o Click OK.
 The Wireless network properties dialog box re-appears.
o Click OK.
 The Wireless Network Connection Properties dialog box re-appears.
o Click OK.
5. Close the Network Connections window.
If you do not see the Wireless Networks tab, you need to enable the Wireless
Zero Configuration service:
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D: Connect to the UCT wireless network from your
Windows XP laptop
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Windows XP will attempt to connect to the UCT wireless network for the
first time. You will see a Wireless Network Connection balloon pop up in your
system tray.
The Wireless network properties dialog box appears.
 On the Association tab.
o Type eduroam in the Network name (SSID) field.
o Select WPA from the Network Authentication drop-down list.
o Select AES from the Data Encryption drop-down box.
If you do not see these options, you may need to update the drivers for your
wireless adapter or your adapter does not support WPA.
 Click the Authentication tab.
o Select Protected EAP (PEAP) from the EAP type drop-down list.
o Deselect Authenticate as computer when computer information is
available.
o Click Properties.
 The Protected EAP Properties dialog box appears.
o Select Connect to these servers.
o Type uc-acs.uct.ac.za;mc-acs.uct.ac.za.
o Select thawte Primary Root CA under the Trusted Root
Certification Authorities field.
o Select Secured Password (EAP-MSCHAP v2) from the Select
Authentication Method drop down list.
o Click Configure.
 The EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties dialog box appears.
o Deselect Automatically use my Windows logon name and
password (and domain if any).
1. Click the balloon pop-up.
2. The Enter Credentials dialog box appears.
 Enter your network [email protected] (i.e. staff/student
number) and password.
 Leave the Login domain: option blank.
 Click OK.
3. You are now connected to the UCT wireless network.
If your computer does not automatically connect, then follow these steps:
1. Select Start | Connect to | Show all connections or select Start | Settings |
Network Connections.
2. The Network Connections window opens.
 Right click Wireless Network Connection.
 Select View Available Wireless Networks.
3. The Wireless Network Connection Properties dialog box appears.
 Under Choose a wireless network, double click eduroam.
4. The Enter Credentials dialog box appears.
 Enter your network [email protected] (i.e. staff/student
number) and password.
 Leave the Logon domain: option blank.
 Click OK.
5. You are now connected to the UCT wireless network.
Set up and connect to the UCT wireless network for Windows Vista
A: Important: please note before you connect to the
UCT network
Your computer must comply with the UCT Networking policies
before connecting to the UCT wireless network. Please ensure that
your computer has:

the latest Windows updates installed

the latest anti-virus signatures
For more information, visit: www.icts.uct.ac.za | Networking |
Networking policies | Policy on dealing with Unsecured Computers.
C: Set up the UCT wireless network connection on your
Windows Vista laptop
Windows Vista is not a supported operating system at UCT. These
instructions are provided as a courtesy to Windows Vista users. To set 8.
up the UCT wireless network on your Windows Vista laptop, follow
these steps.
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B: Set your Internet proxy configuration
Internet Explorer:
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Open Internet Explorer.
Select Tools | Internet Options.
The Internet Options dialog box appears.
Select the Connections tab.
 Click LAN Settings.
The Local Area Network (LAN) Settings dialog box appears.
 Select the Automatically detect settings checkbox.
 Ensure that the Use automatic configuration script checkbox is
cleared.
 Under the Proxy server section, ensure that the Use a proxy
server for your LAN checkbox is cleared.
 Click OK.
You are returned to the Internet Options page.
Click OK to close the Internet Options page.
When opening Internet Explorer, if an Authentication box appears,
enter your UCT [email protected] and your UCT password.
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Mozilla Firefox:
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Open Firefox.
Select Tools | Options.
The Options dialog box appears.
 Click Advanced.
 Select the Network tab.
 Under the Connection field, select Settings.
The Connection Settings dialog box appears.
 Remove any entries in the HTTP Proxy field and under the
Automatic proxy configuration URL.
 Select Auto-detect proxy settings for this network.
 Click OK.
The Options dialog box reappears.
 Click OK.
You have now set your Internet proxy configuration in Mozilla Firefox.
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Either click Start | Connect to or click Start | Settings | Network Connections
and double-click Wireless Network Connection.
The Connect to a network window opens.
 Click Open Network and Sharing Center.
 Click Manage wireless networks.
 Click the Add button.
The Manually connect to a wireless network dialog box appears.
 Select the Manually create a network profile option.
 Select Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings.
 Click Add.
The Wireless network information dialog box appears.
 Type eduroam in the Network name field.
 Select WPA-Enterprise from the Security type: drop-down list.
 Select AES from the Encryption type drop-down box.
 Click Next.
The Successfully added eduroam dialog should appear.
 Select the Change connection settings option.
 This will open the eduroam Wireless Network properties screen.
 Ensure that Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP) is selected from the
Choose the network authentication method: drop- down list.
 Click Settings.
The Protected EAP Properties dialog box appears.
 Select Connect to these servers.
 Type uc-acs.uct.ac.za;mc-acs.uct.ac.za
 Select thawte Primary Root CA under the Trusted Root Certification
Authorities field.
 Ensure that Secured Password (EAP-MSCHAP v2) is set from the
Select Authentication Method drop down list.
 Click Configure.
The EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties dialog box appears.
 Deselect Automatically use my Windows logon name and password
(and domain if any).
If you leave this option selected, your PEAP credentials will be cached
(saved). This means that when you next change your password you will not be
prompted to enter your new password, and won't be able to connect to the
wireless network. There is no workaround to prevent this.
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You will need to manually delete the cached credentials by either
deleting "eduroam" from your preferred networks and then adding it
again, or deleting the cached credentials from the registry (not
recommended).
 Click OK.
The Protected EAP Properties dialog box re-appears.
 Click OK.
The Wireless network properties dialog box re-appears.
 Click OK.
The Manually connect to a Wireless Network dialog box re-appears.
 Click Connect to.
Close the Manually connect to a wireless network window.
Close the Manage Wireless Networks window.
Close the Network and Sharing Center window.
D: Connect to the UCT wireless network from your
Windows Vista laptop
Windows Vista will attempt to connect to the UCT wireless network for the first
time. You will see a balloon pop-up in your system tray.
1. Click the balloon pop-up.
2. The Enter Credentials dialog box appears.
 Enter your network credentials: [email protected]
(i.e. staff/student number) and password.
 Leave the Logon domain: option blank.
 Click OK.
3. You are now connected to the UCT wireless network.
If your computer does not automatically connect, then follow these
steps:
1. Either click Start | Connect to or click Start | Settings | Network Connections
and double-click Wireless Network Connection.
2. The Connect to a network window opens.
 Select the eduroam wireless network.
 Click Connect.
3. The Enter Credentials dialog box appears.
 Enter your network [email protected] (i.e. staff/ student
number) and password.
 Leave the Logon domain: option blank.
 Click OK.
4. You are now connected to the UCT wireless network.
Set up and connect to the UCT wireless network for Mac OS X v10.5 (Leopard) & Mac OS X v10.4 (Tiger)
A: Important: please note before you
connect to the UCT network
Your computer must comply with the UCT
Networking policies before connecting to the
UCT wireless network. Please ensure that your
computer has:

the latest Windows updates installed

the latest anti-virus signatures
For more information, visit: www.icts.uct.ac.za |
Networking |
Networking policies | Policy on dealing with
Unsecured Computers.
B: Set your Internet proxy configuration
Safari:
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Click the Apple icon.
Select System Preferences.
The System Preferences dialog box appears.
 Click Network.
The Network dialog box appears.
 Highlight your connection type (either
wireless or wired).
 Click Advanced.
The Advanced dialog box appears.
 Select the Proxies tab.
 Remove any entries in Web Proxy (HTTP)
and Secure Web Proxy (HTTPS).
 Under the Select a protocol to configure
section, select the Auto Proxy Discovery
checkbox.
 Click OK
You have now set your Internet proxy
configuration in Safari.
C: Set up and connect to the UCT wireless network from your Mac OS X v10.5 (Leopard) or Mac OS X v10.4 (Tiger) laptop
For this process to work correctly, the date and time of your machine must be accurate for the certificate to be verified.
Mac OS X v10.5 (Leopard)
1. Select Apple menu | System Preferences.
2. The System Preferences dialog box opens.
 Double-click Network under Internet & Network.
3. The Network dialog box appears.
 Select AirPort.
 Ensure that the Status: is On.
 Click Advanced.
4. The AirPort dialog box appears.
 Select the 802.1X tab.
o Click the + icon.
o Select Add User Profile.
o Enter a name for the configuration in the left column.
o Enter your network [email protected] and password in
the right column.
o Select eduroam from the Wireless Network drop-down menu.
o Select PEAP under Authentication.
o Deselect all the other protocols.
 Click OK.
5. In the Network dialog box,
 Select eduroam from the Network Name drop-down menu.
 Click Apply.
6. The Verify Certificate dialog box appears.
 Click Show Certificate.
 Verify that:
o the certificate name is uc-acs-uct.ac.za or mc-acs.uct.ac.za
o the certificate has been issued with thawte Primary Root CA
 Select Always trust these certificates.
 Click Continue.
7. You have successfully set up the UCT wireless network and you are now
connected to the eduroam wireless network.
If you receive a message saying that ‘AirPort does not have an IP
address’, turn off the AirPort and turn it back on.
Mac OS X v10.4 (Tiger)
1. Select Apple menu | System Preferences.
2. The System Preferences dialog box opens.
 Double-click Network under Internet & Network.
3. The Network dialog box appears.
 Select Network Status from the Show: drop-down Menu.
 Select AirPort.
 Click either the Connect or the Disconnect button.
4. The AirPort dialog box appears.
 Ensure that the AirPort is On.
o Click the Turn AirPort On button if it is turned Off.
 Select the 802.1X tab
o Select Edit Configurations from the Configuration: drop-down menu.
o Enter a name for the configuration in the Description field.
o Ensure that Network Port is set to AirPort.
o Enter your network [email protected] and password in the relevant fields.
o Select eduroam from the Wireless Network drop-down menu.
o Select PEAP under Authentication.
o Deselect all the other protocols.
 Click OK.
5. In the 802.1X dialog box,
 Click Connect.
6. The Verify Certificate dialog box appears.
 Click Show Certificate.
 Verify that:
o the certificate name is uc-acs-uct.ac.za or mc-acs.uct.ac.za
o the certificate has been issued with thawte Primary Root CA
 Click the Trust Settings arrow
 Click the When using this certificate: drop-down menu.
 Select Always trust.
 Click Continue.
7. The Confirm Access to Keychain dialog box appears.
 Click Always Allow.
 You should still have the Network dialog box open.
 Click Apply Now.
8. You have successfully set up the UCT wireless network and you are now connected to the eduroam
wireless network.
The 802.1X settings are set up in a separate application called Internet Connect. This will load when
clicking on the Connect / Disconnect button under the AirPort.
Set up and connect to the UCT wireless network for Linux Ubuntu & SLED 10 - Gnome
A: Important: please note before you
connect to the UCT network
Your computer must comply with the UCT
Networking policies before connecting to
the UCT wireless network. Please ensure
that your computer has:
 the latest Windows updates
installed
 the latest anti-virus signatures
For more information, visit:
www.icts.uct.ac.za | Networking |
Networking policies | Policy on dealing with
Unsecured Computers.
B: Set your Internet proxy configuration
Mozilla Firefox:
1. Open Firefox.
2. Select Firefox | Preferences.
3. The Preferences dialog box appears.
 Click Advanced.
 Select the Network tab.
 Under the Connection field, select
Settings.
4. The Connection Settings dialog box
appears.
 Remove any entries in the HTTP
Proxy field and under Automatic
proxy configuration URL.
 Select the Auto-detect proxy
settings for this network checkbox.
 Click OK.
5. The Advanced dialog box reappears.
 Click OK.
6. You have now set your Internet proxy
configuration in Mozilla Firefox.
Linux Ubuntu
Linux SLED 10 - Gnome
C: Set up the UCT wireless network on your notebook
C: Set up the UCT wireless network on your notebook
1. Click the network configuration icon
on the
taskbar
2. The Wireless Networks menu listing appears.
 Select eduroam from the list.
3. The Wireless Network Authentication Required dialog box
appears.
 Ensure that you set the following options:
o Wireless Security: WPA & WPA2 Enterprise
o Authentication: Protected EAP (PEAP)
o Anonymous Identity: Leave it Blank
o CA Certification: file system/etc/ssl/certs/ Thawte
Primary Root CA
o PEAP Version: Automatic
o Inner Authentication: MSCHAPv2
 Enter your [email protected] (staff ID, 3rd party or
student number)in your username field.
 Enter your UCT network password in the Password
field
 Leave all the other fields blank
 Click Connect
4. The network configuration icon
will change to a
histogram icon
5. You have now successfully set up and connected your Ubuntu
9.04 workstation to the UCT wireless network.
 These steps were tested on the Jaunty Jackalope (9.04)
distribution.
 There are known unresolved bugs with Kubuntu (9.04)
wireless connectivity.
To set up the connection via Network Manager, follow these
steps:
1. Select Computer | More Applications.
2. The Application Browser window opens
 Click Network Manger Editor under the System
section
3. The Wireless Network dialog box is displayed
 Select eduroam from the Wireless Networks column
4. The Wireless Network Key Required dialog box is dis- played
 Network Manager automatically detects certain settings.
Ensure that the following information is correct:
o Wireless Security: WPA Enterprise
o EAP Method: PEAP
o CA Certification: file system/etc/ssl/certs/ Thawte
Primaty Root CA
o Key Type: Automatic
 Enter your [email protected] (staff ID, 3rd party or
student number) in your username field.
 Enter your UCT network password in the Password
field
 Click Connect.
5. You are now connected to the UCT wireless network.
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