Residence Wired Connection Installation Manual Windows Vista

Residence Wired Connection Installation Manual Windows Vista
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Residence Wired Connection
Installation Manual
Last updated: August 2008
Department of Computing and Communications
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, Newfoundland
This document will take you through the process of configuring your personal computer to work with the
wired ports in Residence.
Who should use this document?
This document should be used only by MUN students who wish to use wired ports in Residence and have
the Windows Vista operating system.
For assistance during the configuration process please contact:
Computing and Communications Help Centre
Phone: 737-4595
E-mail: [email protected]
Hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm (fall & winter); 8:30 - 4:30 (summer)
A computer running Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1).
A network interface card that supports IEEE 802.1x authentication with the latest drivers
Your account credentials, which can be generated through the Device Authorization Tool
(DAT) at These credentials are used for both wired and wireless access
on campus, so if you already have a wireless account then you know your user name and
password. Remember, you must be a current MUN student to submit the DAT form.
1. Plug in your computer cable to the port in your computer, and connect the other end to the
network port on your wall.
2. On your computer click Start > Control Panel
3. In the new window that appears double-click
Network and Sharing Centre
4. On the left of the screen click Manage Network
5. Right click the Local Area Connection icon that
corresponds to your network interface card and
select Properties.
6. Verify that you have the Authentication tab – it should be located next to the Networking
tab. Click the tab if you do have it and jump ahead to Step 11.
If you do not have the Authentication tab, move on to Step 7.
7. Click the Start button and in the Search Box type
This should return one option called Services. Click
Services to open.
8. In the Services window locate the Wired
AutoConfig service, it should be near the bottom
of the list.
Right click Wired AutoConfig and select
9. In the new window click the Startup type: drop down
box and select Automatic.
Click OK to save the change.
Now close all windows, and restart your computer.
10. When your computer has restarted, return to Step 1 and try the steps again.
If the Authentication tab has not appeared after attempting the first 6 steps again, contact
the C&C Help Centre or Housing Computer Support for further assistance.
11. On the Authentication tab:
Place a check next to Enable IEEE 802.1X
In the drop down box select Microsoft: Protected
Check the box labeled Cache user information
for subsequent connections to this network to
save your user name and password for automatic
If you leave it unchecked you will be prompted
for your user name and password each time
12. Now click the button labeled Settings… next to the
Protected EAP (PEAP) drop down box.
13. On the Protected EAP Properties window:
Uncheck Validate server certificate
Under Select Authentication Method: choose Secured
password (EAP-MSCHAP v2)
14. Click the Configure button located next to the Select
Authentication Method drop down box.
15. Uncheck Automatically use my Windows logon name and
password (and domain if any).
Click OK to the three windows on your screen.
16. A balloon should now appear prompting you to enter
your user name and password. Click this balloon.
17. Enter your User name, Password, and leave the Logon domain
text box empty.
Click OK to connect
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