Wireless Connection Installation Manual Windows 7

Wireless Connection Installation Manual Windows 7
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Wireless Connection Installation Manual
Windows 7
Last updated: March 2010
Department of Computing and Communications
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, Newfoundland
This document is written using a “vanilla” configuration of Windows 7, any user of this guide should be
aware that third party programs (such as anti-virus suites and laptop manufacturer network control
software) may interfere with configuring the wireless network. This guide is intended as a “best effort”
setup. The steps detailed in this guide have been tested and working on a fully patched and up to date
64bit Windows 7 laptop, using the built in wireless card. Due to the nature of wireless networking,
additional wireless drivers and/or troubleshooting may be needed, but this would have to be evaluated
on a case-by-case basis and is to be understood by client and support personnel that all work is done as
“best effort”.
Windows 7 Mun Wireless Configuration
• A laptop with Windows 7 operating system with latest service pack and patches applied.
• A wireless network card supporting IEEE 802.11g installed with the latest drivers. NOTE: Do not
install the network card software, only install the drivers.
• Your wireless account, and SSID can be generated online at
1. Click Start and then click Control Panel
2. Depending on your configuration, you will see one of the two following screens:
a. If you see the above, double click on “Network and Sharing Center”
b. If you see the above, click “View network Status and tasks”
3. Either of these options will bring you to “Network and Sharing Center”, click “Manage wireless
networks” on the left hand “tasks” bar
4. A new window will appear, click “Add”
5. Another window will appear, select the first option, “Manually create a network profile”
6. Enter the Network Name (this information should have given to you when you completed the
DAT form, it will be either stu, fac or guest. Stu is used in this example),
), select “WPA“WPA
Enterprise” from the Security type drop down, “TKIP” from the Encryp
tion type drop down, and
ensure the two check boxes are ticked.
7. When you are done, click next, and then choose “Change connection settings” from the next
8. Another new window will appear, uncheck “Connect to a more preferred network if available”,
and then click the “Security” tab on the top
9. Make sure “Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP)” is selected in the drop down, then click Settings
10. Click
lick “Configure” next to “Secured password (EAP
(EAP-MSCHAP v2)” (Validate server certificate can
be left checked)
11. A smaller window will appear, uncheck the only check box there, and click OK
12. Click
lick OK on the Protected EAP properties window (step 10)
13. You should now be back at the Network Properties window, click the “Advanced
Advanced Settings”
14. In the new window, click the check box on the top, and choose “User
ser Authentication”
Authentication from the
drop down, then click “ok” to any open window.
15. If everything went ok, you should see a balloon in the lower right corner, click this balloon
16. Clicking the balloon should bring up the credentials box, enter the username and password, but
leave the “Logon domain” field blank, and click OK
17. After credentials are entered, you will see the “Additional information” bubble again, click it
and the following message should appear, click OK to accept the certificate (this should only
appear on the first connection).
18. After a few seconds it should connect and no m
ore windows or messages should appear.
a. If the Enter Credentials box continues to appear, or the balloon stating Additional
information is required, it may mean the password or username is being typed in wrong,
or a setting was missed along the way. Doubl
e check the configuration, and re-submit
the DAT form if unsure about the password.
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