|Note for users with Lenovo laptops running the Think Vantage Access Connections software: |
The instructions below do not work correctly with the Access Connections Software. Please follow the instructions at the following web site: Windows 7 - Connect to MIT SECURE wireless - Instructions for Lenovo laptops
The page How to connect to MIT SECURE wireless does not exist.
Windows 7 should automatically configure most settings for MIT SECURE without a problem. You may receive an error message about a Windows Security Alert. Please see the following article for more information: http://kb.mit.edu/confluence/x/NYV2
If you are having trouble with connecting to MIT SECURE, please follow the directions below.
- Click on the Windows Menu and select Control Panel
- Type Network and Sharing in the upper right hand corner. Click Network and Sharing Center
- Click Manage Wireless Networks
- Remove any instances of MIT SECURE
- Click Add to add a new network
- Click Manually Create a network profile
- Fill in the following information for the new network:
- Network Name: MIT SECURE
- Security Type: WPA2-Enterprise
- Encryption Type: AES
- On the following page, choose to Change connection settings
- Click the Security tab. Network authentication method should be
Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP)
- Under Trusted Root Certification Authorities, check the box for
GeoTrust Global CA
Select Authentication Method should be:
Secure Password (EAP-MSCHAP v2)
- check the box labeled "Automatically use my Windows logon..."
Click OK on all boxes to close out and save the wireless settings
- You should receive a notification asking for additional information. Click this notification anywhere to open the password dialog box
- Enter your MIT kerberos username and password and click OK
Note: If this process fails, please try to follow it one more time. Occasionally, IS&T has noticed the Windows wireless configuration utility lose the settings after the first setup.
FOR DELL MACHINES:
The Dell ControlPoint Connection Manager has been noted to not see MIT wireless. The easiest solution is to simply remove the application using Add/Remove Programs, at which point they can use the normal Windows Network Connections to connect.