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Windows 7 - How to connect to MIT SECURE wireless

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

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Windows Connection Wizard

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:

Manual configuration

If you are having trouble with connecting to MIT SECURE, please follow the directions below.

  1. Click on the Windows Menu and select Control Panel
    start menu

  2. Type Network and Sharing in the upper right hand corner. Click Network and Sharing Center
    control panel

  3. Click Manage Wireless Networks
    network and sharing center

  4. Remove any instances of MIT SECURE
    manage wireless networks-remove

  5. Click Add to add a new network
    manage wireless networks-add

  6. Click Manually Create a network profile
    manually create a network profile

  7. Fill in the following information for the new network:
    • Network Name: MIT SECURE
    • Security Type: WPA2-Enterprise
    • Encryption Type: AES

      Click Next
      wireless network information

  8. On the following page, choose to Change connection settings
    successfully added MIT SECURE

  9. Click the Security tab. Network authentication method should be
    Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP)
    Click Settings
    security tab

  10. Under Trusted Root Certification Authorities, check the boxes for
    GeoTrust Global CA and AddTrust
    Select Authentication Method should be:
    Secure Password (EAP-MSCHAP v2)
    Click Configure
    protected EAP properties

  11. Uncheck the box labeled "Automatically use my Windows logon..."
    Click OK on all boxes to close out and save the wireless settings
    EAP MSCHAPv2 properties

  12. You should receive a notification asking for additional information. Click this notification anywhere to open the password dialog box
    additional information

  13. Enter your MIT kerberos username and password and click OK
    please enter credentials
    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.


    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.

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Last Modified:

July 06, 2017

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