|These instructions are valid for users with Lenovo laptops
The instructions apply only to users running the Thinkvantage Access Connections software. Please follow the instructions here if you do not have the Thinkvantage software: Windows 7 - How to connect to MIT SECURE wireless
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The Lenovo ThinkVantage software is configured differently than the regular Windows wireless networking service. The instructions below have been tested for the MIT SECURE network. Please follow each step carefully.
If you want to use the Windows network service rather than the Access Connections software, you can do so by
- Remove all Location profiles from the ThinkVantage Access Connections software
- You will have to disconnect from your active connection in order to remove it
- Follow the instructions to configure Windows 7 for use with the MIT SECURE network: Windows 7 - How to connect to MIT SECURE wireless
- Open the ThinkVantage Access Connections Software
- Click the Location Profiles tab
If you see Switch to: Advanced in the upper right, click that button
If you see Switch to: Basic in the upper right, do not click
- The window should look like the one below.
If you have any profiles called MIT SECURE, remove them.
Click to create a new Network Profile
- Name the profile MIT SECURE
Connection Type should be Best Available or Wireless LAN
- If you choose Wireless LAN, this profile will not work with ethernet
- Fill in the following:
- Click Properties under Wireless security type
The following values should be selected:
- Click Settings next to 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)
- Uncheck Automatically use my Windows logon ... and click OK
- Click OK on the Protected EAP Properties page to return to the wireless settings page
Click Settings under Advanced configuration
- Select Maximum Performance for the Power save mode
This setting can provide more reliable wireless connections, but will reduce battery life
- Click OK
- Click Next to see the Additional Settings page and click Finish
You should receive a message asking you to Apply this profile. Click Yes
You will see a message at the bottom of the screen asking for additional information
- Click on the message (do not click the X in the upper right hand corner).
You will be prompted to Authenticate
- Enter your MIT kerberos username and password
You can confirm that you are connected to the MIT SECURE network by
hovering your mouse over the Access Connections icon in the panel