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Wireless - Manual Configuration for Windows 7

This article explains how to manually set up your Windows 7 computer to use the uchicago-secure wireless network.

  1. Go to Start > Control Panel.
  2. Click Network and Internet.
  3. Click Network and Sharing Center.
  4. Click Set up a new connection or network.
    Network and Sharing Center

  5. Select Manually connect to a wireless network, then click the Next button.
    Connection Option

  6. Enter or select the following, then click the Next button.

    • Network name: uchicago-secure or eduroam
    • Security type: WPA2-Enterprise
    • Encryption type: AES
      Manually Connect

  7. Click Next
  8. Click Change connection settings.
    Change Connection Settings

  9. Click the Security tab.
  10. Select Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP) for the Network Authentication Method.
  11. Deselect Remember my credentials.
  12. Click the Settings button.
    Security Settings

  13. In the "Protected EAP Properties" window:
    • Select Validate Server Certificate
    • Deselect Connect to these Servers
    • Under "Trusted Root Certification Authorities", select the following certificate authorities AddTrust External CA Root, InCommon RSA Server CA, and USERTrust RSA Certification Authority checkboxes. No other boxes should be selected under "Trusted Root Certification Authorities."
    • Select Authentication Method: Secured Password (EAP-MSCHAP v2)
      Protected EAP Settings
  14. Click OK.
  15. Click the Configure button.
  16. Uncheck Automatically use my Windows Logon name and password (and domain if any), then click the OK button.
    EAP Properties

  17. Click the OK button on all open "Wireless Network Properties" windows.
  18. A notice requesting additional logon information will appear in your system tray. Click Enter/select additional log on information.
    Additional Login Information

  19. Enter your CNet credentials:
    • Type your CNetID into the User name field. For eduroam you will need to enter
    • Type your CNet password into the Password field.
    • Leave the Logon domain field blank.
    • Click the OK button.
  20. You need to verify that the certificate is valid before you continue. Click the View Server Certificate button to show the details of the certificate.
  21. If the Issued by: and Valid from match the information below, click OK.
    Note: Issued by may contain syntax "AddTrust External CA Root" or "InCommon Server CA."Issued to may contain syntax "network-auth00" or "network-auth01" or "radproxy01".
    win7 certificate detail

  22. Click the OK/Connect button.
  23. If the set up is successful, a window similar to the following will appear.
    Successfully Connected
02/04/16 - Updated trusted root certificate details and reviewed previous content.

Keywords:network 802.1X uchicago-secure   Doc ID:16377
Owner:Rafael S.Group:University of Chicago
Created:2010-12-28 18:00 CSTUpdated:2016-03-24 13:08 CST
Sites:University of Chicago, University of Chicago - Sandbox
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