Configure wireless network – Windows 8.1

To manually configure your personal device to connect to the RRC wireless network, follow these steps:

  1. With your cursor anywhere on the Start screen (or in the Search charm on the Charms bar), type Network and Sharing, and then click the Network and Sharing Center search result.
    Network and Sharing Center search result
  2. Under Change your networking settings, click the Set up a new connection or network link.
    Set up a new connection or network link
  3. On the Set Up a Connection or Network window, click Manually connect to a wireless network, and then click Next.
    Set Up a Connection or Network window
  4. On the Manually connect to a wireless network menu, complete the fields as follows:
    • In the Network name field, enter RRCWireless (case sensitive).
    • In the Security type field, select WPA2‑Enterprise in the drop‑down menu.
    • In the Encryption type field, select AES in the drop‑down menu.
    • Select the Start this connection automatically check box, and then click Next.

    Manually connect to a wireless network menu

  5. On the Manually connect to a wireless network window, click Change connection settings.
    Manually connect to a wireless network window
  6. On the RRCWireless Wireless Network Properties menu, on the Security tab, in the Choose a network authentication method drop‑down menu, select Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP), and then click Settings.
    RRCWireless Wireless Network Properties
  7. On the Protected EAP Properties menu, complete the following steps:
    • Under When connecting, select the Verify the server’s identity by validating the certificate check box.
    • Clear the Connect to these servers (examples:srv1;srv2;.*\.srv3\.com) check box.
    • Under Trusted Root Certification Authorities, scroll down and select the Entrust.net Certification Authority (2048) check box.
    • NOTE: If you do not have the Entrust.net Certification Authority (2048) check box, clear the Verify the server’s identity by validating the certificate check box.
    • In the Notifications before connecting drop‑down menu, select Tell user if the server name or root certificate isn’t specified.
    • Under Select Authentication Method, clear the Enable Fast Reconnect check box, and then click Configure.

    Protected EAP Properties menu

  8. On the EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties window, clear the Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any) check box, click OK to return to the Protected EAP Properties menu, and click OK to return to the RRCWireless Wireless Network Properties menu.
    EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties window
  9. On the RRCWireless Wireless Network Properties menu, on the Security tab, click Advanced settings.
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  10. On the Advanced settings menu, on the 802.1X settings tab, complete the following steps:
    • Select the Specify authentication mode check box.
    • Select User authentication in the drop‑down menu.
    • Click Save credentials.

    dvanced settings menu

  11. Enter your College user name and password, click OK to return to the Advanced settings menu, click OK to return to the RRCWireless Wireless Network Properties menu, click OK, and then click Close. You have now configured your device.
    NOTE: Enter the same user name and password that you use to access the RRC network.
  12. windows security window

  13. Please see the Connect to wireless network – Windows 8.1 webpage for instructions on connecting to the network.

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