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How do I connect to UIC-WiFi using Windows?
Connecting to our wireless network through Windows is easy with your UIC NetID and password. Windows 8 requires no external software, it's just a simple login. For Windows XP / Vista / 7, we have a UIC-WiFi Installer that can be downloaded and used to automatically configure your connection. We also have manual instructions at the bottom for people who would prefer to do that.
Watch a video on how to connect to UIC-WiFi with Windows:
Connect to UIC-WiFi with Windows 8:
- Open the Settings menu and click on Networks
- Select the network named UIC-WiFi
- You will be prompted to enter your UIC NetID and common password. For more information on common password click here.
- Windows will pop up with a message about being unable to verify the server's identity. Please press connect. Now you will be able to connect to UIC-Wifi.
Connect to UIC-WiFi with Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP
Important note SecureW2 is no longer needed to connect to the UIC-WiFi network. In order to connect to UIC-WiFi using Windows (XP, Vista or 7) you can download the UIC-WiFi installer from the WebStore. Once you have the file download, please follow these instructions:
- Double-click on the file and install the program.
- Once the installation is complete, on the bottom right corner of your screen a balloon will pop up stating Additional information is needed to connect to wifi. Click once on this.
- Enter in your UIC NetID and common password and leave everything else blank.
- Click Enter. You will now be able to connect to UIC-WiFi.
Manual instructions for Windows 7 and Windows Vista
- Open the Network and Sharing Center. The easiest way to do this is to right-click on the wireless icon in the notification area of the Windows Task Bar (bottom right) and select Open Network and Sharing Center.
- Click Manage wireless networks from the menu in the blue area to the left.
- Click Add.
- Choose Manually create a network profile.
- Fill out/select the following on the next screen:
- Network name: UIC-WiFi (This has to be exactly UIC-WiFi because that is the name of the network.)
- Security type: WPA2-Enterprise
- Encryption type: AES
- Leave the Security Key blank.
- Select Start this connection automatically, then click Next.
- Select Change connection settings.
- In the Network Properties dialog box that appears:
- Click on the Security tab.
- Then click on the Settings button, next to the network authentication method which should be Protected EAP.
- In the Protected EAP Properties dialog box:
- Make sure that the box next to Validate server certificate is checked
- Check the box next to Connect to these servers:
- Fill in the box below it with the following:
- In the Trusted Root Certification Authorities section, check the box for AddTrust CA Root (if you do not see this cert in the list see Adding the CA Root Cert below.)
- Under Select Authentication Method:
- Make sure box next to Enable Fast Reconnect is checked
- Check the box next to Enable Identity Privacy, then fill in the text field with: Anonymous
- Make sure that Secure password (EAP-MSCHAP v2) is selected in the Select Authentication Method drop down list.
- Click the Configure... button next to the drop down list.
- In the new dialog uncheck Automatically use my Windows logon name... and click OK.
- Then click OK twice, to close the Protected EAP Properties dialog box and the UIC-WiFi Wireless Network properties boxes.
- At this point close the Manually connect to a wireless network wizard.
- Cick on the balloon by the notification area that says that Additional information is needed to connect to UIC-WiFi.
- Your NetID in the first text box and your Technology Solutions common password in the second. Click OK.
- Download AddTrustExternalCARoot.crt
- Double click on the file after you have it downloaded.
- Click the Install Certificate... button in the dialog that opens up.
- Click Next, Next, and Finish in the new dialog that opens up.
- You should see a small dialog box saying that the certificate installation was successful. Click OK.
- Now attempt to create the network profile again.