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Configuring Windows 7 to connect to BCSecureWiFi
Posted by Joseph Meslovich on 31 May 2016 02:28 PM

When attempting to connect a Windows 7 device to BCSecureWiFi some additional steps are necessary to prepare the connection.  Below is a step by step guide of how to configure your Windows 7 device to connect.

 

  • Click on the network icon in the taskbar
  • Choose "Open Network and Sharing Center"
  • Choose "Manage wireless networks"
  • Choose "Add"
  • Choose "Manually create a network profile"
  • Fill out the screen as shown above. Be sure to choose WPA2-Enterprise as the Security type. Click Next.
  • Choose "Change connection settings"
  • Click on the "Settings" button beside Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP)
  • Click the checkbox labeled "Validate server certificate"
  • Click the checkbox labeled "Connect to these servers:"
  • Enter clearpass.bridgewater.edu in the box provided
  • Click the checkbox next to "Go Daddy Class 2 Certification Authority" under Trusted Root Certification Authorities
  • Click on "Configure..." beside "Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2)"
  • Uncheck the checkbox labeled "Automatically use my Windows logon name and password"
  • Click OK
  • Click OK
  • Click on "Advanced settings"
  • Click the checkbox labeled "Specify authentication mode"
  • Select "User or computer authentication" from the dropdown list.
  • Click OK
  • Click OK
  • Your device will now try to connect to BCSecureWiFi and you will be prompted to provide additional information
  • You will now be asked for your Bridgewater username and password. Please enter that information and click OK
  • Your device is now connected to BCSecureWiFi and will now work the same as newer versions of Microsoft Windows.
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