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Connecting to the BCIT_Secure Wireless Network with Windows 7/Vista

Using built-in features in Windows 7/Vista, you can connect to the BCIT_Secure wireless network. This is a secure, encrypted network for all BCIT students and staff, and requires valid BCIT credentials.

Setup instructions

1.  From the Start Menu, click on Control Panel.

Windows 7_vista start menu control panel window.

2.  Click on Network and Sharing Center.

Control panel list showing computer settings.

3.  In the left panel, click on Manage wireless networks.

Network and sharing center window showing basic network information and set up connections.

4.  Click on Add to add a new wireless network profile.

Web page snippet manage_add wireless networks.

5.  Select Manually create a network profile.

Web page snippet manually create a network profile.

6.  Enter the following information for this profile:

    • For Network name type “BCIT_Secure”.
    • For Security type select “WPA2-Enterprise”
    • For Encryption type select “AES”
    • Optional:  enable the Start this connection automatically checkbox
    • Then click Next.
Enter information for the wireless network you want to add window.

7.  Now that you’ve successfully added BCIT_Secure to your profile list, click on Change connection settings.

Web page snippet successfully added BCIT_secure network.

8.  From the Security tab, click on Settings.

BCIT_secure wireless network properties security tab.

9.  In the Protected EAP Properties dialog box:

1.  Disable the Validate server certificate checkbox
2.  Select Secured password (EAP-MSCHAPv2) from the Authentication Method drop-down
3.  Disable the Enable Fast Reconnect checkbox
4.  Click on Configure

Protected EAP properties window.

10.  In the EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties dialog box, disable the Automatically use my Windows logon… checkbox.

Dialog box for EAP MSCHAPv2 properties.

11.  Click OK in the EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties dialog box.
12.  Click OK in the Protected EAP Properties dialog box.
13.  Now you’re back in the BCIT_Secure Wireless Network Properties dialog box.  Click on Advanced settings.

BCIT_secure wireless network properties security tab.

14.  In the 802.1X settings tab:

1.  Enable the Specify authentication mode checkbox
2.  Select User Authentication from the drop-down menu
3.  Click on Save credentials

User authentication window.

15.  Enter your usual BCIT credentials, then click OK.

16.  Click OK or Close on all open dialog boxes to save all your settings.

    • Note: You should get confirmation above the system tray that you are now connected to the BCIT_Secure network.
Web page snippet connected to BCIT_secure network.