How to Connect to wesstudent or wesfacstaff (Windows 7 or Vista)

How to Connect to the wesstudent or wesfacstaff Wireless Networks (Windows 7 or Vista):

The following instructions work for both wesfacstaff and wesstudent. Connect to the appropriate network.  Your credentials will dictate your access.  Student accounts cannot use wesfacstaff nor faculty/staff accounts use wesstudent.  The below screen shots show wesstudent but are the same for wesfacstaff.

Right click on the wireless network icon in the system tray.

Click on Open Network and Sharing Center

You should see this window open on your screen:

Click on Manage Wireless Networks on the right hand side.

You should now see the list of wireless networks your computer has saved.


Look for the network wesstudent or wesfacstaff if it is visible. If not, click the add button at the top left and look for the network. It should pop up if you are in range. If it does not, this window should appear:

Click on Manually Create a Network Profile. An information entry box should appear:

Enter wesstudent or wesfacstaff. Set Security Type to WPA2-Enterprise, Encryption Type to AES. Click next.

Click on Change Connection Settings. Some changes still need to be made. The following window will appear (If the network namewas available earlier in Manage Wireless Networks, Right click on wesstudent or wesfacstaff and click on properties to see this window):

Click on the Security Tab

Make sure your security type is WPA2-Enterprise and Encryption Type is AES

Network Authentication Method should also be set to Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP) and make sure you check the box underneath to Remember my credentials…

Click on Settings


Scroll down the Trusted Root Certification Authorities List

Check the boxes next to the two entries that are both listed as Thawte Primary Root CA. If only one of these entries is listed, check that box only.

Make sure the Authentication Method is Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2)

Click configure

Uncheck the box in the popup window. Click OK.

Then also click OK on the Protected EAP Properties page.

You are now back at wesstudent (or wesfacstaff) Wireless Network Properties.


Click on Advanced Settings at the bottom of the window.




Check Specify Authentication Mode.

Click on the User or computer authentication dropdown, and select User Authentication.

Click on the Save Credentials button.




Insert your current Wesleyan username and password, then click OK.

Close out of this and all of the resulting windows, making sure to click OK to close each window.

Restart your computer if the wireless is unable to connect for some reason.

You are now connected to the Network!