How to Connect to the wesstudent or wesfacstaff Wireless Networks (Windows XP)
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.
Go to the Start Menu and go to Connect to > Wireless Network Connection.
You should see this window open on your screen:
Type in the network name wesstudent or wesfacstaff (no capitals), if it isn’t there already. Check the option to Connect even if this network is not broadcasting.
Change Network Authentication to WPA2 and Data Encryption to AES
Click on Authentication at the Top.
EAP type should also be set to Protected EAP (PEAP) and make sure you check the box underneath to Authenticate as Computer when Computer Information is Available.
Click on Properties
Check the box to Validate Server Certificate
Scroll down the Trusted Root Certification Authorities List
Check the box next to Thawte Premium Server CA
Make sure the Authentication Method is Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2)
Uncheck the box in the popup window. Click ok
Click on Connection at the Top, Check the box to Connect when network is in range
Close out of all of the windows, making sure to click OK for each one when closing.
Now connect to wesstudent or wesfacstaff, if it isn’t connecting already.
Windows will proceed to ask you for additional login information.
You are now connected to the Network!
**For future logins, XP should automatically connect because of the user profile we have just created. Ensure that you are connected, and then open your web browser of choice. Remember, you are still under Wesleyan University’s Internet policies and regulations.