Connecting to BishopNet with Windows 7

The easy, automatic way:

  1. To configure your computer’s wireless network settings, first make sure your wireless is turned on. Next, click the wireless network icon in the taskbar (usually a five bar icon  in the lower-right corner of the desktop).
  2. Click on BishopNet in the list of available networks. Make sure that Connect automatically is checked, then click the Connect button. (Note: If BishopNet does not appear make sure you are within range of the campus wireless network inside an OWU building.)
  3. An authentication box will appear. Enter your OWU username and password then click OK. Note: you may get a Windows Security Alert stating that “The connection attempt could not be completed”. Don’t worry about this.  Click the Connect button.
    • If, however, there’s anything preceding your username, such as “OWU\”, and you’re unable to change it, use the manual way below.
  4. Once the authentication is successful you should have a limited connection to BishopNet.
  5. Now open a browser and go to to finish your registration. You will be asked for your OWU username and password one more time. Click Submit and you should be online with BishopNet in about 5  minutes.

The manual way:

  1. Click the network icon in the system tray at bottom right, by the clock.
  2. Click the Network and Sharing Center link at the bottom of the list.
  3. Click the Manage Wireless Networks link on the left.
    Image of the Windows Network and Sharing Center
  4. Click the Add button on the toolbar.
  5. Select “Manually create a network profile”.
    Image of the "Manually connect to a wireless network" screen in Windows with the "Manage wireless networks" window behind it
  6. Enter “BishopNet” as the name. Select WPA2-Enterprise as the security type, and AEP as the encryption type, as in the screenshot below. Click the Next button to continue.
    The "Manually connect to a wireless network" window with BishopNet settings
  7. Click the link to Change wireless network settings. Dismiss any prompts to enter credentials to connect to BishopNet before completing the following.
  8. Click the Security tab along the top.
  9. From here, first click on the Settings button next to Microsoft Protected EAP
    Wireless network security settings screen with two buttons circled, Settings and Advanced Settings
  10. In the Protected EAP Properties window, scroll through the list of Trusted Root Certificate Authorities, and UNCHECK “connect to these servers” and UNCHECK everything in the “Trusted Root Certificate Authorities:” list
  11. Click the Configure… button next to Secured password toward the bottom.
  12. Remove the checkmark from “Automatically use my Windows login name and password…”
    Image of the EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties window with the empty checkbox circled
  13. Click OK to close the EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties window.
  14. Click OK to close the Protected EAP Properties window.
  15. Next, click the “Advanced settings” button at the bottom of the BishopNet Wireless Properties window.
  16. Put a checkmark in the box next to “Specify authentication mode:” and select “User authentication” from the drop-down list.
    Image of Wireless Network Properties Advanced Settings window with arrow to the user authentication mode of User authentication
  17. Click OK to close the Advanced Settings window.
  18. Click OK to close the BishopNet Wireless Properties window.
  19. Click the Close button on the final window, and go through the quick, automatic instructions above.