Connecting to the Campus Wireless Network with Windows 7
The easy, automatic way:
- 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).
- 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.)
- 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.
- Once the authentication is successful you should have a limited connection to BishopNet.
- Now open a browser and go to http://wifi.owu.edu/ 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:
- Click the network icon in the system tray at bottom right, by the clock.
- Click the Network and Sharing Center link at the bottom of the list.
- Click the Manage Wireless Networks link on the left.
- Click the Add button on the toolbar.
- Select “Manually create a network profile”.
- 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.
- Click the link to Change wireless network settings. Dismiss any prompts to enter credentials to connect to BishopNet before completing the following.
- Click the Security tab along the top.
- From here, first click on the Settings button next to Microsoft Protected EAP
- In the Protected EAP Properties window, scroll through the list of Trusted Root Certificate Authorities, and put a checkmark in front of “thawte Primary Root CA.”
- Click the Configure… button next to Secured password toward the bottom.
- Remove the checkmark from “Automatically use my Windows login name and password…”
- Click OK to close the EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties window.
- Click OK to close the Protected EAP Properties window.
- Next, click the “Advanced settings” button at the bottom of the BishopNet Wireless Properties window.
- Put a checkmark in the box next to “Specify authentication mode:” and select “User authentication” from the drop-down list.
- Click OK to close the Advanced Settings window.
- Click OK to close the BishopNet Wireless Properties window.
- Click the Close button on the final window, and go through the quick, automatic instructions above.