Knowledgebase: Wireless
Enabling Windows 7 To Connect to UABHS Secure WiFi
Posted by (Inactive) Garrett Monge on 15 May 2014 12:26 PM

In order to allow a system to connect to the 'uabhs' secure wireless network, a request for the system's access must be placed with HSIS & the system must be approved for this access.  Once it's approved, the user of the system in question will receive a username & password to use to connect to uabhs.  However, before authentication can take place the following steps must be followed to manually create a wireless network profile to access uabhs.  If the network profile isn't created, the user will receive a 'cannot connect to uabhs' error (no password/passcode prompt will arrive) when trying to access the uabhs SSID.  Follow these steps to create the profile:

  1. Open Network and Sharing Center
  2. Click on the "Manage Wireless Networks" link at the upper-left.
  3. Click the Add button at the upper-left.
  4. Choose "Manually create a network profile."
  5. Enter the following settings.  Network name: uabhs (THIS IS CASE SENSITIVE), Security Type: WPA2-Enterprise
  6. Leave the rest of the settings at their defaults & click Next.
  7. Allow the profile to be created & then choose the "Change Connection Settings" prompt that appears.
  8. Click the Security tab & select the Settings button.
  9. Uncheck the "Validate Server Certificate" checkbox.
  10. Select the Configure button.
  11. Uncheck the "Automatically use my Windows logon name and password" checkbox & click Ok.
  12. Select the Advanced Settings button.
  13. Check the "Specify authentication mode" checkbox, & select "User authentication" in the drop-down menu.
  14. Click on the Save Credentials button & enter the username & password received from HSIS for the uabhs network & click Ok.
  15. Click Ok to close the remaining windows & then click Close to close the final window.
  16. The system should then automatically connect to the uabhs wireless network.