Windows 7 Wireless Setup

IMPORTANT: The first time you connected to the UWSP Wireless network, Windows 7 may have been set to cache your password. When you change your UWSP password Windows 7 will attempt to connect using the old cached password, which may result in your account becoming locked. To work around this, after you have changed your password follow these instructions.

Setting up WPA (802.1x authentication) for Windows 7
  1. Click on the wireless icon on the bottom right corner of your screen. Select Open Network and Sharing Center
  2. In the Network and Sharing Center, select Setup a new connection or network
  3. Select Manually connect to a new network
  4. Enter the information for the UWSP wireless network as shown below and click Next  
    • Network Name: UWSPWIRELESS (this must be in all capitals)  Note:  eduroam participating institution accounts will enter "eduroam" for the Network Name. 
    • Security Type: WPA2-Enterprise
    • Encryption Type: AES

  5. Click the Change connection settings box
  6. Click on the Security Tab on the top of the window
  7. Change the Choose a network authentication method to be Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP) and choose Settings.
    NOTE: You can choose to either remember your credentials or not. If you have questions regarding this please contact the Help Desk
  8. Uncheck the Validate server certificate box and click Configure
  9. Uncheck the Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any) box, and click OK
  10. Click OK again
  11. Click the Advanced Settings button
  12. On the 802.1X settings tab check the Specify authentication mode and set the mode to User Authentication
  13. Click OK and OK again.
  14. You should see a bubble like below popup if you are in range of the UWSPWIRELESS network. Click the bubble.
  15. Type your UWSP username and your UWSP password, 
    Note:  If you are an eduroam participating institution, connect using your home instituition credentials.
You should now be connected to the UWSPWIRELESS network.