Wireless Setup | Windows Vista | Personal machines
ETSU wireless access points are available to ETSU students,
faculty, and staff. If you have a wireless adapter (wireless card)
in your computer, you will be able to connect to the ETSU network
via a wireless connection. Security for all ETSU Wireless Access
Points is enabled by WPA2-Enterprise with AES encryption.
For most people, configuration should be rather easy. Vista
should detect the wireless network and determine what the security
settings are. You may get a bubble in the lower-right portion of
your screen that looks like the one below.
If you're telling Vista to connect to the network, you may get a
screen that asks you to choose a certificate or to enter
When you click on either one of them, you should be presented with
a box to enter your username and password. You'll also need to
enter "ETSU" for the logon domain.
You'll probably be presented with the previous screen that asks
you for additional logon information. The difference this time is
you'll be presented with a message to validate the certificate, as
Simply click on the OK button and you should be connected a few
If for some reason the default settings won't work, there are
some instructions below to allow you to manually configure Vista to
connect to the network.
- Click on the Windows button and click on
Connect To. You should get the screen below. If
you do not see a listing for the ETSU network, you are probably
not in range of the network.
- Right-click on the ETSUWiFi entry. If there's a
Properties option, click on it and then
skip down to step #6. If you don't have
Properties, click on
Set up a connection or network.
- Choose the
Manually connect to a wireless network option
and then click on
- Type in
ETSUWiFi for the Network name, choose
WPA2-Enterprise for the Security type, and the
Encryption type should be set to
AES for you automatically. Leave the
Security Key/ Passphrase field blank. Be sure
that the box labeled
Start this connection automatically is checked.
- You'll get a screen that says that it successfully added
ETSU. At this point, you need to click on
Change connection settings. When the next screen
comes up, click on the
- On this sreen, be sure that the Security type is
WPA2-Enterprise and that the Encryption type is
AES. In the box under
Choose a network authentication method:, be sure
that's set to
Protected EAP (PEAP). When those are set, click
- On this screen, you need to uncheck
Validate server certificate.
- Now click on the
Configure button near the bottom. Be sure that
this box is unchecked, then click on the OK button.
- Click on the OK button to get out of the Protected EAP
Properties screen. Then click on the OK button to get out of the
ETSU properties screen.
- In the lower right-hand part of the screen, you should get a
little bubble like what's shown above. Click on it to get the
login prompt to come up.
- At this screen, simply enter your ETSU username, your
password and use
ETSU for the Logon domain. Click on the OK
- After a few seconds, you should get a screen similar to this
that says that you're connected. If you get the authentication
bubble again, it probably means that your password didn't work.
Click on the bubble to try again.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact the