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 PEAP (Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol).
If you are trying to connect to an ETSU wireless access point with your personal computer, please use the following instructions. These instructions are presuming that Windows is controlling the wireless card. If your computer is using a specific program to control wireless connections, you can use the settings that are provided here to try to configure the program. OIT cannot provide any specific instructions for setting up a wireless connection for any wireless configuration programs that may have come with your machine.
NOTE: Windows 7 may detect the network and ask you for your username and password. Most likely the connection still won't work, even if you provide your correct username and password, until your wireless connection has been properly configured using the steps below
If you're viewing the list of wireless connections, you can try right-clicking on ETSUWiFi. If an option that says "Properties" comes up, you can go down to step 5 to finish up configuring the connection. Otherwise, use the steps below.
Click on the Start button, go to Control Panel and then
Network and Sharing Center. If your Control
Panel is showing things in Category view, click on
Network and Internet and you'll find Network
and Sharing Center there. When you get there, you should see an
option that says
Set up a new connection or network.
Manually connect to a wireless network option
and then click on
ETSUWiFi for the Network name, choose
WPA2-Enterprise for the Security type, and the
Encryption type should be set to
AES. Leave the
Security Key/ Passphrase field blank. Be sure
that the box labeled
Start this connection automatically is
checked. Click on
You'll get a screen that says that it successfully added
ETSUWiFi. 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 set to
AES. In the box under
Choose a network authentication method:, be
sure that it references "Protected EAP (PEAP)". When those are
set, click on the
On this screen, you need to uncheck
Validate server certificate. Ensure that the
Select Authentication Method is set to
Next, click on the
Configure button to the right and uncheck the
box as shown below, then click on the OK button.
Click on the OK button to get out of the Protected EAP Properties screen. On the ETSUWiFi Properties window, click the button near the bottom labeled "Advanced Settings."
Check mark the box reading "Specify authentication mode" and
change the drop-down value to "User authentication." The
settings should appear similar to the picture shown here:
Click OK, then click OK again to get out of the ETSUWiFi properties screen.
In the lower right-hand part of the screen near the clock,
you should get a notification bubble like this:
Click on that bubble to get the login prompt to appear.
At this screen, simply enter your ETSU username and your
password. Click on the OK button.
After a few seconds, your machine should be connected to the network.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Helpdesk.