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NCC Employee Wireless Network

Wireless Configuration For NCC Faculty and Staff Owned Laptops

A wireless network for Faculty and Staff to use with their personal laptops is available throughout campus with the SSID NCC-Employee. This network is configured with WPA Enterprise authentication and AES encryption, which utilizes your NETID and password for logon.


The IT Department is not responsible for updating, configuring, repairing, or otherwise troubleshooting personal laptops.? This includes, but is not limited to, damage caused by malicious software or people, both in person and over the network or Internet.



Minimum requirements for Laptops:
Please note: there is a limit of one (1) device per NetID allowed on the wireless network.

 

All Faculty and Staff owned Laptops must have a wireless network card capable of 802.11 A (Wireless A), 802.11 G (Wireless G), or 802.11N (Wireless N) speeds. Laptops with an 802.11 B (Wireless B) network card will not be capable of seeing the wireless network, and will not be able to connect.


The latest Microsoft Windows Updates are required to support authentication to this network. You will not be able to connect to the SSID NCC-Employee without having these updates. You must download the updates from another location (such as your home) prior to bringing your laptop to campus.


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Wireless Setup [Windows 8]



Windows XP configuration guide:Back to top

Step 1:

Check that your Wireless Network Card is enabled.


On some laptops there is a switch or button which enables or disables the Wireless Network card and/or wireless network card antenna. Be sure that the card is functioning.


Also check that the card is not disabled in the Control Panel.


Click on the Start button, then Control Panel, then Network Connections. Right Click on the Wireless network card, and choose Enable. Close the Network Connections folder when you are satisfied that your network card is enabled.




Step 2:

After the card is enabled, right click on the wireless network card adapter in the Network Connections Window, and choose Properties. A Wireless Network Connection Properties Window opens. Choose the Wireless Networks tab, and check the box to Use Windows to Configure My Wireless Network Settings. Then click the OK button.




Step 3:

In the Task Bar System Tray, Right click on the Wireless Network Card icon. Then choose View Available Wireless Networks.




Step 4:

In the Wireless Network Connection window (which opened when the View Available Wireless Networks was clicked above) check that your network card can see the wireless networks NCC-Employee and NCC-Student. If you do not see them at first, and you are sure that your wireless network card is enabled and compatible with wireless 802.11 A, G, or N networks, then click the Refresh Network List link on the left side of the window, just below the word Network Tasks.




Step 5:

In the Wireless Network Connection window, click on NCC-Employee SSID to highlight it, then press the Connect button.


Please note: The first time you attempt to connect to this network, the connection will fail. This is because the default settings that MS Windows uses for the connection are incorrect.



Step 6:

In the Wireless Network Connection windows, click on Change Advanced Settings, under the words Related Tasks on the left side of the window pane. A Wireless Network Connection Properties window will open.



Step 7:

In the Wireless Network Connection Propertieswindow, choose the Wireless Networks tab near the top. On the List under the Preferred Network section, select the NCC-Employee SSID, and then chose Properties.




Step 8:

In the NCC-Employee properties window, select the Association tab. Check that the Network Authentication field has WPA selected, and the Data Encryption field has AES selected. These options are in the Wireless Network Key section.




Step 9:

In the NCC-Employee properties window, select the Authentication tab.


Change the EAP Type field to Protected EAP (PEAP).

Uncheck the Authenticate as computer when computer information is available option.

Uncheck the Authenticate as guest when user or computer information is unavailable.




Step 10:

In the NCC-Employee properties window, select the Authentication tab. Once the EAP Type is set to Protected EAP (PEAP). Click the Properties button. A Protected EAP Properties window will display.


Set the Select Authentication Method to Secure Password (EAP-MSCHAPv2)

Uncheck the Validate server certificate option.

Check the Enable Fast Reconnect option.

Uncheck the Enable Quarantine Checks option.

Uncheck the Disconnect if server does not present crypto binding TLV




Step 11:

In the Protected EAP Properties window, once the Secured Password (EAP-MSCHAPv2) authentication method has been selected, click the Configure button. An EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties window will display.


Uncheck Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any).




Step 12:

Click OK to exit the EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties window.

Click OK to exit the Protected EAP Properties window.

Click OK to exit the NCC-Employee properties window.

Click OK to exit the Wireless Network Connection Properties window.



Step 13:

In the Task Bar System Tray, Right click on the Wireless Network Card icon. Then choose View Available Wireless Networks.




Step 14:

In the Wireless Network Connection window (which opened when the View Available Wireless Networks was clicked above), Click on the NCC-Employee SSID to select, and then press the Connect button.




Step 15:

In the Task Bar System Tray, a yellow balloon message will display that reads Wireless Network Connection. Click here to select a certificate or other credentials for connection to the network NCC-Employee. Click on the yellow balloon message.




Step 16:

Once the Balloon message has been clicked, an Enter Credentials window appears. Type your NETID (example 12345678@ncc.commnet.edu) into the User Name field. Type your password into the Password field. Leave the Logon Domain field blank. Click OK.


In the Task Bar System Tray, a yellow balloon message will display that reads Wireless Network Connection is now connected.





Step 17:

Open Internet explorer 7. Instead of you homepage appearing, a message stating that there is a problem with this websites security certificate appears, as seen in the screen shot below.




Step 18:

Click the link to Continue to this website (not recommended). You will then be forwarded to the NCC Employee Wireless Policy Splash page, seen in the screen shot below. Use of this wireless network indicates acceptance to this policy as well as those located at http://www.commnet.edu/it/policy/policies.asp. After this page displays, you can navigate to any other website.




Apple OSX Configuration Settings:Back to top

Step 1:

Be sure that your Apple Airport wireless adapter is enabled. Select the Airport Icon from the menu bar, and choose Turn AirPort On.




Step 2:

Once the AirPort Adapter is enabled, it will scan for wireless networks that is can see. After the scan is complete, the NCC-Employee network should be visible.? See the screenshots below for examples of how Apple may display the networks.



Or




Step 3:

Select the NCC-Employee Wireless Network. Either of the following screenshots may display


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Step 4:

Enter your NETID in the Username field, and password in the Password field. When complete click Join. A message will appear regarding a security certificate that cannot be validated. A screenshot of the message is below.




Step 5:

Click continue to accept the message. If your username and password was entered properly, open your Internet Browser. A message regarding a security certificate will appear. The example screenshot below shows the message as displayed by the Safari Browser. Other browsers or versions show differently.




Step 6:

Click continue to accept the message, and your will automatically forward to the NCC Employee Wireless Policy Splash page. Use of this wireless network indicates acceptance to this policy as well as those located at http://www.commnet.edu/it/policy/policies.asp. An example of this page is shown below.




Windows Vista Configuration Guide:Back to top

This assumes that your wireless card is already enabled and functional, there are several methods for determining the status of your network card depending on your settings. None of these methods will be included in this document.


Windows Vista/7 Configuration Guide:Back to top

Windows Vista and Windows 7

Wireless Configuration

For

NCC Faculty and Staff Owned Laptops

 

A wireless network for Faculty and Staff to use with their personal laptops, is available throughout campus with the SSID NCC-Employee. This network is configured with WPA Enterprise authentication and AES encryption, which utilizes your NETID and password for logon.

 

The IT Department is not responsible for updating, configuring, repairing, or otherwise troubleshooting personal laptops.  This includes, but is not limited to, damage caused by malicious software or people, both in person and over the network or Internet.

 

Minimum requirements for Laptops:

 

All Faculty and Staff owned Laptops must have a wireless network card capable of 802.11 A (Wireless A), 802.11 G (Wireless G), or 802.11N (Wireless N) speeds. Laptops with an 802.11 B (Wireless B) network card will not be capable of seeing the wireless network, and will not be able to connect.

 

The latest Microsoft Windows Updates are required to support authentication to this network. You will not be able to connect to the SSID NCC-Employee without having these updates. You must download the updates from another location (such as your home) prior to bringing your laptop to campus.

 

Windows Vista Configuration Guide:

 

This assumes that your wireless card is already enabled and functional, there are several methods for determining the status of your network card depending on your settings. None of these methods will be included in this document.

 

Step 1:

In the lower right hand corner of the screen, hover over your wireless network card. An example of this is shown in the screen shot below.

 

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Step 2:

 

Right click on the network icon, and choose ?Open Network and Sharing Center? in Windows 7, or choose ?Network and Sharing center? in Vista.  The ?Network and Sharing Center? window will appear, as seen in the screenshot below.

 

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Step 3:

Choose the option to ?Manage Wireless Networks? on the Left hand side of the window. The ?Manage Wireless Networks? window will appear, as seen in the screenshot below.

 

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Step 4:

Click the ?Add? button to create a new wireless connection. The ?Manually connect to a wireless network? window will appear, as seen in the screen shot below.

 

Description: C:\Stuff\My Documents\_Projects Summer 2008\Cisco Wireless Project\Apple Screen shots\Windows 7 Screenshots\step4.png

 

Step 5:

Click the ?Manually create a network profile? button. The profile information window will appear, as seen in the screenshot below.

 

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Step 6:

Fill in the fields. The ?Network name? is NCC-Employee (use the proper case). The ?Security Type? is WPA-Enterprise. The ?Encryption Type? is AES. Then click Next. The ?Successfully Added NCC-Employee? window appears as seen in the screenshot below.

 

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Step 7:

 

Click the ?Change Connection Settings? option. The ?NCC-Employee Wireless Network Properties? window opens as seen in the screen shot below.

 

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Step 8:

 

Choose the ?Security? tab. Make sure that the setting for ?security Type? is WPA-Enterprise, ?Encryption Type? is set to AES, and the ?Choose a Network Authentication Method? is set to Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP).

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Step 9:

Click the Settings tab next to ?Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP)?. The ?Protected EAP Properties? window appears as seen in the screen shot below. Uncheck ?Validate Server certificate? and be sure that the ?Select Authentication Method? is set to Secured password (EAP-MSCHAPv2), as seen in the screenshot below.

 

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Step 10:

Click the ?Configure? button next to ?Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP V2)?. The ?EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties? window displays. Uncheck the ?Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and Domain is any)? option, as seen in the screenshot below.

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Step 11:

Click ?OK? to close the ?EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties? window.

Click ?OK? to close the ?Protected EAP Properties? window.

Click ?OK? to close the ?NCC-Employee Wireless Network Properties? window.

 

Step 12:

 

At the bottom of the screen, a balloon message will appear stating that ?Additional information is required to connect to NCC-Employee?.

 

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Step 13:

 

Click directly on the balloon message. An ?Enter Credentials? window will appear, as seen in the screen shot below.

 

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Step 14:

Type your NETID in the ?User name? field. Example: 12345678@ncc.commnet.edu. Then type your Password in the ?Password? field.

Then click ?OK?.

Leave the ?Logon Domain? field blank.

 

Step 15:

If the ?Set Network Location? windows appears, choose ?Public Network?, as seen in the screenshot below. If this window does not appear, move to the next step.

 

Description: C:\Stuff\My Documents\_Projects Summer 2008\Cisco Wireless Project\Apple Screen shots\Windows 7 Screenshots\step 15.png

 

Step 16:

Open Internet explorer 7. Instead of you homepage appearing, a message stating that there is a problem with this websites security certificate appears, as seen in the screen shot below.

 

Description: G:\Vista screenshots\Untitled15.jpg

 

Step 17:

Click the link to ?Continue to this website (not recommended)?. You will then be forwarded to the NCC Employee Wireless Policy Splash page, seen in the screen shot below. Use of this wireless network indicates acceptance to this policy as well as those located at http://www.commnet.edu/it/policy/policies.asp. After this page displays, you can navigate to any other website.

 

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iPad Configuration Guide:Back to top

1. Locate and tap Settings app.

 

2. On the left-hand menu, locate and tap Wi-Fi. You should now see the Wi-Fi settings appear on the right hand side.

 

3. Make sure the Wi-Fi slider switch is set to ON. If it's on, you'll notice a list of Wi-Fi networks appear on the right-hand side.

 

4. Locate and tap the NCC-Employee Wi-fi network from the list. A pop-up window will appear asking for your credentials.

 

5. Log in using your NetID Information. This was given to you after successfully registering for classes at NCC.

 

6. Tap Join.

 

7. If successful, after a few seconds, you will see the NCC-Employee network highlighted in blue, with a check-mark next to it. This means you're now connected.

 

8. Please note: Because iOS devices are very similar, this process should work across all up-to-date iPods, iPhones, and iPads as well, but this cannot be guaranteed by NCC.