Norwalk Community College is proud to offer Wi-Fi internet access throughout the college for all NCC students. Both East and West campuses have been outfitted with wireless access points allowing students to be online no matter where they are in either building. There is also some limited coverage in the parking lots.
A wireless network for Students to use with their personal laptops, is available throughout campus with the SSID NCC-STUDENT. 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.
All Student 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-STUDENT without having these updates. You must download the updates from another location (such as your home) prior to bringing your laptop to campus.
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. See the screenshot below for an example.
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. See the Screenshot below for an example.
In the Task Bar System Tray, Right click on the Wireless Network Card icon. Then choose View Available Wireless Networks. See the screenshot below for an example.
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. See the screenshot below for an example.
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.
In the Wireless Network Connection Properties window, choose the Wireless Networks tab near the top. The following Screenshot will display:
On the List under the Preferred Network section, Look for a previously configured SSID with the name NCC-STUDENT. If it exists, highlight it and click Properties, and reconfigure it with the settings below. If it does not exist, click the ADD button and enter the settings below.
In the Network Name field type NCC-STUDENT (use the correct case).
In the Network Authentication field, choose WPA.
In the Data Encryption field, choose AES.
The following screenshot shows an example of the configuration settings.
Click on the Authentication Tab along the top of the screen.
In the EAP Type field, choose Protected EAP (PEAP).
Uncheck Authenticate as computer when computer information is available
Uncheck Authenticate as guest when user or computer information is unavailable
The following screenshot shows an example:
In the Wireless properties window, 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
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). See the screen shot below for an example.
Click OK to exit the EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties window.
Click OK to exit the Protected EAP Properties window.
Click OK to exit the Wireless Network properties window.
Click OK to exit the Wireless Network Connection Properties window.
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-STUDENT. Click on the yellow balloon message. A screenshot example of the message is below.
Once the Balloon message has been clicked, an Enter Credentials window appears. Type your NETID (example email@example.com) 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.
Open Internet explorer 7. Instead of your homepage appearing, a message stating that there is a problem with this website's security certificate appears, as seen in the screen shot below.
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.
Be sure that your Apple Airport wireless adapter is enabled. Select the Airport Icon from the menu bar, and choose Turn AirPort On. See the screenshot below for an example.
Once the AirPort Adapter is enabled, it will scan for wireless networks that it 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.
Select the NCC-STUDENT Wireless Network. Either of the following screenshots may display
Enter your NETID in the User Name 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.
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.
Click continue to accept the message, and you 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 and Windows 7 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.
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.
Right click on the network icon, and choose Open Network and Sharing Center. The Network and Sharing Center window will appear, as seen in the screenshot below.
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.
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.
Click the Manually create a network profile button. The profile information window will appear, as seen in the screenshot below.
Fill in the fields. The Network name is NCC-STUDENT (use the proper case). The Security Type is WPA-Enterprise. The Encryption Type is AES. Then click Next. The Successfully Added NCC-STUDENT window appears as seen in the screenshots below.
Click the Change Connection Settings option. The NCC-STUDENT Wireless Network Properties window opens as seen in the screen shot below.
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).
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.
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.
Click OK to close the EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties window.
Click OK to close the Protected EAP Properties window.
Click OK to close the NCC- STUDENT Wireless Network Properties window.
At the bottom of the screen, a balloon message will appear stating that Additional information is required to connect to NCC- STUDENT.
Click directly on the balloon message. An Enter Credentials window will appear, as seen in the screenshots below.
Type your NETID in the User name field. Example: firstname.lastname@example.org. Then type your Password in the Password field.
Then click OK.
Leave the Logon Domain field blank.
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.
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.
Click the link to Continue to this website (not recommended). You will then be forwarded to the NCC-STUDENT 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.
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-STUDENT 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-STUDENT 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.