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Manually adding 802.1x Networks in Windows 8

This document will guide you through manually creating network profiles in Windows 8 for the Olin's 802.1X wireless networks. This process is slightly different than in previous versions of Windows due to the changes in accessing certain network settings in Windows 8.

  1. Open the Network and Sharing Center (in Control Panel or through the network icon in the system tray) and click Set up a new connection or network in the center of the window.
  2. Choose Manually connect to a wireless network and click Next
  3. Enter the network name (OLIN_XX where XX is the building code)
  4. Select WPA2-Enterprise security, AES Encryption, then click Next
  5. Click the link to Change connection settings
  6. Under the Security tab, click the Settings button next to the Network Authentication Method
  7. Uncheck the top check box next to Validate Server Certificate and check the bottom check box next to Enable Identity Privacy and enter a name (such as yours).
  8. Click Configure and uncheck the box to use your Windows logon name and password.
  9. Click OK, then click Advanced Settings on the main Security Tab.
  10. Check the box to Specify authentication method, and select User authentication from the combo box
  11. Click Save Credentials (if you want them saved) and enter your username (as <username>, not\<username>) and domain password
  12. Click OK twice then Close
OLIN New network available in all campus buildings*
OLIN_AC Academic Center
OLIN_MH Milas Hall
OLIN_CC Campus Center
OLIN_EH East Hall dorms
OLIN_WH West Hall dorms

*NOTE: the OLIN wireless networks is currently not broadcasting its SSID. To use this network, be sure to check the box for Connect even if the network is not broadcasting before clicking Next in step 4.