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IT Center > Wireless Access > Windows 7: MSU-Secure Configuration

helpdesk@montana.eduConfiguring MSU-Secure on Windows 7

  1. Right-click the wireless icon located at the bottom right corner of your desktop in the system tray and select Open Network and Sharing Center (figure 1).
  2. Click Manage wireless networks (figure 2).
  3. Click the Add button (figure 3).
  4. Click Manually create a network profile (figure 4) .
  5. Enter the following information: (figure 5)
    • Network name: MSU-Secure
    • Security type: WPA2-Enterprise
    • Encryption type: AES
    • Check Start this connection automatically
  6. Click Next.
  7. Click Change connection settings (figure 6) .
  8. Click the Security tab (figure 7).
  9. Verify the network authentication method is PEAP, then click the Settings button.
  10. Check only the following box: (figure 8).
    • Enable fast reconnect
  11. Verify the authentication method is EAP-MSCHAP v2, then click the Configure... button (see arrow in figure 8).
  12. The EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties box opens.
  13. Uncheck the box and click OK (figure 9).
  14. Click OK again (figure 10).
  15. Check the Remember my credentials... checkbox (figure 11).
  16. Click the Advanced settings button.
  17. Check Specify authentication mode (figure 12).
  18. Select User authentication.
  19. Click the Save credentials button
  20. Enter your MSU Domain username and password: (figure 13).
    These are your credentials for logging on to campus computers.
    • Enter MSU\ before your username: MSU\username
  21. Click OK to the remaining prompts to close out all windows.

Your connection to MSU-Secure is now configured and will allow you to connect automatically to the MSU-Secure network.

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Figure 1. Click the Wireless icon on the bottom of your
laptop and Open Network and Sharing Center .
Screen shot. Figure 2. Click Manage wireless networks. Return to instructions
Screen shot. Figure 3. Click the Add button. Return to instructions
Screen shot. Figure 4. Select Manually create a network profile.... Return to instructions
Screen shot. Figure 5. Enter information as shown. Return to instructions
Screen shot. Figure 6. Click Change connection settings... Return to instructions
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Figure 7. From the Security tab verify PEAP and click Settings. Return to instructions
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Figure 8. Check Enable Fast Reconnect box as shown, verify EAP_MSCHAP v2, then click Configure. Return to instructions
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Figure 9. Uncheck box, then click OK. Return to instructions
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Figure 10. Click OK again. Return to instructions
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Figure 11. Check Remember my...then click Advanced settings button. Return to instructions
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Figure 12. Check Specify auth mode, then click Save credentials button. Return to instructions
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Figure 13. Enter your MSU Domain username and password. Return to top