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Jerry Sheehan
jsheehan@montana.edu

helpdesk@montana.edu Configuring MSU-Secure on Windows 8

The following instructions are for configuring an MSU-Secure wireless network connection on a device that has a Windows 8 operating system such as a smart phone or Surface tablet.

Need Help? Visit the IT Services Desk in the Library Commons or contact them at 994-1777 | helpdesk@montana.edu.

  1. Summon the charms bar by:
    • - using a mouse (point at the top or bottom right corners)
    • - or a keyboard (press the Windows key + C)
    • - or touching screen (slide your finger inward from the screen's right edge).
    Begin to type Control Panel.
  2. Surface desktop image.
  3. Click Network and Internet.
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  5. Click Network and Sharing Center.
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  7. Select Manually connect to a wireless network.
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  9. Enter and verify the following information:
    • Network name: MSU-Secure
    • Security type: WPA2-Enterprise
    • Encryption type: AES
    • Check the box: Start this connection automatically.
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  11. Click Next.
  12. Click Change connection settings.
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  14. Click Setup a new connection or network
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  16. Click the Security tab.
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  18. Verify the network authentication method is PEAP
  19. Check box next to: Remember my credentials.
  20. Click the Settings button.
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  22. Check the box next to Verify the server's identity by validating the certificate.
  23. Verify the Authentication Method is set to EAP-MSCHAP v2, then click the Configure... button
  24. Check box next to Enable Fast Reconnect.
  25. Click Configure... button
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  27. Uncheck the box and click OK.
  28. Click OK again.
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  30. Click the Advanced settings button.
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  32. Check the box next to Specify authentication mode.
  33. Select User authentication.
  34. Click the Save credentials button.
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  36. Enter your MSU NetID and password.
    Be sure to enter msu\ before your NetID as shown in image above.
  37. Click OK on the remaining prompts to close all windows.
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