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Encrypted WPA Wireless - Windows 10

These instructions apply to Windows 10 only. Use these instructions to connect your Windows 10 computer to the McMaster Mac-WiFi/Reznet-WiFi/eduroam wireless networks. Mac-WiFi/Reznet-WiFi/eduroam uses Wireless Protected Access (or WPA2 for short) and provides encryption between your Android device and the Wireless Access Point that you connect to.

  • Requirements:
    • Windows 10.x
    • Wi-Fi
    • Latest System Updates (Control Panel - Windows Updates) * Important - WPA is a newer protocol and ensuring your system is up to date is essential for it to work properly

Windows 10 - Automatic Setup:

  • From Taskbar, click on the Wireless Icon.
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  • From the popup sidebar, click on Mac-WiFi
  • Click on Connect automatically checkbox & hit Connect.
  • Enter your MACID & Password. Hit OK.
  • Hit Connect.
  • You should now be Connected to Mac-WiFi.
  • Windows 10 - Manual Setup:

    1. From Control Panel, click on the View network and status and tasks.
    2. Click the option Set up a connection or network.
    3. Under Choose a connection option click the selection Manually connect to a wireless network, then click Next.
    4. At the Enter information for the wireless network you want to add match the options as shown:
      • Network Name: Mac-WiFi/Reznet-WiFi/eduroam (Case-Sensitive)
      • Security Type: WPA2-Enterprise
      • Encryption Type: AES
      • Security Key/Passphrase: Blank
      Click Next to continue.
    5. Once you receive Successfully added Mac-WiFi, click the option Change connection settings.
    6. At the Mac-WiFi Wireless Network Properties screen under Security Tab, click Settings.  If you do not want this computer to remember your MAC ID and password, click off the Remember my credentials for this connection each time i'm logged in. Doing this means you have to type your MAC ID and password each time you connect.
    7. At the Protected EAP Properties place a check beside the box Connect to these servers. Enter as the certificate name exactly as shown. Under Trusted Root Certification Authority, pick the certificate Thawte Premium Server CA.
    8. Finally, click the Configure button.

    9. Under EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties, uncheck the Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any). Click OK, then click OK a second time.
    10. Now connect to Mac-WiFi using your credentials (MACID & Password).

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