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6.1. CavsNet - Windows

1. Open the Control Panel, click Network and Sharing Center, choose Set up a new connection or network, then choose Manually connect to a wireless network and click Next
(To open Control Panel for Windows 10 users, click Start then type "Control Panel" without the quotation marks and click Control Panel when it appears)

a. In Network name: type CavsNet

b. Click the Security type and choose WPA2-Enterprise.

c. The Encryption type: should automatically display AES.

d. The first checkbox is optional. It can be checked to start this connection automatically or left unchecked if you want more control of when the connection is made. The second checkbox is normally left unchecked.

2. Click on the Next button at the bottom of the window. You should see a new window that says Successfully added CavsNet.

a. In this new window, click on Change connection settings then click on the Security tab. You should see the following on the pull down tabs in the Security window:

i. Security type: WPA2-Enterprise

ii. Encryption type AES

iii. Network authentication method: Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP)

3. Next to the Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP), Click on Settings

a. Clear the Validate server certificate setting

b. The Authentication Method: should show Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2)

c. Click the Configureā€¦ button.

d. Click on the checkmark in the box in the EAP MSCHAPv2 window to remove the checkmark so that the connection does not automatically use your Windows logon name and password.

e. Click OK to close this window.

f. Click ok at the bottom of the Protected EAP Properties window

4. Click on Advanced Settings

a. On the 802.1x settings, make sure the Specify authentication mode is checked

b. Pull down menu should be set to User or computer authentication

c. Click OK at bottom of Advanced settings window

5. Click ok at the bottom of the CavsNet Wireless Network Properties window.

6. Close the Manually connect to a wireless network window by clicking on the Close button.

7. Close the remaining window by clicking on the red X at the upper right of the window.

8. Click on the network icon on the lower right hand portion of your screen.

9. Click on CavsNet and click on connect. (if a Disconnect button is showing, click on it to disconnect then click on the connect button)

10. Enter your UVa Wise User name and Password then click OK. (the same one you use to get into your college email account).

11. You should see what looks like a cell phone signal level display of bars indicating you are connected to CavsNet. You are now connected and should be able to open your browser and see web sites. Congratulations! You are now connected to UVa Wise CavsNet more secure wireless network.

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