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Configuring Encrypted (WPA2-E) Wireless Properties for Third-Party Vendor Software Under Windows

If you are using a wireless program other than the built-in Windows wireless software, configure it to use a Wi-Fi Protected Access-Enterprise (WPA2-E) at UCSD. (Updated 7/29/2013.)

What is a Wi-Fi Protected Access-Enterprise (WPA2-E)?

1. Find the third-party software on your PC.

  • Click the Start menu, and navigate to All Programs.
  • Locate the software for your wireless card (the name will probably contain the word "wireless") and click to open.

Note: Your screens for configuring properties for WPA2-E will vary depending on the software, but use similar terms and field names for the settings.

2. Configure wireless properties.

  • Select the following settings:
    • General settings:
      • Wireless network name (SSID): UCSD-Protected
    • Security settings:
      • Network Authentication: WPA2 Enterprise
      • Data Encryption: AES
      • Select Enable 802.1x
      • Authentication (EAP) type: Protected EAP (PEAP)
    • EAP-MSCHAP v2 properties:
      • User credentials (possible choices):
        • Prompt each time I connect, or
        • Uncheck "Automatically use my Windows login name and password"
      • Username: Enter your Active Directory username
      • Password: Enter your Active Directory password
      • Domain: Leave blank
    • PEAP server properties:
      • Allow Intermediate Certificates: Leave blank
  • Follow your software instructions to initiate wireless connections.
For more information, contact the ITS Service Desk, (858) 246-4357 or ext. 6-HELP, or see Wireless Overview.