University of California, Riverside

Wireless@UCR



Windows Instructions


Connecting to "ucrwpa" or "eduroam" Wireless Natively

For those Windows users who wish to connect natively, using built in configurations, follow the instructions below. 

These are instructions for Windows 7 and above. If you are a Windows XP user, please use the XP Instructions.

UCRWPA

Configuration Instructions: UCRWPA

1. For Windows 7 and 10 users: Go to the Control Panel, select to view All Control Panel Items if not already selected, then open the Network and Sharing Center.

For Windows 8 users: Do a "Settings Search" for "Network and Sharing Center" then click "Network and Sharing Center"

Network and Sharing Center

2. Click on "Set up a new connection or network"

or

If "ucrwpa" already displays in the network panel, click on "ucrwpa" and continue to step 6 below.

Network and Sharing Center

UCRWPA configuration instructions - select

3. Select "Manually connect to a wireless network" Manually connect to network

4. Enter information for the wireless network. Type "ucrwpa" into the Network name field, select "WPA2-Enterprise" for Security type and "AES" for Encryption type.

Leave "Start this connection automatically" checked. Click "Next".

UCRWPA configuration instructions - enter information

5. The next dialog box will state the network has been successfully added. Click on "Change connection settings".

UCRWPA configuration instructions - change connection settings

6. Leave the "Connect automatically when this network is in range" checked in the Connection tab.

Click on the Security tab and double check settings. Authentication method should be "Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP)". Then click "Settings"

UCRWPA configuration instructions - security tab

7. In the Protected EAP Properties, make sure "Validate server certificate" is checked.

Check "Connect to these servers:" and type in "radius.ucr.edu".

In the "Trusted Root Certification Authorities", check the box for "Go Daddy Class 2 Certification Authority".

In the "Select Authentication Method" drop down, select "Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2).

Click "Configure..."

UCRWPA configuration instructions - EAP properties

8. In the EAP MSCHAPv2 Properities dialog box, UNCHECK "Automatically use my Windows logon name and password".

Click "OK"

UCRWPA configuration instructions - mschapv2 properties

9. Click "OK" two more times to close the dialog boxes. And finally click "Close". Your new connection will be available in the network pane.

 
Connecting to UCRWPA
1. In Network Locations on your device, find the "ucrwpa" connection. Check the box for "connect automatically" and click "Connect". ucrwpa step 1
2. In the Windows Security window, enter your netID as username, and password, click "OK". ucrwpa step 2
3. A Windows Security Alert will pop up. Click "Connect", as this is a trusted server. ucrwpa step 3

EDUROAM

Configuration Instructions: EDUROAM

1. For Windows 7 and 10 users: Go to the Control Panel, select to view All Control Panel Items if not already selected, then open the Network and Sharing Center.

For Windows 8 users: Do a "Settings Search" for "Network and Sharing Center" then click "Network and Sharing Center"

Network and Sharing Center

2. Click on "Set up a new connection or network"

or

If "eduroam" already displays in the network panel, click on "eduroam" and continue to step 6 below.

Network and Sharing Center

UCRWPA configuration instructions - select

3. Select "Manually connect to a wireless network" Manually connect to network

4. Enter information for the wireless network. Type "eduroam" into the Network name field, select "WPA2-Enterprise" for Security type and "AES" for Encryption type.

Leave "Start this connection automatically" checked. Click "Next".

Eduroam configuration instructions - enter information
5. The next dialog box will state the network has been successfully added. Click on "Change connection settings". Eduroam configuration instructions - change connection settings

6. Leave the "Connect automatically when this network is in range" checked in the Connection tab.

Click on the Security tab and double check settings. Authentication method should be "Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP)". Then click "Settings"

Eduroam configuration instructions - security tab

7. In the Protected EAP Properties, make sure "Validate server certificate" is checked.

Check "Connect to these servers:" and type in "radius.ucr.edu".

In the "Trusted Root Certification Authorities", check the box for "Go Daddy Class 2 Certification Authority".

In the "Select Authentication Method" drop down, select "Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2).

Click "Configure..."

Eduroam configuration instructions - EAP properties

8. In the EAP MSCHAPv2 Properities dialog box, UNCHECK "Automatically use my Windows logon name and password".

Click "OK"

Eduroam configuration instructions - mschapv2 properties
9. Click "OK" two more times to close the dialog boxes. And finally click "Close". Your new connection will be available in the network pane. 
Connecting to EDUROAM
1. In Network Locations on your device, find the "eduroam" connection. Check the box for "connect automatically" and click "Connect". eduroam step 1
2. In the Windows Security window, enter netid@ucr.edu (with @ucr.ed) and password, click "OK". eduroam step 2
3. A Windows Security Alert will pop up. Click "Connect", as this is a trusted server. eduroam step 3

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Computing & Communications
Computing & Communications Bldg.

Tel: (951) 827-3555
Fax: (951) 827-4541
E-mail: helpdesk@ucr.edu

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