802.1x Device Connection

Device-Specific Connection Instructions

Windows 7

How to configure Windows Vista and Windows 7 with 802.1X

NOTE: Manufacturer’s adapters are often bundled with management software. If you have problems connecting to the New School’s 802.1X SSIDs (‘newschool’ and ‘newschool-housing’), try disabling this software and use Microsoft's built-in configuration tool instead. To enable Microsoft's built-in configuration tool to take precedence over 3rd party wireless control software, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start > Run, then type:%SystemRoot%\system32\services.msc /s and click OK.
  2. Scroll down and double-click Wireless Zero Configuration.
  3. In the Startup type list, select Automatic, and then click Apply.
  4. In the Service status area, click Start, and click OK.

How to configure the wireless adapter:

  1. Right-click on the wireless network icon in the taskbar (bottom right on the desktop). Select Open Network and Sharing Center.
    • You can also find your network connections in: Start -> Control Panel -> Network and Internet -> Network and Sharing Center.
  2. In the window that appears, select Set up a new connection or network.
  3. Select Manually connect to a wireless network.
  4. Enter information for the wireless network you want to add:
    • Network name: newschool (lowercase) -OR- newschool-housing (lowercase)
    • Security Type: WPA2-Enterprise
  5. Click Next.
  6. Click Change connection settings.
  7. Make sure Security type is “WPA-Enterprise” and Encryption type is “AES.”
    • Click the Remember my credentials for this connection... box (if you don't check this, then you'll have to enter your password every time you connect).
  8. Click Settings.
  9. Disable the box marked Validate server certificate.
  10. Select Authentication Method: Secured Password (EAP-MSCHAP v2).
    • Check the box for Enable Fast Reconnect.
  11. Click Configure.
  12. Uncheck Automatically use my Windows logon name and password.
  13. Click OK.
  14. Select Advanced Settings.
  15. Check the Specify Authentication Mode box.
  16. Select User authentication (if this doesn’t work, try User or computer authentication).
  17. Click OK.
  18. In the next window, click OK again. You are now set up to automatically connect to ‘newschool’ or ‘newschool-housing’

TO LOG IN:

  1. Click on the Wireless icon in the taskbar (bottom right on the Desktop).
  2. Choose ‘newschool’ or ‘newschool-housing’ and click Connect.
  3. Enter your NetID and password.
  4. Click OK.

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Windows 8

  1. From the Desktop, click on the Network Connections icon in the Windows Taskbar (looks like a series of signal bars).
  2. Choose ‘newschool’ or ‘newschool-housing’ from the list of available wireless networks.
  3. In the panel that appears, check the box "Connect automatically" (so the next time you are in the network range you will be automatically connected) then click the "Connect" box.
  4. In the next panel, enter your New School NetID and password, then click "OK."

Note: the first time you connect you will get the message, "Windows can't verify the server's identity (related to the certificate). Click "Connect" to accept the server's certificate. After that, authentication will be automatic.

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Apple iOS iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

iOS must be at version 2.+ of the operating system to use 802.1x certificates.

  1. 1. On the iOS device, from the home screen, tap “Settings.”
  2. Tap “Wi-Fi”; it will scan for available networks.
  3. Select ‘newschool’ or ‘newschool-housing.’
  4. When prompted for a username/password, enter your New School NetID and password.
  5. Tap “Join” in lower-right-hand corner.
  6. The first time you connect, you will be asked to accept the server’s certificate, wifi65Fifth.newschool.edu. Do so by selecting “Accept” at the prompt.

You will only need to accept the certificate the first time you authenticate to "newschool-housing". After that, authentication will be automatic.

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Mac OSX

  1. From the AirPort menu located in the upper-right-hand corner of the Desktop, choose ‘newschool’ or ‘newschool-housing’ from the list of networks. (If AirPort is off, you must “Turn Airport On” first.)
  2. Enter your New School NetID username and password. Leave 802.1X set to “Automatic”. If you want to save your login credentials so you don’t have to enter them each time you connect, select “Remember this network”. Click “OK” to continue.
  3. The first time you connect, you will be asked to accept the server’s certificate, wifi65Fifth.newschool.edu. Do so by selecting “Continue” at the prompt. You will only need to accept the certificate the first time you authenticate to ‘newschool’ or ‘newschool-housing.’ After that, authentication will be automatic.

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Android

  1. Select and Enable WiFi on your device.
  2. Tap the network ‘newschool’ or ‘newschool-housing.’
    • Settings (Your device may not require all of the settings included below):
    • EAP method: PEAP Phase 2
    • Authentication: None (if available) or MSCHAPV2 CA
    • Certificate: Unspecified (only option)
    • Client Certificate: Unspecified (only option)
    • Identity: {New School NetID username}
    • Anonymous Identity: leave blank
    • Wireless Password: {New School NetID password}
  3. The first time you connect, you will be asked to accept the server’s certificate, wifi65Fifth.newschool.edu. Do so by selecting “Continue” at the prompt. You will only need to accept the certificate the first time you authenticate to ‘newschool’ or ‘newschool-housing.’ After that, authentication will be automatic.

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ChromeBook

  1. On the bottom right hand corner of the screen, click on the wireless icon.
  2. Click on “Settings”
  3. Under “Internet Connection”, choose the drop-down under “Wi-Fi network.”
  4. Select ‘newschool’ or ‘newschool-housing’ from the list of networks (you may have to scroll the list to find it)
  5. Click on “Connect”
  6. Enter the following information:
    • SSID: newschool or newschool-housing
    • EAP method: PEAP
    • Phase 2 authentication: MSCHAPv2
    • Server CA certificate: Default
    • User certificate: None installed
    • Identity: {New School NetID username}
    • Password: {New School NetID password}
    • Anonymous Identity: leave blank
  7. Click "Connect"

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BlackBerry (OS 7)

  1. From the home screen click on the “Manage Connections” icon. If your Wi-Fi connection is turned off, click on the checkbox next to Wi-Fi to turn it on.
  2. Scroll down and click on “Wi-Fi Network”.
  3. Scroll down to "newschool-housing" and select it.
  4. Enter the following settings:
    • Enterprise Sub-Type: PEAP
    • Username: {New School NetID username}
    • Password: {New School NetID password}
    • CA Certificate: None Selected
    • Inner link security: Auto
    • Token: None selected
    • Disable Server Certificate Validation: Click on the checkbox
  5. Click “Connect and Save". Once you get the "Network Connection Success" screen, press “OK”.

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