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Wi-Fi Configuration - Windows 8

This will explain how to manually connect to GHC-Chargers with Windows 8.

  1. Locate the Network and Sharing Center from within Control Panel. You may also search for it using the search charm by moving your cursor to the bottom right corner of the screen. After searching for 'Network and Sharing Center', click on the settings option to filter your search results and exclude other apps.

    searching for the network and sharing center

    network and sharing center icon


  2. Click Set up a new connection or network.

    network and sharing center main screen
  3. Click on Manually connect to a wireless network in the newly opened window. Then click the Next button.

    manually connect to wifi
     
  4. Enter the information for the network name and security type from the screenshot below. Then click the Next button.

    enter the network name and select WPA2 Enterprise for security


  5. You will need to change a few settings on the next window labeled GHC-Chargers Wireless Network Properties. First, click on the Security tab. To the right of the drop down menu with Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP) pre-selected, click on the Settings button to open a new window.

    Wireless network properties


  6. In this Protected EAP Properties window, click on the check-box for 'Connect to these servers..." and type auth.ad.highlands.edu into the text field below. 
  7. In the trusted Root Certification Authorities list, scroll down and check all authorities labeled GeoTrust (they will appear in alphabetical order)
  8. Finally, click the Configure... button near Select Authentication Method near the bottom of this window. Ensure the check box for 'Automatically use my Windows logon name and password...' is unchecked, then click on the OK button to return to the previous window.

    Protected EAP Properties of which there are many

    make sure Automatically use my Windows logon name is unchecked


  9. Click on the OK button on this window.
  10. Click on the Advanced settings button on the bottom right of the GHC-Chargers Wireless Network Properties window you've returned to.
  11. Ensure the check box for Specifiy authentication mode is checked and select 'User authentication' from the drop down below. Click on the Save credentials button to enter your network username and password.

    Specify user authentication

You should now be connected! Still having problems? Contact Us!

Page last updated: November 6, 2013