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UMHS-8021X

UMHS-8021X authenticates using a UMHS Level-2 id/password. UMHS-8021X is generally for use with MCIT CoreImage machines (those with a TermID label) only, but can also be used by properly-configured laptops and other wireless-capable devices. Since CoreImage devices require a user to authenticate using a UMHS Level-2 id/password, those users should be able to access the 8021X wireless network.

Not all users in the Medical School have Level-2 credentials, so UMHS-8021X is not available to everyone. For those users who do have a Level-2 password, a CoreImage device is not required to access UMHS-8021X as long as the device supports WPA-Enterprise or WPA2-Enterprise. The preferred security settings for UMHS-8021X is WPA2 with AES encryption using PEAP.

Authentication to UMHS-8021X is Case-Sensitive! As a reminder level two passwords are required to be reset every year by MCIT, and this will change / reset the password to your UMHS-8021X wifi connection as well. You will be required to enter in your new password after the reset. If you do not do this you will lock yourself out of your level two account, as your device will constantly try to connect with the old password.

MSIS/Med School Imaged Windows Laptops (Windows XP, Windows 7 laptops assigned to Med School employees) - Intel ProSet Wifi based laptops

These instructions will work for any MSIS imaged laptop with a Intel wifi card, or any other laptop with the Intel Wifi card and the Intel ProSet Wifi Software. 

Currently the following MSIS imaged laptops utilize a Intel based Wifi Card:

Manufacturer Model
Dell Latitude E4200 / E4300 / E6400 / E6500
Dell Latitude E5400 / E5500
Dell Latitude E4310 / E6410 / E6510
Dell Latitude E5410 / E5510
Dell Latitude E6220 / E6320 / E6420 / E6520
Dell Latitude E5420 / E5520
Dell Latitude E6230 / E6330 / E6430 / E6430S / E6530
Dell Latitude E5430 / E5530
HP Elitebook 2560p / 2760p / 8460p / 8560p
HP Elitebook 2170p / 2570p / 8470p / 8570p
HP ProBook 6470b / 6570b
HP ProBook 430 / 440 / 450 /470
HP ProBook 640 / 650
HP Elitebook Folio 13-2000
HP Elitebook Folio 9470m
HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1
HP
Elitebook Revolve 810 G1 convertible tablet laptop
HP Sceptre XT (Ivy Bridge Model)
HP Elitebook 820 / 840 / 850
HP Zbook 14 / 15 / 17

If you have a Med School imaged laptop from the above list then you have the Intel ProSet Wifi utility installed. To connect to the UMHS-8021X network with the ProSet Software:

1: Open up the Intel ProSet Wifi Software. This can be opened by going to the start menu, then All Programs, then Intel ProSet Wireless. Now click on the "WiFi Connection Utility Application". To create a shortcut on the desktop, right click on the program and then move the mouse to the "send to" sub menu. Now choose "Desktop (create shortcut)". 

You will get a window that looks like this:


2: Next click on the UMHS-8021X network and click "connect". You will get a window that looks like this:


The Profile name and Wifi Network Name (SSID) fields will say UMHS-8021X. Do not change these. Click Next. 

3: Now the Intel utility will state that only a portion of the network information could be discovered. Click Next. 

4: Now the Security Settings page will appear. You will need to fill in the information as follows for the UMHS-8021X network:

  • Do not change anything except the information below:
  • under the User Name box type in your uniquename
  • in the domain box type in "umhs"
  • In the password field and the confirm password field type in your level two password

You will need to fill in the information as follows for the MWireless or MWireless-UMHS network:

  • Do not change anything except the information below:
  • under the User Name box type in your uniquename
  • in the domain box type in "umroot"
  • In the password field and the confirm password field type in your level one (also known as Kerberos or Active Directory) password

5: Now click next. This window will appear:

Uncheck the box that says "Validate Server Certificate". Click Next. You are now done.

Windows XP - all other laptops
  1. Click the Start button, select Settings, and then click Network Connections.
  2. Right-click the Wireless Network Connection icon and select Properties.
  3. In the Wireless Network Connection Properties window, click the Wireless Networks tab.
  4. Click the Add... button. Make the following entries:
    • If present, place a check in the Connect even when the network is not broadcasting box.
    • Network Name (SSID): UMHS-8021X
    • Network Authentication: WPA2 (or WPA2-Enterprise)
    • Data encryption: AES
  5. Click the Authentication tab and make the following entries:
    • EAP type: Protected EAP (PEAP)
    • Uncheck the Authenticate as computer when computer information is available box.
  6. Click the Properties button to display the Protected EAP Properties window. Uncheck the Automatically use my Windows logon name and password box.
  7. Click the OK button in each open window until only the Network Connections window is still open.
  8. Right-click the Wireless Network Connection icon and select View Available Wireless Networks.
  9. Locate and double-click the UMHS-8021X network in the list.
  10. A pop-up window will appear stating "Click here to select a certificate or other credentials for connection to the network UMHS-8021X." Click the pop-up window and enter the following values:
    • User name: your uniqname
    • Password: your Level-2 Password
    • Leave the Logon Domain field empty
  11. After entering credentials, click the OK button. A message should appear stating the computer has connected. Close all the remaining windows and open a web browser to verify the connection.

Windows 7 and Windows Vista - all other laptops
  1. Click the Start button, select Settings, and then click Network and Sharing Center.
  2. On the left side of the Network and Sharing Center window, click the Manage wireless networks link.
  3. Click the Add... button.
  4. A window will appear asking how to add the network. Click the Manually create a network profile option and enter the following values:
    • Network Name (SSID): UMHS-8021X
    • Network Authentication: WPA2-Enterprise
    • Data encryption: AES
  5. Click the Next button. A message should appear stating UMHS-8021X was added successfully. Click the Change connection settings link. The UMHS-8021X Wireless Network Properties window will open.
  6. Click the Security tab and confirm the network authentication method is Microsoft Protected EAP (PEAP). Click the Settings button and enter the following values:
    • Uncheck the Validate server certificate box.
    • Select Authentication Method: Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2)
  7. Click the Configure button to display the EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties window. Uncheck the Automatically use my Windows logon name and password box.
  8. Click the OK button in each open window until only the UMHS-8021X Wireless Network Properties window is still open.
    Windows 7 only:
    1. Click the Advanced Settings button.
    2. In the Advanced Settings window, check the Specify authentication mode box and, from the dropdown menu, select User authentication.
  9. Click the OK button to close the UMHS-8021X Wireless Network Properties window.
  10. Click the Close button. Close the Manage Wireless Networks window by clicking the X in the upper right corner.
  11. A pop-up window will appear stating "Additional information is needed to connect to UMHS-8021X. Click to provide additional information." Click the pop-up window, which will open a Windows Security window, and enter the following values:
  12. After entering credentials, click the OK button. A message should appear stating the computer has connected to the UMHS-8021X network. Close all the remaining windows and open a web browser to verify the connection.

Macintosh
  1. To refresh the network list, in the toolbar, click the AirPort icon and select Turn AirPort Off. After 10 seconds, click the AirPort icon and select Turn AirPort On.
  2. Click the AirPort icon and, from the list of available networks, select UMHS-8021X.
  3. If a Verify Certificate window appears, click the Show Certificate button. Check the Always trust ... box and then click the Continue button. (The certificates can vary by UMHS location.)
  4. If prompted, enter your local Mac password to accept the certificate. Click the OK button.
  5. When the 802.1X Authentication window appears, enter the following values:
    • User name: your uniqname
    • Password: your Level-2 Password
    • 802.1X: Automatic
    • Check the Remember this network box.
  6. Click the OK button. If a Verify Certificate window appears at this point, follow the instructions outlined in Step 2. While the computer should connect to the UMHS-8021X network, it may take up to a full minute before a web browser can be used.
  7. To verify the connection, in the upper left corner, click the AirPort icon and select Open Network Preferences...
  8. On the left side, select the AirPort option. On the right side of the window, one of the following should be displayed:

    Status: Connected
    Airport is connected to UMHS-8021X and has the IP address of 10.21.x.x

    Status: Authenticated
    Authenticated via PEAP (Inner Protocol: MSCHAPv2)
    Connect time: 00:00:xx

  9. UMHS-8021X network users are encouraged to set the UMHS-8021X network as the primary wireless network on the computer.
    1. From the Network Preferences window, click the Advanced... button.
    2. The Preferred Networks pane lists all of the Wifi networks the computer has used. Locate and drag UMHS-8021X to the top of the list.
    3. Click the OK button.
    4. Click the Apply button.
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