Windows 8 Wireless Configuration

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JMU Wireless Network. Configuration for. Windows 8. Screenshots in this guide were created using the. Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Please note that ...

JMU Wireless Network Configuration for Windows 8 This guide covers the initial release of Windows 8. Windows 8.1 users should see the corresponding guide for that version. Windows 8 users are highly encouraged to upgrade to Windows 8.1.

Connecting for the first time Windows 8 has a new user interface called Modern UI that is designed for touchscreen computers and handhelds. Because of this, you must move your mouse/trackpad pointer to a corner of the screen or swipe toward the middle of the screen with your finger for certain things to appear. To begin configuring your Windows 8 computer for the wireless network, move your pointer to the top- or bottom-right corner without clicking and the Charms Bar will appear on the right. Alternatively, hold the Windows Key and press C. On a tablet or touchscreen computer, swipe from the right side in toward the center.

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Last Update: August 2015

Click the Settings icon in the Charms Bar.

From Settings, click the Wi-Fi icon above Notifications. If there are available wireless networks but your computer has not connected to any of them, the Wi-Fi icon will read Available underneath.

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Windows will display a list of available wireless networks. Click JMU-OfficialWireless. JMU-Official-Wireless will become highlighted when it is selected.

After selecting JMU-Official-Wireless, click the Connect button that will appear in the Wi-Fi networks list.

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You will then be prompted to accept the authentication server’s certificate to initiate encryption. This keeps your e-ID and password safe. Click the Connect button.

If your computer is joined to Active Directory, and you want your computer to automatically sign in to the wireless network, check the box next to Use my Windows user account. If your computer is not joined to Active Directory, you may not see the box. Enter your e-ID and password, then click OK.

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You may be prompted to accept the authentication server’s certificate again. Click the Connect button to proceed.

Windows may display Verifying and connecting while it connects to the network.

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After successfully connecting to the wireless network and getting an IP address, Windows will display the Wi-Fi networks list with JMU-Official-Wirel... as Connected.

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Reconnecting To reconnect to the wireless network, move your pointer to the top- or bottomright corner without clicking and the Charms Bar will appear on the right. Alternatively, hold the Windows Key and press C. On a tablet or touchscreen computer, swipe from the right side in toward the center.

Click the Settings icon in the Charms Bar.

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From Settings, click the Wi-Fi icon above Notifications. If there are available wireless networks but your computer has not connected to any of them, the Wi-Fi icon will read Available underneath.

Windows will display a list of available wireless networks. Click JMU-OfficialWireless. JMU-Official-Wireless will become highlighted when it is selected.

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After selecting JMU-Official-Wireless, click the Connect button that will appear in the Wi-Fi networks list.

Windows may display Verifying and connecting while it connects to the network.

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After successfully connecting to the wireless network and getting an IP address, Windows will display the Wi-Fi networks list with JMU-Official-Wirel... as Connected.

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Remove connection settings Should you need to change the username used to log in to the wireless network, you will need to remove the network settings and reconnect. Move your pointer to the top- or bottom-right corner without clicking and the Charms Bar will appear on the right. Alternatively, hold the Windows Key and press C. On a tablet or touchscreen computer, swipe from the right side in toward the center. From the Charms Bar, click Settings.

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From Settings, click the Wi-Fi icon above Notifications. If you are already connected to the wireless network, the Wi-Fi icon will read JMU-Official-... underneath.

Windows will display a list of available wireless networks. If you are already connected, JMU-Official-Wirel... will show as Connected.

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Right-click on JMU-Official-Wirel... and select Forget this network from the menu that appears. Tap and hold on on a tablet or touchscreen computer to access the menu. This will remove any saved settings for the wireless network.

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Active Directory troubleshooting If you wish to change how your Active Directory-joined Windows 8 computer connects to JMU-Official-Wireless without removing the wireless network and reconnecting, follow these steps. To begin, move your pointer to the top- or bottom-right corner without clicking and the Charms Bar will appear on the right. Alternatively, hold the Windows Key and press C. On a tablet, swipe from the right side in toward the center. From the Charms Bar, click Settings.

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From Settings, click the Wi-Fi icon above Notifications. If you are already connected to the wireless network, the Wi-Fi icon will read JMU-Official-... underneath.

Windows will display a list of available wireless networks. If you are already connected, JMU-Official-Wirel... will show as Connected.

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Right-click on JMU-Official-Wirel... and select View connection properties from the menu that appears. Tap and hold on on a tablet or touchscreen computer to access the menu.

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This will switch to the classic Windows desktop and display the Wireless Network Properties window. The Security tab should be selected automatically but if the Connection tab is displayed, click the Security tab at the top. Even if you are not using Active Directory credentials to automatically connect to the wireless network, Windows 8 will still save the password you used to connect the first time. It is not recommended that users save this password and this function can be disabled by unchecking the box next to Remember my credentials for this connection each time I’m logged on. Verify that the Security type is WPA2-Enterprise and the Encryption type is AES, then click the Settings button next to Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP) to continue.

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In the resulting Protected EAP Properties window, click the Configure... button next to Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2).

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If your computer is NOT joined to Active Directory, leave the box unchecked next to Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any), then click on OK. If your computer IS joined to Active Directory and you want your computer to automatically sign in to the wireless network, check the box and click on OK. If you are not sure if your computer is joined to Active Directory, leave the box unchecked and click on OK.

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This will return you to the Protected EAP Properties window. Click on OK.

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This will return you to the Wireless Network Properties window. Click on OK.

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The next time you connect to JMU-Official-Wireless, you will be prompted for your username and password. Enter your e-ID and password, then click OK. If your computer is joined to Active Directory you may not receive this prompt.

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