Windows 7 clients

The following describes how to connect to the HVC BYOD Network for Windows 7 Clients.  The certificate process must be completed prior to the device being attached to the wireless network.

Prepare the CA certificate

  1. Download the certificate file –
  2. Copy the certificate file onto a suitable medium for transfer to the device.

Import the CA certificate on the device

  1. Double-click the Certificate.cer file.
  2. Windows will present the certificate details for inspection. Click the “Install Certificate…” button.
  3. When asked where to install the certificate, click “Browse”, and select “Trusted Root Certificate Authorities”.

Create a wireless network profile

It is not possible to join the wireless2 network from the notification area icon as Windows defaults to incorrect settings for the network. A profile must be created manually:

  1. Access “Network and Sharing Center” via Control Panel.
  2. Click on “Set up a new connection or network”.
  3. In the window that appears, select “Manually connect to a wireless network”.
  4. Enter the network name (SSID) HVC-BYOD into the “Network Name” box.
  5. Select WPA2-Enterprise as the security type.
  6. Select AES as the encryption type.
  7. Leave “Security Key” blank
  8. Check “Start this connection automatically” to connect as the network becomes available.
  9. Click “Next”
  10. Click on “Change Connecting Settings”

Modify security settings of network profile

  1. Select the “Security” tab
  2. Ensure “Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP)” is selected in the drop down, then click “Settings”.
  3. Ensure “Validate server certificate” is checked.
  4. Ensure “Connect to these servers” is UNchecked.
  5. Ensure the imported root CA is checked in the list under “Trusted Root Certification Authorities”
  6. Uncheck “Do not prompt user to authorize new servers or trusted certification authorities”.
  7. Ensure “Secured password (EAP-MSCHAPv2) is selected under “Select Authentication Method”.
  8. If your wireless network credentials DO NOT match your Windows Logon credentials, click “Configure” and uncheck “Automatically use my Windows logon name and password”, and click OK.
  9. Click “OK”.
  10. Click on “Advanced settings”
  11. Ensure “Specify authentication mode” is checked, and change the drop down to “User authentication”.
  12. Click OK.
  13. Click OK.

Connect to the wireless network

  1. Click on the wireless network icon in the notification area.
  2. From the wireless network list, select the wireless network required and click “Connect”.
  3. When prompted, enter your username and password. If you did not uncheck “Automatically use my Windows logon name and password” then you will not be prompted.
  4. You should now be connected to the wireless network.