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Connecting to the University of Adelaide Wireless Network UofA Using the Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility Step 1: Obtain the Electronic Certificate Before you will be able to connect to the network, you should install the electronic certificate. If you are permitted to connect to the network with a cable connection, the process is straight forward as described in the following paragraphs. If you must obtain this certificate using the wireless connection, first try to connect to the ‘freewire’ wireless network and download the certificate. The steps to connect to the ‘freewire’ network are described in the Appendix at the end of this document. Using the Internet Explorer software connect to the web site: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/its/wireless/docs/valicertroot.cer (Note Firefox and other browsers may not have the option to install the certificate and hence will not work. Use Internet Explorer temporarily to install the certificate.) A dialog box will ask to open or save the file - choose to open the file. Page 1 of 12 The following dialog box will appear: Click on the Install Certificate button and the following dialog box will appear: Page 2 of 12 Following the instructions and select all the default options to install the certificate in the default location. Step 2: Turn on the Wireless Card Now install the wireless connection by right clicking on the icon that looks like a fan which should be located on the bottom right corner of the screen: Make sure the wireless card is turned on by checking that there is a black dot next to “WiFi On”. Select “Configure WiFi” : Page 3 of 12 Step 3: Configure the Wireless Connection The Connection Utility dialog box will open and will appear as: Scroll down until you find the UofA network and click the Connect button. Page 4 of 12 Keep all the settings as default which will be as shown: Then click the next button. Page 5 of 12 Complete the dialog box for the security settings: Authentication Protocol MS-CHAP-V2 User Credentials Use the following Username a1234567 where the numbers correspond to your university ID number, including the ‘a’ at the front. Domain leave blank Password type in your password for Internet Access to the university. Confirm Password retype your password. Then click the Next button. Page 6 of 12 Select the Certificate Issuer as: http://www.valicert.com/ There might be 3 entries http://www.valicert.com/ as shown in the image below. Select the first entry initially. If you are unable to get the wireless network to connect, you might need to try one of the other two other entries for http://www.valicert.com/ Page 7 of 12 Once this is selected the screen should appear as follows: Leave the Specify Server or Certificate Name field un-ticked as shown above. Click the Next button at the bottom. Page 8 of 12 The next screen you will see confirms that you have completed the setup process. Click the OK button to connect to the network. Page 9 of 12 You should see the following screen to indicate that you are connected to the UofA network. Note that the Speed will be 54.0 Mbps in areas where there is a good wireless coverage. Page 10 of 12 APPENDIX: Obtaining the Electronic Certificate via the Freewire wireless network You can obtain the electronic certificate using an unsecured wireless connection. Open the Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility software and scroll down to the ‘freewire’ network as shown in the following image. Page 11 of 12 Select the ‘freewire’ network and click the connect button. A connection should be established, as no passwords are required and you will see a dialog box similar to the one shown below (the IP Address will be different each time). Open the Internet Explorer browser and go to the address: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/its/wireless/docs/valicertroot.cer Follow the instructions as described in the main document to install the certificate. Page 12 of 12
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