Note for Windows Mobile users: If you are using version 6.1 you can use these XP instructions as a guide (set to WPA, use PEAP).

Instructions

  1. Go to the Start menu in Windows and choose Connect To > Show All Connections.
  2. In the window that appears, right-click on the Wireless Network Connection icon and choose Properties.
  3. Click on the Wireless Networks tab.
  4. Under the Preferred networks section click on the “Add” button.
  5. In the window that opens, set the “Network name (SSID)” to BU (802.1x).
  6. Set the Network Authentication to WPA2 and Data encryption to AES. (If WPA2 is not an option, please download and install this update from Microsoft.)
  7. Click on the Authentication tab.
  8. Set the EAP type to Protected EAP (PEAP) and uncheck Authenticate as computer when computer information is available.
  9. Next click the Properties below the EAP type field.  (If the certificate issue is not resolved, then in the window that opens, make sure the Validate server connection certificate checkbox is NOT checked.)
  10. Under the Select Authentication Method heading make sure Secure password (EAP-MSCHAP v2) is selected from the drop-down menu, then click the Configure button.
  11. In the window that opens, make sure the Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any) checkbox is not checked.
  12. Click OK for all the windows opened, then choose to connect to the 802.1x wireless network. When the windows bubble pops up saying Click here to select a certificate or other credentials for connection to the network BU (802.1x), click the bubble.
  13. In the window that opens:
    For User name, use your BU login name (your BU email address without the @bu.edu).
    For Password, use your Kerberos password.
    For Logon domain, use BU.EDU.
  14. Click OK.

Troubleshooting

If you can’t log in:
If you’re repeatedly prompted for your name and password and are still unable to successfully connect to the BU (802.1x) SSID, you may need to synchronize Kerberos. While connected via Ethernet or BU (requires VPN), simply go to the Kerberos synchronization page (pictured below) and click the “log in” button.

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Make 802.1x the default SSID for BU:
If you had previously used either “123” or “BU (requires VPN)” or “BU Wireless Help”
your computer may try to connect to that network first. In order to be sure your computer connects first to the BU (802.1x) SSID, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Start menu in Windows and choose Connect To > Show All Connections.
  2. In the window that appears, right-click on the Wireless Network Connection icon and choose Properties.
  3. Click on the Wireless Networks tab.
  4. At the bottom of the Properties window, you should see a list of the networks your computer has successfully connected to in the past. This list appears in the order that your computer will try to connect to them. To change this order, click once on BU (802.1x) and then click the Move up button until BU (802.1x) is at the top of the list.
  5. Click OK.

What next?

You should now be fully connected to the campus network using the BU (802.1x) SSID and able to browse to websites both on and off campus.