Manually Setting Up a WolfieNet-Secure Connection in Windows 7

Audience: Faculty, Staff and Students

This KB Article References: WolfieNet-Secure
This Information is Intended for: Faculty, Staff, Students
Last Updated: March 18, 2019

Step 1

Locate the Network Status Icon in the taskbar. This is usually towards the lower-right of your screen.


Step 2

Click on the icon and select “Open Network and Sharing Center”.


Step 3

When the Network and Sharing Center window appears, click on the “Manage wireless networks” link.


Step 4

When the window appears, you will see a list of wireless networks you have previously set-up. Right click and select remove on any WolfieNet-Secure profiles present. Click on the add button when you have removed all WolfieNet-Secure profiles.

Step 5

A new window will appear. Select “Manually create a network profile”.


Step 6

Fill in the network information indicated below:

Network name: WolfieNet-Secure
Security type: WPA2-Enterprise
Encryption type: AES
Start this connection automatically : checked


Step 7

Next, the window will say the set-up was successful, but we’re not done yet. Click on “Change connection settings”


Step 8

The WolfieNet-Secure Wireless Network Properties window will pop-up with two tabs. Click on the “Security” tab


Step 9

Click on the “Settings” button, then the configure button on the next window that pops up.

Step 10

Uncheck the option for “Automatically use my Windows logon name and password”


Step 11

Click OK until you are back on the WolfieNet-Secure Wireless Network Properties window. Click on “Advanced Settings”

Step 12

When the Advanced Settings window appears, check the box for Specify authentication mode and select User authentication on the drop-down menu. Then click on the “Save credentials” button. Fill in your NetID and Password in the window that appears and click OK.


Step 13

The set-up is now almost complete. You may click OK to close all of the windows that are open. To connect, you may need to select WolfieNet-Secure in the Network list and connect for the first time, but subsequent connections should be automatic.

Step 14

The first time you connect, you will be presented with a “Windows Security Alert.” This is nothing to worry about, simply click connect. Congratuations! You are now connected.

Note: If you have any other problems, visit the Customer Engagement & Support Walk-in Center on the fifth floor of the Melville Library, Room S-5410 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.


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