Wireless - Connect to OSU_Secure on Windows 7 - Manual Configuration


  • How do I connect to OSU_Secure manually on a computer running Windows 7?


  • Oregon State University
  • Wireless Network
  • OSU_Secure
  • Windows 7


The automatic connection settings should work for most cases, but in case you feel those settings are not working, we have left manual instructions as well. Keep in mind that you are having difficulties connecting to the network, it may be worth forgetting OSU_Secure on your computer before trying to re-add it.


  1. Click Start, then click Control Panel. Once the Control Panel opens, click Network and Internet, thenNetwork and Sharing Center, then on the left-hand side, click Manage Wireless Networks. A list of your saved wireless networks (if any) should open up.
  2. Click the Add button on this page. Manage wireless networks window with "Add" button highlighted.
  3. Note: If OSU_Secure is already listed here (if you tried to add it already), delete it from the list before continuing to clear out any old settings. 
  4. A separate window should open. When it does, select Manually Create a Network Profile"Manually create a network profile" is highlighted.
  5. This will open a new connection box. Type in the following information:
    • Network Name: OSU_Secure
    • Security Type: WPA2_Enterprise
    • Encryption Type: AES
  6. Leave everything else the way it is. Once finished, it should look like the following image. Click the Next button when you are done."Next" button is highlighted.
  7. A window should appear saying that you Successfully added OSU_Secure. Click the Change Connection Settings option, and a new settings window should open. "Change connection settings" is highlighted.
  8. Click on the Security tab at the top, and verify that Security type is still WPA2-Enterprise, Encryption Type is still AES, and the Network Authentication Method is set to Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP).
  9. Click on the Settings button next to the drop-down menu. "Security" tab is highlighted, "Settings" button is highlighted.
  10. Un-check the box next to Validate Server Certificate
  11. Make sure that the Secure Authentication Method is set to Secure Password (EAP-MSCHAP v2), and then click the Configure button next to it.
    "Validate server certificate" is highlighted.
  12. Un-check the box next to Automatically use my Windows logon name and password"Automatically use my Windows logon" is highlighted.
  13. Click OK three times to close the open settings windows.
  14. You should be looking at the Successfully added OSU_Secure window again. Click Close to close this window.
  15. Click on the wireless icon in the lower left-hand corner of your dock, select the OSU_Secure network from the list, and click ConnectAvailable wireless networks with "Connect" button for OSU_Secure highlighted.
  16. A box should pop up asking for network authentication credentials. Enter your ONID username in the top box, then your ONID password in the bottom box and click OK. Network authentication window showing username and password boxes.
  17. If it asks you to set a location for OSU_Secure, choose Public Network.
  18. You should now be connected to the OSU_Secure network!


For assistance, contact the IS Service Desk.


Article ID: 45732
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