Wireless connection using Microsoft Windows 7

1. Select [Start] and then [Control Panel]. In the Control Panel, select [Network and Internet].

2.In the "Network and Internet" panel, click on [Network and Sharing Center].

3.In the Network and Sharing Center, select [Set up a new connection or network].

4. Select [Manually connect to a wireless network], click Next.

5. On the Manual configuration screen, the Network Name: is Physics_S, Security Type: is WPA2-Enterprise, Encryption Type: is AES. After typing these in, click Next

6. The next screen will say that the network has been configured. There are still more settings however, so select [Change Connection Settings].

7. The initial screen should have the details filled in already.

select the [Security] tab and then next to the [Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP)] option, click on the Settings button.


  • In the PEAP Properties window check the box the box that says Validate server certificate.
  • Enter radius3.physics.ox.ac.uk;radius4.physics.ox.ac.uk in the Connect to these servers: section
  • In Trust Root Certificate Authorities: select AffirmTrust Commercial.
  • Uncheck the box that says Do not prompt user... , check Enable Fast Reconnect
  • On the EAP-MSCHAP secure password option, click on the [Configure] button.

9. Uncheck the box to use your windows credentials, then click [OK].

10. From the Security tab on the Physics_S Wireless Network Properties screen, click on the Advance Settings button.

11. On the Advanced Settings screen click on the 802.1x Settings tab and from the pull-down menu select [User Authentication] then click OK.

12. Select OK to close all the various dialogue boxed.

13.Select Close to close the Manually connect to a wireless network screen.

14. Once near a Physics_S access point, select the access point from the possible connections. You should get and automatic information box which will give you a login prompt when selected.

15. Enter your Physics network account username prefixed by physics\ and password. NOTE THIS USES A BACKSLASH NOT A FORWARD SLASH.

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