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Wireless Configuration Instructions for Windows 7

These instructions will configure your wireless connection to the RU-Secure wireless network. It will allow you to authenticate and browse using a higher level of security.

NOTE: These instructions will assume you have the latest Windows updates and are using Windows to manage your wireless connection and not a third party vendor’s program (Intel, Linksys etc.)

Configure Wireless Connection

At the bottom right of your screen, on the taskbar, click on your wireless icon. Select the RU-Secure network and click Connect.

When prompted for credentials, please enter your my.ryerson username and password - please note that your student number is not a valid username on the wireless.

A warning screen will appear to inform you that the connection could not be completed. This is the certificate which needs to be accepted. To verify the certificate information, click the Details arrow.

In the Details section make sure that the following items:
a.    Radius Server:
b.    Root CA: DigiCert High Assurance EV Root CA

Click Connect.

If you are prompted to select a location to save your network connection, select Work network.

You will now be connected to the RU-Secure wireless network. Your credentials are now cached and you will automatically be authenticated when you are within the range of the wireless signal.

NOTE: For security reasons, we recommend that you do not cache your credentials. This is especially important for laptops that will have multiple users.

Please follow the remaining steps to disable this feature.

Disable Cached Credentials

Disable your cached credentials from the taskbar at the bottom of your desktop,  click on the wireless icon.

From the Currently connected to: window, right click the RU-Secure network and click Properties.
Note: If the Properties option does not display initially, wait a few seconds for the connection status to say Connected and Properties will then be available.

In the RU-Secure Wireless Network Properties window, uncheck the Remember my credentials checkbox and click OK.

Click the Additional information is needed to connect RU-Secure prompt from the taskbar to login to the RU-Secure network.

From the Windows Security window, login with your my.ryerson credentials.

You will be connected to the wireless network and your credentials are no longer cached. You will now be prompted each time you wish to log onto the wireless network.