How to Use Secure Wireless on Windows 7

How to configure a connection to secure-hawknet

To configure a connection to secure-hawknet:
  1. Open the Start Menu.
  2. Select "Control Panel".
  3. Double-click the Network and Sharing Center icon.
  4. In the window that opens, click "Set up a new connection or network".

  5. When the Set Up a Connection or Network wizard appears,  Select "Manually Connect to a wireless network" and click "Next".

  6. On the next screen:

    • Enter the SSID "secure-hawknet" (without the quotes) in the Network name field.
    • Choose "WPA2-Enterprise" as the Security type
    • Choose "AES" as the Data Encryption type
    • Check "Start this connection automatically" if you like
    • Uncheck "Connect even if the network is not broadcasting"
    • Click "Next"

  7. On the next screen, click "Change connection settings":

  8. In the the security tab of the secure-hawknet Wireless Network Properties dialog:

    • Select "WPA2-Enterrpise" as the Security type
    • Select "AES" as the Encryption type
    • Check "Remember my credentials for this connection each time I'm logged on"
    • Select "Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP) as the network authentication method"
    • Click "Settings"

  9. Inside the Protected EAP Properties dialog:

    • Uncheck "Validate server certificate"
    • Uncheck "Connect to these servers"
    • Keep the list of "Trusted Root Certification Authorities" Unchecked
    • Uncheck "Do not prompt user to authorize new servers or trusted certification authorities"
    • Check Enable Fast Reconnect
    • Uncheck "Enforce Network Access Protection"
    • Uncheck "Disconnect if server does not present cryptobinding TLV:
    • Uncheck "enable Identity Privacy"
    • Select "Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2)" as the authentication method
    • Click "Configure..."

  10. Inside the EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties dialog:

    • Uncheck "Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any)."
  11. Click "OK" to close the dialogs you opened.
  12. You should now be able to connect to secure-hawknet.
    NOTE: You may be prompted to accept a certificate. If so, choose to accept it.

Connecting to secure-hawknet after configuring your settings

Connecting to secure-hawknet after configuring your settings involves:
  1. agreeing to enter your credential information, when prompted:

  2. entering in your information:

NOTE: Your system might prompt you to accept a certificate called "idengines". If so,agree to accept it.

List of system configuration settings for Windows Wireless

The list of system configuration settings for Windows Wireless includes:


  • username: your Cabrillo College username
  • password: your Cabrillo College password


  • Network name (SSID): secure-hawknet
  • Network Authentication: WPA2
  • Data encryption: AES


  • Authenticate as computer: No
  • Authenticate as guest: No
  • Authenticate with windows or system credentials: No
  • EAP type: Protected EAP (PEAP)
    • Validate server certificate: Yes
    • Authentication Method: Secured Password (EAP-MSCHAP v2)
    • Enable Fast Reconnect: Yes
  • Accept idengines certificate: Yes