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Windows manual configuration

Manually connecting to Wifi

This document describes the manual configuration of KIT Wifi networks on Windows 7 through 10.

If the conneciton to KIT previously failed, you have to delete the existing network. If KIT is not available, skip this step and proceed with step 2.

  1. Open network and sharing center by right-clicking on the Wifi icon in your Windows task bar [figure 1]
    Figure 1: open network and sharing center
    Figure 1: open network and sharing center
  2. Choose "Set up a new connection or network" [figure 2] and then "manually connect to a wireless network" [figure 4].

    Figure 2: Network and Sharing Center
    Figure 2: Network and Sharing Center
  3. Enter the following [figure 5]:
    • Network name: KIT
    • Security type: WPA2-Enterprise
    Figure 3: Set Up a connection option
    Figure 3: Set Up a connection option
    Figure 4: Enter information
    Figure 4: Enter information

    and click on "Next". Choose "Change Connection Settings" to ensure a secure connection.

  4. Continue with the section Security Settings for Windows 10 and 8 respectively Security Settings for Windows 7.

 

Securing an existing connection

Figure 4: Open network and sharing center
Figure 5: Open network and sharing center

To ensure a secure connection right-click on "Network settings" [figure 5], then choose "Network and Sharing Center". Under "View your active networks" you will see KIT with "Access type" Internet and "Connections" [figure 6]. Click on "WLAN (KIT)" next to "Connections".

Figure 6: Wi-Fi status

Figure 6: Wi-Fi status

A window with the Wi-Fi status will open [figure 6]. Click on "Wireless Properties"  and continue with the section Security Settings for Windows 10 and 8 respectively Security Settings for Windows 7.

 

Security Settings for Windows 10 and 8

A window with the properties of the wireless network KIT will open. Click  on the tab "Security" and enter the following [figure 7]:

  • Security type: WPA2-Enterprise
  • Encryption type: AES
  • Choose a network authentication method: Microsoft: EAP-TTLS

    Click on "Settings" next to  the authentification method and make the following adjustments [figure 8]:
Figure 7: Security settings 1
Figure 7: Security settings 1
Figure 8: Security settings 2
Figure 8: Security settings 2

Click on "OK" twice and then on "Close". The configuration of the WLAN settings is complete and you can connect to the network KIT.

  • Check "Enable identity privacy" and enter anonymous@kit.edu
  • Connect to these servers: radius-wlan.scc.kit.edu
  • Trusted Root Certification Authorities: Check only T-TeleSec GlobalRoot Class 2

You can now connect to KIT and log in with your KIT account (e.g. ab1234@kit.edu or uxxxx@kit.edu).

 

Security Settings for Windows 7

A window with the properties of the wireless network KIT will open. Click  on the tab "Security" and enter the following [figure 9]:

  • Security type: WPA2-Enterprise
  • Encryption type: AES
  • Choose a network authentication method: Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP)

Click on "Settings" next to  the authentification method and make the following adjustments [figure 10]:

  • Connect to these servers: radius-wlan.scc.kit.edu
  • Trusted Root Certification Authorities: Check only T-TeleSec GlobalRoot Class 2
    On Windows 7 you should also tick Deutsche Telekom Root CA2.
  • If there exists a checkbox to active the anonymous identity please uncheck the box.
Figure 9: Security settings 1
Figure 9: Security settings 1
Figure 10: Security settings 2
Figure 10: Security settings 2

 

Click on "OK" twice and then on "Close". The configuration of the WLAN settings is complete and you can connect to the network KIT.

 

You can now connect to KIT and log in with your KIT account (e.g. ab1234@kit.edu or uxxxx@kit.edu).