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Setting up AirPennNet on a PC

Install Secure W2 Enterprise Client 802.1x Supplicant

Secure W2

In order to connect to AirPennNet you must configure your Windows computer with the Secure W2 Enterprise Client 802.1x supplicant. You may download the product and find instructions for installation under the Security Applications sub-heading of the page http://www.upenn.edu/computing/product.

Connect to the AirPennNet Wireless Network

Windows XP

  • When in range of the AirPennNet wireless network, locate the wireless icon in the lower right corner of the system tray. If an information bubble appears stating 'Click here to select a certificate or other credentials for connection to the network AirPennNet' click the bubble and proceed to step 5.
  • Otherwise, click the wireless icon, then click View wireless networks.
  • Locate AirPennNet in the list of networks and click Connect.
  • Click the information bubble referenced in step 1. The SecureW2 Credentials dialog box appears.
  • Enter your PennKey username and password in the appropriate fields. Leave the Domain: field blank.
  • Click OK button. You have successfully connected to AirPennNet.

Windows 7

  • When in range of the AirPennNet wireless network, locate the wireless icon in the lower right corner of the system tray. If an information bubble appears stating 'Additional information is required to connect to AirPennNet' click the bubble and proceed to step 4.
  • Otherwise, click the wireless icon, then click Connect to a network.
  • Locate AirPennNet in the list of networks and click Connect.
  • Enter your PennKey username and password in the appropriate fields. Leave the Domain: field blank.
  • Click the OK button. A dialog will inform you that you have successfully connected to AirPennNet.
  • Click the Close button. You are now connected to AirPennNet.
  • Windows Vista may ask you to select a location for the AirPennnet. Selecting Public location is usually the best choice. Windows Vista will inform you that you have successfully set network settings.
  • Click the Close button.

For more information, email medhelp@mail.med.upenn.edu or submit a ticket.

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