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Connecting to the Networking Lab Access Wireless Network


Connecting to the Networking Lab Access Wireless Network

The Networking Lab Access wireless network can be used to connect to the console ports of the pod equipment instead of using the access ports on the walls. This allows you to plug your laptop into one of the devices as a host on the network and still be able to connect to the conosle ports of the equipment to configure them. To connect to the Networking Lab Access wireless network, follow the instructions below:

NOTE: These instructions have been written for Windows 7, but the settings should be similar for other operating systems as well.

  1. Click on the wireless network icon in the system tray, then click Open Network and Sharing Center
  2. Click Manage wireless networks on the left side of the screen
  3. Click the Add button
  4. Click Manually create a network profile
  5. In the next screen, fill in the following information:

    Network name: NetworkLabAccess
    Security type: WPA2-Enterprise
    Encryption type: AES

    Leave all the other fields at their default and click Next
  6. Click Change connection settings
  7. Click the Security tab
  8. Click the Settings button (not Advanced settings)
  9. Uncheck the Validate server certificate box if it is checked, then click the Configure... button
  10. Uncheck the Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any) box, then click OK
  11. Click OK on the Protected EAP Properties window
  12. Now click the Advanced Settings button at the bottom of the network properties window
  13. Click the Specify authentication mode checkbox, then select User authentication from the dropdown list
  14. Click the Save credentials button
  15. Enter your Networking Lab credentials into the boxes, then click OK on any open windows and close the Manage Wireless Networks window
  16. Click on the wireless network icon in your system tray, click the NetworkLabAccess network and then click the Connect button
  17. You should connect automatically, however if you are prompted for your credentials, enter them into the boxes and click OK
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Article ID: 6
Category: Networking Lab
Date added: 2011-07-04 11:00:46
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