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How do I set up my computer to use the Kongu_Wifi network?


To use the wireless network (called Kongu_wifi) you will need:

  • a computer with a wireless card
  • to be in range of a wireless hotspot. Wireless is available in all Hostel buildings, including the Bus shed and  Fruits Stall.

You must do these steps first:

  • Find the MAC address of the wireless card in your computer

Instructions for configuring your computer will vary depending on your operating system

Users of the wireless service in public areas are asked to be aware of the potential hazard caused by laptop power leads. Care should be taken that these do not trail across walkways.


Windows XP

You will need to have administrator privileges on your computer to set up

  • Make sure you have installed Windows XP Service Pack 2
  • Go to Start and Control Panel and Network Connections
  • Right click on the wireless connection icon and select Properties
  • In the Wireless Network Connection Properties window select the Wireless Networks tab
  • Under Preferred networks click Add
    Screen shot of the Wireless Network Connection Properties window
  • In the Wireless network properties window make sure you have clicked on the Association tab.
    If you do not have the correct tabs you will need to start the Wireless Zero Configuration service
    • Set the Network name (SSID) as Kongu_wifi (all in lower-case and must be spelt correctly)
    • Set the Network Authentication as WPA
    • Kongu_Wifi

       
      Select TKIP as Data encryption method
      Screen shot of the Wireless network properties window
  • Click on the Authentication tab
    • Choose Protected EAP (PEAP) as the EAP type
    • Untick all other boxes in this window
    • Click on Properties
      Screen shot of wireless network properties window
  • Protected EAP Properties
    • Untick the Validate server certificate check box
    • Under Select Authentication Method choose Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2)
    • Tick the Enable Fast Reconnect check box
    • Click on the Configure button
      Screen shot of the Protected PEAP window
  • In this window untick the Automatically use my Windows logon name and password box and click OK
    Screen shot of EAP MSCAHPv2 Properties window
  • To complete the configuration of the Preferred network click on the OK button until you're back at the Network Connections window.
  • Click on this message box to enter your username and password
    Screen shot of the Wireless Network Connection message
  • Type in your Username
  • Type in your password
  • Enter Your User Name

     
    Click on OK
    Screen shot of the login and password screen
  • A new box will appear to You should now be connected to the Kongu_Wifi network.
  • You must configure your computer to use the Kongu_Wifi web cache
  • If you have any problems connecting to the wireless network, please see our  
  • Register your MAC address

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Windows Vista

  • Click on the Start icon and select Control Panel
  • Choose Network and Sharing Center
  • Select Manage Wireless Networks from the list on the left
  • Click Add
  • Choose to Manually Create a Network Profile
  • Add the Network name: Kongu_Wifi (lower case and make sure it is spelt correctly)
  • Choose the Security type: WPA-Enterprise
  • Choose the Encryption type: TKIP
  • Make sure both boxes are ticked:
    • Start this connection automatically
    • Kongu_Wifi

       
      Connect even if the network is not broadcasting
      Screenshot of the Manually connect to a wireless network window
  • Click Next
  • It will tell you that it has Successfully added Kongu_Wifi. Now you need to click on Change connection settings
  • Select the Security tab and click on Settings
  • Untick Validate Server Certificate
  • Tick Enable Fast Reconnect
  • Select Authentication method: Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2)
    Screenshot of the Protected EAP Properties window
  • Click on Configure
    Screenshot of the EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties window
  • Untick Automatically use my windows password ...
  • Click OK until you return to the Manually connect to a wireless network window
  • Click on Connect to ...
  • Select Kongu_Wifi as the network to connect to and click Connect:
  • Click on the bubble Additional information is required to connect to Kongu_Wifi

  • Type your Roll No. as the User name
    Screenshot of the Enter Credentials window
  • Enter Your Roll No.

     
    Type your password
  • Leave the Logon Domain field blank
  • Click OK and you should be connected to the Kongu_Wifi network
  • A new box will appear to You should now be connected to the Kongu_Wifi network.
  • You must configure your computer to use the Kongu_Wifi web cache
  • If you have any problems connecting to the wireless network, please see our  
  • Register your MAC address

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Windows 7

  • Click on the wireless icon at the bottom of your screen
  • Click on Kongu_Wifi in the list of available connections
  • Click Connect
    Screenshot of the wireless connection menu
  • In the Windows Security window:
  • Enter Your Roll No.

     
    Type your Username and  password in the bottom box
    Screenshot of the Windows Security box
  • Click OK
  • N.B if you see this warning, click Connect Screenshot of the wireless connection menu
  • You must configure your computer to use the University web cache

 

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Apple Mac (OS X Tiger)

  • Turn on your AirPort card
    Screenshot of the Turn on AirPort card from drop down menu
  • Click on the Apple in the upper left hand corner choose System Preferences
  • On the Show drop down box select Airport
  • Change the By default, join: drop down box to Preferred networks
  • Click the Add button
  • Add the Network name: Kongu_Wifi (lower case and make sure it is spelt correctly)
  • Choose the Security type: WPA-Enterprise
  • Type your  User name
  • Kongu_Wifi

     

    Enter Your Roll No.

     
    Type your password
    Screenshot of the Kongu_Wifi setup window

ยง         Click Continue
Screenshot of the Verify Certificate for 802.1 Authentication window

  • You must configure your computer to use the University web cache
  • Register your MAC address
  • If you have any problems connecting to the wireless network, please contact server room.

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Linux

If you haven't got the most recent Ubuntu-based operating system you will need to download a program called WPA Supplicant .

You will need to use the network manager in Ubuntu to connect to our wireless network. This webpage contains information on how to connect Ubuntu to wireless networks.

While configuring your wireless connection you may be asked for connection settings. We use the settings below:

  • 802.1x
  • WPA Enterprise
  • TKIP
  • PEAP
  • MSCHAPV2

Enter Your username

Enter Your password

Register your MAC address

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Registering your MAC address

Students:

  • Wifi Registration Form will be available at kongu.edu
  • Submit the Registration Form in the IT- PARK Server Room and Create your user name and password.