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StuWireless Setup for Windows Vista

Wireless access is available throughout campus. A wireless network card that supports WPA2 is required in order to use the StuWireless network.

Wireless Setup for Windows Vista

Before you begin: If you have previously registered your wireless card on the TCU network, then skip to Part 3.


Part 1: Find your Wireless Network Address in Windows Vista 
(Watch the video: How to find your wireless network address)

  • Select Start
  • Type command in the search box and press enter
  • Type ipconfig/all (with no spaces) and press enter
  • Locate the Physical Address under the Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection. Several connections may be listed.  You may need to scroll up to find the correct one.
  • Write down the address


Part 2: Register your Wireless Network Address

  • Login to
  • Choose Helpful Links from the menu
  • Choose the link: TCU Network Registration


  • Carefully read the TCU Computing Resources Policy and click Accept to continue.


  • For Subnet, choose: Student-Wireless 
  • Fill in Computer Operating System Type: Windows Vista
  • Fill in the network (Ethernet) address
  • For My Description, write a short description for the computer registered, i.e. "Frog's Ethernet", for easy identification
  • Click the Save button



Part 3: Wireless Setup for Windows Vista



  • Select Start
  • Select Network

  • Select Network and Sharing Center from the button bar at the top of the window


  • Select Manage wireless networks from the left menu

  • Click the Add button

  • Click Manually create a network profile

  • Input the following settings:
    Network name: StuWireless
    Security type: WPA2 Enterprise
    Encryption type: AES
  • Remove check for Start this connection automatically
  • Remove check for Connect even if the network is not broadcasting
  • Click the Next button

  • Click Change connection settings


  • Select the Connection tab
  • Remove check for Connect automatically when this network is in range
  • Remove check for Connect even if the network is not broadcasting
  • Select the Security tab


  • Select authentication method: Protected EAP (PEAP)
  • Remove check for Cache user information for subsequent connections to this network
  • Click the Settings button


  • At the top of the Protected EAP Properties window: Remove check for Validate server certificate
  • At the bottom of the window: Ensure that Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2) is selected
  • At the bottom of the window: Remove check for Enable Fast Reconnect
  • Click the Configure button

  • Remove check for Automatically use my Windows logon name…
  • Click the OK button

  • Click OK to close the Protected EAP Properties window
  • Click OK again to close the Wireless Network Properties window
  • Click the Close button

Getting Connected:


  • Select Start
  • Select Connect To
  • Select the StuWireless network from the list and click the Connect button
  • Select: Enter/select additional log on information
  • Enter your TCU Username and password to continue
  • Enter Logon domain: TCU 

  • You will see a message: Successfully connected to StuWireless 
  • Click the Close button


Configuration of StuWireless is complete!