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Windows 7 Wireless Setup Instructions

Published: Jun 05, 2013

Before proceeding make sure you have the latest Service Packs and Windows updates installed, and also make sure your wireless adapter has the latest drivers. If your computer has a built-in wireless adapter, download the latest drivers from the computer manufacturer's website. If you have an external wireless adapter, download the latest drivers from the adapter manufacturer's website. Note: we have seen issues where the drivers downloaded from the manufacturer's website do not work. To work around this problem, uninstall your wireless card, and reinstall it only this time try using the Microsoft drivers (the drivers that come with the operating system).

In most instances, Windows 7 will automatically detect and configure your wireless network adapter to connect to "lsuasecure". In this handout we provide instructions on how to connect to "lsuasecure" both through the automatic process and also manually. 

Automatically connecting to lsuasecure

1. From your Desktop, click on the Start button, then click Connect to button.
2. Select lsuasecure and click on Connect button.
3. Click on Enter/Select additional log on information.
4. Enter your LSUA username and password. Leave the Log on Domain field empty.
5. You might get a window asking you to validate a server certificate. Click on OK button. 

Manually connecting to lsuasecure 

To configure you wireless adapter manually, follow these instructions:

1. From your Laptop/Desktop, click on the Start button, then RIGHT click on Network and select Properties.

 2. Click on Set up a network connection or network, then double-click on Manually connect to a wireless network (or Manage wireless Networks). Enter the following information:

Network name: lsuasecure
Security type: WPA2-Enterprise
Encryption type: TKIP

Check the box that says “Start this connection automatically”
Click the Next button.
3. Click on Change connection settings
4. Click on the Security tab and make sure the Security type and encryption type are:

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

Then click on the Settings... button.

5. Check the following checkboxes

Validate server Certificate

Then in the box Titled Trusted Root Certification Authorities: choose Thawte Premium Server CA

Then click on the Configure... button.

 6. Uncheck the box Automatically use my Windows logon name and password.
Click OK and OK on the rest of the opened windows until you get to the Manually connect to a wireless network page. Click on Connect to... Highlight lsuasecure and click on the Connect to... button. Check at the lower right corner of your laptop/desktop. A small window should pop up asking you for additional information. Click on it and enter your LSUA username and password. Leave the Log on Domain field empty.

If you need help, call the IET Services at (318) 473-6574 or stop by IETServices, Technology Center (TC 107) for Personal Assistance. 

  • Wireless
  • Network