Secured Wireless Network (uofm-wpa) setup for Windows 7

Basic setup instructions for Windows 7

The following instructions cover the basic installation and specific setup for connecting to the UofM secure wireless network using Windows 7.

Click on the Network Icon at the bottom right corner and choose:

The uofm-secure wifi connection

Click Connect

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When prompted,

Students: enter your myumanitoba email address and password

student authentification

Staff: enter your umnetid and password

Click Ok.

Click the Connect button.

Give it a few seconds and you're connected

If asked click on the "work" network


If these steps do not work, please try the Advanced Setup below


Advanced Setup Instructions for Windows 7


Click on the Network Icon at the bottom right corner and choose:

Open Network and Sharing Centre

Click on Set up a connection or network.

Select Manually connect to a wireless network and click Next.

Network Name: uofm-secure
Security Type: WPA2-Enterprise
Encryption Type: AES
Click Next


Click Change connection settings

change connect settings

Select the appropriate checkboxes as appropriate.


Then click on the Security tab.

Choose a network authentication method: Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP)

Click on Settings

Put a checkmark in the box beside: Validate server certificate 

From the Trusted Root Certification Authorities section choose:
GlobalSign Root CA

Under Select Authentication Method choose: Secure password
Click on Configure

Remove the checkmark from Automatically use my Windows logon name and password.
Click on OK.

Click on OK once again.

You should now be back at Wireless Network Properties for uofm-secure
Click on Advanced Settings
Put a check mark in Specify authentication mode
Choose User authentication from the drop down menu

Click on OK


Click OK to close the Wireless Network Properties.

You should get a bubble in the lower right-hand corner of the screen that looks something like this:
additional information

Students: enter your myumanitoba email address and password

student 2

Staff: enter your umnetid and password

staff 2

 Click OK.

You should now be connected to uofm-secure.

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If you've been unsuccessful and need help with your wireless, please contact the IST Help & Solutions Centre-


Help & Solutions Centre
(Mon-Fri 8:00am to 8:00pm)*
123 Fletcher Argue
Bannatyne Service Desk
(Mon-Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm)*
230 NJM Library

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