Go to: Start > Control Panel > Network Connections.
Select the icon labelled Wireless Network Connection and right click on it. Select Properties from the menu.
Click on the Wireless Networks tab. Press the Add button, which will bring up the Wireless Network Properties dialogue. The first tab in the wireless properties dialogue is labelled Association. Fill in the following values: Network name (SSID): UoL Libraries; Network authentication: WPA; Data encryption: TKIP
Now select the second tab in the wireless properties dialogue labelled Authentication. Select EAP Type: ProtectedEAP and untick the box labelled Authenticate as computer when computer information is available.
Then press the button labelled Properties.
On the Protected EAP Properties dialogue, untick the box labelled Validate server certificate and press the Configure button next to Select Authentication Method. In the EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties dialogue, untick Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any).
Click OK on all boxes to close them
Connecting to the wireless network
A speech balloon should pop up from the system tray at the bottom right-hand side of your screen. Click on it.
Windows will now open a new dialogue box asking for your user name and password.
Enter the barcode number from the front of the library card (without the spaces) as the user name.
Enter your last name in lower case as the password. For example, if your last name is “Smith”, you would need to type “smith” as your password.
If your login is successful, then the entry in the wireless network list for UoL Libraries should change to Connected. You will now be able to use the Internet.
If your login was unsuccessful, then a balloon will pop up asking you to try and enter the details again.
At this point, you can either click on the balloon which will open the login dialogue again, or disconnect from the wireless network and try again.
Once the Network & Sharing Centre opens click Manage wireless network.
In the Manage Wireless Networks dialogue window click Add
Click Manually create a network profile.
Enter UoL Libraries in the Network name text box.
Select WPA-Enterprise from the Security type selection drop-down and an Encryption type of TKIP. The Start this connection automatically checkbox needs a tick in it. Click Next.
Click Change connection settings
The property page for the wireless connection just created opens. Enable ‘Connect automatically when this network is in range’ and ‘Connect to a more preferred network if available’.
Switch to the security tab of this property page to verify you have the setting. Click the Settings… command button.
Untick the Validate server certificate and tick Enable Fast Reconnect checkboxes. Click the Configure… command button. Untick the Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any). Click OK.
Click the buttons of any open dialogue windows.
Important For Windows 7 users
Untick Remember my credentials for this connection each time I’m logged on. Click on Advanced Settings, tick Specify Authentication Mode and select User Authentication. Click OK and close.
You should see a pop-up in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen asking you to provide login credentials. Enter the login details (username is your membership number and password is your surname in lower case) remembering to leave the Login domain textbox blank. If the credentials are correct you should get connected to the UoL Libraries wireless network.
On some Samsung tablets, you find the Wi-Fi item on the Connections tab. Choose Wi-Fi to view a list of available Wi-Fi networks on the right side of the screen. Otherwise, the list shows up full screen.
Choose a wireless network from the list.
When no wireless networks are listed, you’re sort of out of luck regarding Wi-Fi access from your current location.
When asked enter your username enter your membership number and your password is your surname in lowercase.
Touch the Show Password check box so that you can see what you’re typing; some of those network passwords can be long.
Touch the Connect button.
The network is connected immediately.
If you are using Windows 7 or Vista, please check that the last part of the process has been completed properly.
Please ensure that your surname is typed in lower case.
Try refreshing your adapter by going into Control Panel > System > Device Manager > Network Adapters and disable your wireless adapter. Leave a moment and then enable – this refreshes your adapter settings.
Every now and again – although it is rare – the network might not be available due to technical problems. If this happens and the service is temporarily unavailable, please be patient as the service should soon resume.
Some Snow Leopard users have reported problems logging on to WiFi with Airport: this is resolved by restarting Airport or restarting the device.
You may also connect to the wireless network using the Eduroam service if your home institution is a member. You must set this up before coming to the Library as staff are not able to assist with setting up authentication to your home institution.