Wireless Setup for Microsoft Windows 8

Note: These instructions are accurate for the new release of Windows 8.1.

If you are a current Hudson Valley Community College student or employee you may connect your Windows 8 computer to our wireless network by following the instructions below.

Step 1

From the Start Menu, select the Desktop tile.

Windows 8 Start Menu

Step 2

Right click on the Network icon

Windows 8 network iconin Windows 8
Windows 8.1 network iconin Windows 8.1

and select Open Network and Connection Sharing.

Network menu

Step 3

Select Setup a new connection or network.

Network and Sharing Center

Step 4

Select Manually connect to a wireless network and then select Next button.

Set Up a Connection or Network wizard

Step 5

Enter the following values:

Network Name: HVCC-COMM
Security Type: WPA2-Enterprise
Encryption Type: AES

Select the Next button.

Manually connect to wireless network dialog box

Step 6

Select Change connection settings.

Change Connection Settings button

Step 7

Select the Security tab.

Check Remember my credentials for this connection each time I'm logged on.

Select the Settings button.

HVCC-COMM Wireless Network Properties Security Tab

Step 8

Uncheck Verifying the server’s identity by validating the certificate.

Uncheck Enable Fast Reconnect.

Select the Configure button.

Protected EAP Properties window

Step 9

Uncheck Automatically use my Windows logon name and password.

Select the OK button twice to return to the “HVCC-COMM Wireless Network Properties” window.

EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties window

Step 10

Select Advanced settings.

HVCC-COMM Wireless Network properties Security Tab

Step 11

Select the 802.1x settings tab.

Check Specify authentication mode.

Select User authentication from the drop down menu.

Select OK for the remaining panels.

Select the Close button for the manual wireless network windows.

Security Advanced Settings

Step 12

Select the Network icon

Windows 8 network iconin Windows 8
Windows 8.1 network iconin Windows 8.1

For HVCC-COMM, uncheck Connect automatically and select Connect.

HVCC-COMM network in network menu

Step 13

Enter your HVCC username and password in the required fields.

Select the OK button.

HVCC username/password prompt

Your wireless icon in the notification area will now be filled in and if you left-click the icon, HVCC-COMM should now say “Connected”.


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