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Unifi - Windows 7 - manual

The following describes the process for manually configuring Windows 7 for Unifi in the event that regular setup process fails

Configuration


Step one

From the 'system tray'in the lower right corner of your screen, you should see a 'wireless network icon' like what is pictured below.

Step 1 - Windows 7 Manual Unifi Setup

Select this icon to open the list of available wireless networks in range of the device

NOTE: If there is no network icon in the system tray, it may be hidden within the 'less frequently used items' area, which can be expanded by selecting the 'up-arrow', typically on the left-most edge of the system tray.

Step two

From the Connection panel select 'Open Network and Sharing Center'.

Step 2 - Windows 7 Manual Unifi Setup

Step three

In the Network and Sharing Center select ‘Manage Wireless Networks’.

Step four

In Manage Wireless Networks select ‘Add’.

Step 4 - Windows 7 Manual Unifi Setup

Step five

Select ‘Manually create network profile’.

Step 5 - Windows 7 Manual Unifi Setup

Step six

Enter the following information:

Network name: ‘Unifi’

Note: it is essential that the "U" is capitalized.

Security type: ‘WPA2-Enterprise’

Step 6 - Windows 7 Manual Unifi Setup

Click "Next".

Step seven

Select ‘Change connection settings’.

Step 7 - Windows 7 Manual Unifi Setup

Step eight

Select the ‘Security’ tab at the top of the box.

Change the network authentication method to ‘Protected EAP’.

Step 8 - Windows 7 Manual Unifi Setup

Click ‘Settings’.

Step nine

Un-check the box for ‘Validate server certificate’.

Step 9 - Windows 7 Manual Unifi Setup

Click ‘Configure’.

Step 10 - Windows 7 Manual Unifi Setup

Un-check the box for Automatically using your Windows credentials.

Click ‘OK’.

Step ten

Click ‘Advanced Settings’ (from Step Eight).

Check the ‘Specify authentication mode’ box. In the drop down menu chose ‘User authentication’.

Step 11 - Windows 7 Manual Unifi Setup

Click ‘OK’ and then click ‘OK’.

Step eleven

Click on the pop-up requesting ‘Additional information’, which will appear in the lower right hand corner of the screen.

Step 12 - Windows 7 Manual Unifi Setup

Step twelve

You will be prompted for your Unifi credentials

Step 13 - Windows 7 Manual Unifi Setup

  • The "username" is your UWA Person ID (e.g. 12345679)
  • The "password" is your associated Pheme password.

You are done!

After a few seconds you should be notified that the connection was established successfully. You now have Internet access.

 

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