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Windows Instructions for NSCAD Wireless Networks

Accessing NSCADM (staff/faculty) and NSCStudent (students):












Accessing NSCADG:

  In the list of available networks detected by your PC, choose NSCADG. You will be
  prompted for a password only.

  The current password is artisdope. The NSCAD community will be notified when this
  password changes.


*screenshots show NSCADM, but instructions also apply to NSCStudent

•  Go to Control Panel.

•  Select Network and Internet.

•  Select “View network status and tasks.”

•  Windows 7: In the left-hand pane of the window that appears, select “Manage Wireless Networks”, then select the Add tab. The “Manually connect to a wireless network” wizard will appear. Select “Manually create a network profile.”

•  Windows 10: choose "Set up a new connection or network". In the new window, select "Manually connect to a wireless network" and then "Next".




•  In the “Network name” field, enter NSCADM if you are staff /faculty or NSCStudent if you are a student.

•  From the “Security type” drop-down list, select WPA2-Enterprise.

•  From the “Encryption type” drop-down list, select AES.

•  If you connect your computer to a wired connection at NSCAD, you might want to un-check “Start this connection automatically”.

•  Click the Next button.








•  Select “Change connection settings”.










•  In the Wireless Network Properties window, select the Security tab.

•  From the drop-down list to the right of “Security type”, select WPA2-Enterprise.

•  From the drop-down list to the right of “Encryption type”, select AES.

•  From the drop-down list below “Choose a network authentication method”, select "Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP)". If you don't want to have to enter your user name and password each time you connect, you can check the box beside "Remember my credentials for this connection each time I’m logged on”.

•  Select the Settings button to the right of "Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP)".







•  Make sure “Validate server certificate” box is NOT checked.

•  Click the Configure button.


















•  Un-check “Automatically use my Windows logon name and password”.

•  Click on OK.




•  Back in the main Security tab (see image 4 for reference), click/tap the Advanced settings button.

•  Choose the 802.1X tab.

•  Confirm the following settings:
   ¤  “Specify authentication mode” is checked.
   ¤  The drop-down list below “Specify authentication mode” shows “User authentication”.
   ¤  “Enable single sign on for this network” is checked.
   ¤  The radio button to the left of “Perform immediately after user logon” is selected.
   ¤  The blank to the right of “Maximum delay (seconds):” shows 10.
   ¤  “Allow additional dialogs to be displayed during single sign on” is checked.
   ¤  “This network uses separate virtual LANs for machine and user authentication” is not checked.





•  In the 802.11 tab, clear the box beside "Enable Pairwise Master Key caching" so that it is NOT checked.

•  Click/tap "OK" and you will end up back at the "Successfully added NSCADM/NSCStudent" window, at which point you can click on the "Close" button.












•  Windows 7: Down at the bottom of your Windows screen (the taskbar), you should see a prompt for additional information. Click on the balloon and a sign-in window will appear.

Windows 10: click on the Wi-Fi icon in the taskbar and look for your newly-added network in the list of available networks. Double-click on it and you should be prompted to enter your user name and password.

•  Enter the same user name and password that you use to log into your NSCAD email account (but without the "" or the "" after your user name). Click OK and you should be connected to the wireless network in a few seconds.