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Windows Vista – Wireless Checklist


Note: Disable all third party wireless utilities such as Intel Pro Wireless or Dell Wireless WLAN Utility. Disable any firewall to complete the ODU-WIRELESS configuration.



1. Right click the Network icon (icon is a computer with a globe) in the system tray.

Connect to network, Vista.


  • Click on the option Network and Sharing Center.


Network and Sharing Center Vista.


2. On the left hand side, select Manage wireless networks.

Manage Wireless Networks Vista.


3. Click on the +Add option, to setup the new wireless connection ODU-WIRELESS.

+Add Network on a Windows Vista machine.


4. Select the option Manually create a network profile.

This will allow us to enter the specific wireless settings that will allow your computer to connect to ODU-WIRELESS.

Manually create a network profile.


5. Enter ODU-WIRELESS for Network Name, Security type should be WPA2 and Encryption type AES.

Authentication WPA2 and encryption AES.


6. Click the Change connection settings to alter additional settings for your ODU-Wireless connection.

Change Connection Settings.


7. Make sure that the boxes checked and unchecked match the picture located below.

The option connect to a more preferred network if available must be unchecked.

Select the Security tab to continue.

Uncheck and Security Tab.


8. Under the Security tab, ensure that the following fields are correct:

Security type: WPA2 Encryption type: AES Authentication method: Protected EAP (PEAP).

Click on Settings beside (PEAP) Authentication method.

Security - WPA2 and Encryption - AES.


9. The Authentication Method should be set to Secured password (EAP-MSCHAPP v2)

Also, make sure the boxes checked match the picture located below.

Click on Configure next to the Authentication Method.

Authentication Method.


10. Make sure that this box is unchecked if you log into windows with anything other than your ODC account.

Click OK here then click OK in the Protect EAP Properties window.

After this click OK on all other windows.

Make sure that this box is unchecked if you log into windows with anything other than your ODC account.


11. It is important that you click on this Network balloon to enter your ODU login information.

DO NOT click on the X located to the right. If you so happen to click on the X on the right hand

side and not on the balloon itself you should wait until it pops up again.

Do not click on the X located to the right.


12. Enter your ODU User name and Password but leave domain option blank.

Enter your ODU User name and Password but leave domain option blank.


13. It is important that you click on this Network balloon to enter your ODU login information.

DO NOT click on the X located to the right. If you so happen to click on the X on the right hand

side and not on the balloon itself you should wait until it pops up again.

Click the Network balloon.


14. Click the OK button to Validate Server Certificate and your ODU Wireless should be configured and ready.

Ok to validate Certificate.


15. Select Public Location to keep your all your shared documents and files secure.

Set network to public location.

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