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IGB Wireless Settings

  • Security Type - WPA2 Enterprise
  • Encryption Type - AES
  • Authentication/EAP Method - PEAP
  • Inner Authentication/Authentication Method - MSCHAP V2
  • Username: University NetID
  • Password: IGB Password

Mac OS X

  • In OSX click on the wireless icon on the upper right corner of your screen by the clock.
  • Select IGB from the list.


  • A popup box will appear requesting your authentication information.
  • Type in your IGB username and password to connect.


  • Click continue when asked for the authentication


  • Type in your computer username and password to authorize the changes


Windows 7/8/10

  • Windows 7 should automatically detect the settings. If it does not, below are screenshots to setup the IGB wireless network
  • Click the wireless icon on the lower right part of the desktop (you may have to hit to view available wireless networks, then right click the IGB network and select Properties

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  • On the IGB Wireless Network Properties window select:
    • Security type: WPA2-Enterprise
    • Encryption type: AES
    • Choose a network authentication method: Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP)

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  • Click on the Settings button. On the new window Protected EAP Properties set the following:
    • Uncheck Validate server certificate.
    • Select Authentication Method: Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2)

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  • Click on Configure and Uncheck Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any).

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  • click OK on all open windows
  • A few seconds later a small yellow balloon will apear on the lower right part of the desktop, click it to open the authentication window, input in your IGB username,password and leave the Domain blank.
  • If a small window comes up after you authenticate mentioning a certificate hit Ok on it.

Windows Vista

  • Click on the Start icon and select Control Panel
  • Choose Network and Sharing Center
  • Select Manage Wireless Networks from the list on the left
  • Click Add
  • Choose to Manually Create a Network Profile
  • Add the Network name: IGB
  • Choose the Security type: WPA2-Enterprise
  • Choose the Encryption type: AES
  • Make sure both boxes are ticked:
    • Start this connection automatically
    • Connect even if the network is not broadcasting
  • Click Next
  • It will tell you that it has Successfully added IGB.
  • Now you need to click on Change connection settings
  • Select the Security tab and click on Settings
  • Untick Validate Server Certificate
  • Tick Enable Fast Reconnect
  • Select Authentication method: Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2)
  • Click on Configure
  • Untick Automatically use my windows password ...
  • Click OK until you return to the Manually connect to a wireless network window
  • Click on Connect to ...
  • Select IGB as the network to connect to and click Connect:*Click on the bubble Additional information is required to connect to IGB
  • Type your IGB username
  • Type your password
  • Leave the Logon Domain field blank
  • Click OK and you should be connected to the IGB network


  • The following steps works successfully on Ubuntu 10.10. They should be similar on different version of Ubuntu, Fedora, or other Linux versions.
  • When you attempt to connect to the IGB network, the box below should appear.
  • Change Authentication to "Protected EAP (PEAP)"
  • Type your netID in the Username field.
  • Type your IGB password in the password field.
  • Click "Connect".

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  • The following box will then appear
  • Check "Don't warn me again".
  • Click on "Ignore".

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Android Phones/Tablets

  • On your Android phone or table go to Settings->Wireless & networks->Wi-Fi settings
  • Turn on Wi-Fi
  • Select IGB from the list of Wi-Fi Networks
  • A settings box should a appear with the list of settings. Make sure the following are all set.
    • EAP method - PEAP
    • Phase 2 authentication - None
    • CA certificate - (unspecified) or select "Do not Validate"
    • User certificate - (unspecified)
    • Identity - Enter your netID
    • Anonymous identity - Leave blank
    • Password - IGB password
    • Click Connect

Apple iPhones/iPads

  • On your iOS device, click on "Settings" on your home screen
  • On the settings screen, click on Wi-Fi


  • Make sure that the Wi-Fi slider is set to "ON"
  • Select IGB from the list of Wi-Fi Networks
    • If you do not see IGB, make sure you are within IGB, and turn off and on the Wi-Fi.


  • Click on IGB and enter your IGB username and password.


  • Click "Accept" when it asks for Certificate Authentication.


  • You should now be connected to our IGB wireless network.