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    Connect to SU_secure wireless on a PC, Mac, or mobile device

    Detail: Step by step:

    SU_secure is a Seattle University wireless network with strong encryption and a required login. Students, faculty, and staff can all connect to SU_secure, while guest accounts will need to use SU_wireless.Due to multiple WiFi networks existing at Seattle University, SU_Secure may need to be configured manually the first time that your computer connects to it. 

    To jump directly to the guide for your operating system, click on one of the links below. Or download the PDF version of a guide:


    Connect to SU_secure Wireless on Windows 7 and Vista

    Click here to download the Windows 7/SU_secure guide in PDF format.

    Step 1: Open Manage Wireless Networks

    • Click on the Start Menu.
    • Choose Control Panel.
    • Open Network Sharing Center.
    • Open Manage Wireless Networks.

    Step 2: Configure a Profile for SU_secure

    • In the Manage wireless networks that use (Wireless Connection) window, click on Add.

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    •  In the new window, select Manually create a network profile.

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    • In the Manually connect to a wireless network window, enter the following options:
      • Network Name: SU_secure
      • Security type: WPA2-Enterprise
      • Encryption type: AES
      • Check the box for Start this connection automatically
    • Click Next.

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    • In the window that appears, click Change connection settings.

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    • In the SU_secure Wireless Network Properties window, check the box for Connect automatically when this network is in range.

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    •  Select the Security tab and enable the following options:
      • Security type: WPA2-Enterprise
      • Encryption type: AES
      • Choose a network authentication method: Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP)
    • Click Settings.

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    • In the Protected EAP Properties window, select the following options:
      • Validate server certificate should be unchecked
      • Enable Fast Reconnect should be unchecked.

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    • Click on the Configure button next to Secured Password (EAP-MSCHAP-v2).
      • For University-issued laptops, select Automatically use my Windows logon name and password.
      • For Personal laptops, do NOT select this option.
    • Click OK.

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    Step 3: Connect to SU_secure

    • Select the Wireless Network Connections icon in the lower right-hand corner of your screen


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    • Select SU_secure from the list and click Connect.

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    • You'll see this window, indicating that your computer is attempting to connect.

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    • Personally owned computers will be prompted to enter their SU network credentials when logging onto the network. 

      NOTE: If/When you change your SU password every 90 days, you will need to revisit this step.

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    Troubleshooting SU_secure Setup or Connectivity on Windows 7 or Vista

    Having trouble connecting to SU_secure? Click below to find instructions for common problems:


    Connect to SU_secure on Windows XP

    Click here to download the SU_secure/Windows XP guide in PDF format.

    Step 1: Add a New Wireless Network

    • Double-click the Wireless Network Connections icon (in the image below, this icon is on the far left)


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    • In the Wireless Network Connection window, click Change Advanced Settings at the bottom of the blue sidebar at the left.

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    • Select the Wireless Networks tab.
    • Under Preferred networks, choose Add.

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    Step 2: Configure the Wireless Network Properties 

    • In the Wireless network properties window, select the following options:
      • Network name (SSID): SU_secure
      • Network Authentication: WPA2
      • Data encryption: AES

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    •  Select the Authentication tab
      • in the EAP type menu, select Protected EAP (PEAP).

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    •  In the Authentication tab, click Properties to open the Protected EAP Properties window. Select the following options:
      • Validate server certificate box: NOT checked.
      • Enable Fast reconnect box: NOT checked.
      • Select Authentication method: Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2)
    • Click on Configure... next to the drop-down menu that now reads "Secured Password EAP-MSCHAP v2."

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    • In the EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties window
      • For University issued laptops, then check the box to Automatically use my Windows Logon name and password.
      • For personal laptops, the do NOT select this option. 
    • Click OK until all the windows are closed. (Yay you're done!)

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    Optional Step: Sign in with SU credentials from personal laptop

    • If your computer is not an University issued laptop, then you will be prompted to enter a username, password, and login domain the first time you log in (and every 90 days when you change your password).
      • Enter your SU username and password.
      • Enter the login domain as seattleu 

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    Connect to SU_secure on a Mac

    Click here to download the Mac/SU_secure guide as a PDF

    Step 1: Use your AirPort to connect to SU_secure

    • Click on the icon for the Airport at the top of your screen.
    • Choose SU_secure from the menu.


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    Step 2: Enter your credentials.

    • You will be prompted to enter your SU username and password.
    • If connecting from a personally owned laptop, you may need to enter your username as your full email address (ex.
    • Make sure that 802.1X is set to Automatic.
    • Check Remember this network.
    • Click OK.

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    Step 3: Accept Security Certificate

    • When prompted, click Continue to accept the security certificate.
    • Your Mac will now remember the SU_secure network.

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     Optional Step

    • Click on the AirPort icon and select SU_secure.
    • Type in seattleu\username and your password.

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    Last Reviewed on: 2015-01-07