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The steps below require you to meet either one of the two conditions below...

  • You have a UCCS username and password (because you are are a student, faculty or staff; have a POI account; etc...)
    ... or ...
  • You have obtained a guest username and password (through self-registration or by contacting the OIT Help Desk)

If neither of the above apply to you, please visit the UCCS-Guest information page.

Step 1: Opening Network Connections

Click the wireless networking icon in the system tray, typically located in the lower right side of the screen near the clock.

Step 2: Open Network and Sharing Center

Click Open Network and Sharing Center

Step 3: Set up a New Connection

Click Set up a new connection or network

Step 4: Manually connect to a wireless network

Click Manually connect to a wireless network

Step 5: Enter the connection information

Enter the settings shown below, then click Next.

Network name: UCCS-Wireless
Security type: WPA2-Enterprise
Encryption type: AES
Security key: <leave blank>
Start this connection automatically = checked
Connect even if the network is not broadcasting = unchecked

Step 6: Change connection settings

Click Change Connection Settings

Step 7: Change connection settings

Click the Security tab. Make sure the security type and the encryption type match the image below.
Then click on Settings.

Step 8: Change connection settings continued...

Make sure the box next to Validate server certificate is checked.
In the list of Trusted Root Certificate Authorities, check the box for COMODO RSA Certificate Authority
Check the box next to Do not prompt user to authorize new servers or trusted certificate authorities

Then click Configure...

Step 9: Change connection settings continued...

Uncheck the box next to Automatically use my Windows logon name and password
Then click OK
Then click OK again 

Step 10: Change advanced settings

Click Advanced settings

Step 11: Change advanced settings continued...

Check the box next to Specify authentication mode.
Then click OK
Then click OK again
Then click CLOSE

Step 12: Enter your username and password

After a moment, a dialog bubble should appear asking for additional information to connect to UCCS-Wireless... click on the dialog bubble
After clicking the bubble, you should be prompted for your UCCS username and password. Enter it here and click OK


Your device should now be connected to UCCS-Wireless.
You can verify you are connected by clicking the wireless network icon in the lower right corner.

Your device should now be connected to UCCS-Wireless.