LU wireless networks and VPN (Microsoft Windows 8)

windows 8 wireless

Here's a manual how to configure wireless networks of University of Latvia - "LU-WIFI", "LU" un "eduroam" - in Microsoft Windows 8 operating system.

"LU-WIFI" wireless network (authentication in browser)
"LU" wireless network (additional configuration required to WPA2)
"eduroam" wireless network (additional configuration required to WPA2 and username must be with trailing @lu.lv)
LU private network VPN (additional configuration required, connection to VPN server 5.179.0.66 and authentication)


LU-WIFI

In system tray click on network connections icon.

windows 8 wireless

Look for "LU-WIFI" in list of available wireless networks.

windows 8 wireless

Select it with left mouse click and click "Connect".

windows 8 wireless

Connecting...

windows 8 wireless

Connected with limited availability. Technically it means that authentication procedure must be run in browser.

windows 8 wireless

Open browser. The built-in Microsoft Internet Exlporer will do just fine. Opening whatever webpage a prompt is presented and also security certificate warning.

Click "Continue to this website (not recommended)".

windows 8 wireless

Provide your username and password in the corresponding fields and click "Submit".

windows 8 wireless

Voila ! We've connected, LU portal is opened, "LU-WIFI" is now usable.

windows 8 wireless

To disconnect from "LU-WIFI" wireless network, look for "LU-WIFI", select it and click "Disconnect".

windows 8 wireless


LU

To begin configuration of "LU" wireless network, click on network icon in system tray and select "Open Network and Sharing Center".

windows 8 wireless

Click "Set up a new connection or network".

windows 8 wireless

Click "Manually connect to a wireless network".

windows 8 wireless

Fill the required fields.

Network name: LU
Security type: WPA2-Enterprise
Encryption type: AES

Click "Next".

windows 8 wireless

Bezvadu tīkla konfigurācija ir saglabāta, taču vēl šis tas jāpielabo. Spiežam "Change connection settings".

windows 8 wireless

In "Security" tab make sure that "Security type" is WPA2-Enterprise and "Encryption type" is AES.
In the "Choose a network authentication method" field choose "Microsoft Protected EAP (PEAP)" and click "Settings".

windows 8 wireless

Disable the "Verify the server's identity validating the certificate" checkbox.

Make sure that "Select Authentication Method" is "Secured Password (EAP-MSCHAP v2)". Click "Configure".

windows 8 wireless

Make sure that checkbox "Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any)" is disabled. Click OK and close other windows.

windows 8 wireless

In system tray click on network connection icon.

windows 8 wireless

Find "LU" and select it. Click "Connect".

windows 8 wireless

Enter your LU username and password when prompted and confirm with OK.

windows 8 wireless

Connected.

windows 8 wireless


eduroam

To begin configuration of "LU" wireless network, click on network icon in system tray and select "Open Network and Sharing Center".

windows 8 wireless

Click "Set up a new connection or network".

windows 8 wireless

Click "Manually connect to a wireless network".

windows 8 wireless

Fill the required fields.

Network name: eduroam
Security type: WPA2-Enterprise
Encryption type: AES

Click "Next".

windows 8 wireless

Configuration has been saved but some tweaks are necessary. Click "Change connection settings".

windows 8 wireless

In "Security" tab make sure that "Security type" is WPA2-Enterprise and "Encryption type" is AES.
In the "Choose a network authentication method" field choose "Microsoft Protected EAP (PEAP)" and click "Settings".

windows 8 wireless

Disable "Verify the server's identity validating the certificate" checkbox

Pārliecināmies, ka "Select Authentication Method" ir "Secured Password (EAP-MSCHAP v2)". Spiežam "Configure".

windows 8 wireless

Make sure that "Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any)" checkbox is disabled. Click OK and close other windows.

windows 8 wireless

Click on network connection icon in system tray.

windows 8 wireless

Find "eduroam" and select it. Click "Connect".

windows 8 wireless

Enter your LU username and password when prompted.
ATTENTION ! In "eduroam" network your username must also contain trailing @lu.lv (as in screenshot)

windows 8 wireless

Connected.

windows 8 wireless


VPN

To create a connection with LU VPN servers, right click network connection icon in system tray and choose "Open Network and Sharing Center".

windows 8 wireless

Click "Set up a new connection or network".

windows 8 wireless

Click "Connect to a workplace".

windows 8 wireless

Choose "Use my Internet connection (VPN)".

windows 8 wireless

Internet address: 5.179.0.66
Destination name: give this connection a name just like for a file, for example, LANET VPN

Click "Create".

windows 8 wireless

Connecting...

windows 8 wireless

When connection preset has been created, left click on network connection icon in system tray.

windows 8 wireless

Look for "LANET VPN" and create "Connect". May we remind that this connection requires an internet connection and it is not a connection to internet on its own.

windows 8 wireless

Enter your LU username and password.

windows 8 wireless

Connecting...

windows 8 wireless

Connected.

windows 8 wireless