Using 3Com to Connect to Ohlone's Wireless Network - Ohlone Wireless Networking, Information Technology (IT) Department

Access to Ohlone's Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) requires that you have an Ohlone College "Computer Lab Account". You can create and/or update this account from the Ohlone College Web Services Accounts page (also available at or in WebAdvisor by selecting "Manage Your Web Services Account").

Click on "Create New Connection" to bring up this box:

Click on the network you wish to associate to, and then click on Advanced Connection Settings to bring up the configuration box. Give the profile a name, and add it to the automatic profile selection. By checking the automatic profile selection box, you will automatically connect to the network when it is available.

Next, configure security by selecting the Security tab. For encryption, choose "Use WEP 802.1X". Configure for Open System Authentication, with PEAP as the 802.1X authentication method.

Click on the PEAP properties tab at the bottom.

Check "Validate server certificate" as this ensures you are connecting to the network you think you are. Select the Ohlone Wireless CA certificate as the Trusted Root CA. Clear the "Enable Fast Reconnect" box.

For the Authentication at the bottom, select EAP-MSCHAP-V2. Pull up the properties by clicking on the Configure button. Disable the "Automatically use Windows logon name and password" by unchecking the box on the EAP-MSCHAP-V2 properties dialog box.

Under TCP/IP, check the DHCP server box so that the wireless card will automatically attempt to obtain an address after successfully authenticating to the network.

[ Return to Wireless Networking Tutorial index ]