General WPA2 Enterprise Requirements

Requirements

A 802.11a/g/n/ac wireless network card that supports WPA2 Enterprise.

Check with your vendor to see if your wireless network card supports WPA2 Enterprise. You can also check with the Wi-Fi Alliance to see a list of cards that support WPA2 Enterprise.

To configure your wireless device to use WPA2 Enterprise, you should be signed in with the local Administrator account, or an account which is a member of the computer's Administrator group. If you do not have Administrator privileges, you must have someone who has Administrator privileges configure WPA2 Enterprise for you.

General WPA2 Enterprise Parameters:

Here are the general WPA2 Enterprise parameters you will need in order to configure your wireless device to use the uog-wifi-secure network:

SSID: uog-wifi-secure

Authentication: WPA2

Encryption: AES

802.1x/EAP Type: PEAP

Authentication Method: MS-CHAP V2

Certificate Authority: thawte Primary Root CA

Certificate Servers: acs-annu.net.uoguelph.ca

Client Side Certificate: No

Reliability

We are working to make the system as reliable as possible. However, wireless networks are not as reliable as wired networks, just as cell phones are not as reliable as traditional phones. Being a radio device, wireless networks are also subject to interference, resulting in loss of transmission. Reliability is a key priority for this service.

Interference

Interference is an inevitable performance factor with wireless networking. Since WLAN technology is based on radio devices, clear and unobstructed transmission is paramount and this is also the principal reason that wired networks ultimately remain more reliable than wireless ones. Trees, masonry and microwaves are some of the most common sources of interference. Even seemingly harmless devices such as microwave ovens, alarm systems, and cordless phones can cause interference on a wireless network.