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Connecting on Campus using UB Secure with Windows Vista

Trouble Connecting to the Wi-Fi with Windows 10?

Make sure you have the latest updates installed on your device (see how). If you’re still having trouble, contact the UBIT Help Center.

Configure your Windows Vista computer for a secure connection to the UB Network on campus.

Connecting to Wi-Fi on Campus

UB Secure is the recommended access choice for connecting to UB's campus network. Your UBITName and password and all data transmitted from your device to the wireless access point (the campus network) are encrypted.

Create a Windows Vista profile for UB_Secure:

Use UB Secure WiFiSetup instead to configure and stay automatically connected anytime you’re on campus.


Use the manual instructions below only if UB Secure WiFiSetup doesn't work for your device.

  1. Select Start > Network > Network and Sharing Center.
  2. Select Manage Wireless Networks.
  3. If UB_Wireless is displayed, remove it so you do not automatically connect to this network. (You can add it back later.)
  4. Select Manually Create a Network Profile in the pop-up window.
  5. In the Manually connect to a wireless network screen:
    • Enter UB_Secure for Network Name.
    • Select WPA2-Enterprise in the Security type field.
    • Enter AES for Encryption type.
    • Leave the Security Key/Passphrase field blank.
    • Deselect Start this connection automatically. You can return after completing the setup to activate this setting. Selecting the option now interferes with the setup.

Click image to enlarge screenshot of step 5.

6.  Click Next

7.  Select Change connection settings.

8.  Select the Security tab. Select Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP) in the network authentication method field. Click Settings.

9.  Select Validate server certificate. Select Secured password (EAP_MSCHAP v2), make sure Enable Fast Reconnect is not selected. Select AddTruist Extrnal CA Root. Click Configure.

Click image to enlarge screenshot of step 9.

10.  Deselect Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any). Click OK. Click OK. Click OK.

11.  Select Connect To and double-click UB_Secure. On the first login attempt select Enter/Select additional log in information

12.  Use your UBITName and Password to log into all subsequent prompts.

Managing Your Windows Vista Profile

If you change your UBITName or password, you must delete and re-create your profile.

Still need help?

Don't know your UBITName or password? Call 716-645-3542, visit one of our two walk-in locations, or send a message.

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