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Connecting your Windows 8 notebook to SUNY Geneseo's Encrypted Wireless Network

These directions will help you setup access to Geneseo's encrypted 802.1x wireless network. Please note that Windows 8 is a new operating system, and you may encounter issues not yet discovered by our technical staff.

1. Windows 8 has a new user interface called Metro that is designed for touchscreen computers and handhelds. Because of this, you must move your mouse/trackpad pointer or finger to a corner of the screen for certain things to appear.

To begin configuring your Windows 8 computer for the wireless network, move your pointer to the upper- or lower-right corner without clicking to bring up the Charms menu. You may also swipe from the right with your finger.

Select the Settings charm.

2. From Settings, click the Wi-Fi icon above Notifications. If there are available wireless networks but your computer has not connected to any of them, the Wi-Fi icon will read "Available" underneath.

3. Select the Wi-Fi icon to bring up a list of networks in the area.
4. Windows will display a list of available wireless networks. Select the "SUNY Geneseo" network.

5. Click or tap Connect to access the network.

Enter your Geneseo Username and Password when prompted.

You will then be prompted to accept the authentication server's certificate to initiate encryption. This keeps your information safe. Always click Connect so your computer may access the network.

More Help
For questions about connecting to the encrypted wireless network or other computer related problems, contact the CIT HelpDesk. Stop by South Hall 225A, send email to helpdesk@geneseo.edu or call 585-245-5588.

 

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