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Connecting to Wired ResNet using Windows 7.
The ResNet network uses an encryption method called 802.1x to secure your connection to the network. It offers a much safer connection than an unencrypted open network. Windows 7 has support for wired 802.1x but it is not enabled by default. This guide will lead you through configuring your computer and connecting to the wired ResNet service. To carry out these connection changes you will be required to be logged into the laptop with administrator rights.

Step 1 : Enable the Wired AutoConfig service
1. Click the start button to bring up the start menu. 2. In the Run window at the bottom of the start menu type services.msc and hit enter. 3. Find Wired AutoConfig in the list and right click on the service and select properties.

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4. Under the Startup type dropdown menu select Automatic and then OK.

5. Restart your computer.

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Step 2 Configure Credentials
1. On the start menu click on Network, then select Network and Sharing Centre. 2. Click Change Adapter Settings on the left hand side. 3. Right click on Local Area Connection then click Properties. 4. On the Authentication tab select Enable 802.1x authentication and in the drop down select Microsoft Protected EAP (PEAP) menu

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5. Click Settings and ensure the dropdown says Secured password (EAP-MSCHAPv2)

6. Click configure and uncheck the checkbox. Now close all open windows by clicking OK.

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7. Plug your supplied network cable in to your computer and wall socket. You will be prompted for your Bangor University username and password.

8. If this window appears click Connect.

You are now connected to the wired ResNet service. You may wish to look at the following links for further details about the service....

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