Information Technology Services (ITS)

Wireless Configuration for Microsoft Windows Vista

If you are a current Hudson Valley Community College student or employee you may connect your Windows Vista computer to our wireless network by following the instructions below.

Step 1

Open the Start Menu and select Network.

Windows Vista Start Menu

Step 2

Select Network and Sharing Center.

Windows Vista Network and Sharing Center

Step 3

Select Manage wireless networks.

Manage Wireless Networks

Step 4

Select Add.


Step 5

Select Manually create network profile.

Manually create network profile

Step 6

Enter HVCC-COMM (case sensitive) for Network Name, WPA2-Enterprise for Security type, and AES for Encryption type; then select Next.

Note: If AES is not available in the Encryption type field, your wireless card is not supported or your card might require a firmware/driver update. Check with your card/PC manufacturer.

Manually connect to a wireless network

Step 7

Select the Change connection settings option.

Change connection settings

Step 8

Select the Security tab.

Wireless Network Properties

Step 9

Deselect the Cache user information for subsequent connections to this network option.

Select Settings…

Wireless Network Properties

Step 10

Deselect Validate server certificate.

Deselect Enable Fast Reconnect.

Select Configure…

Protected EAP Properties

Step 11

Deselect Automatically use my Windows Logon name and password (and domain if any) and select Ok.

Select Ok on the Protected EAP Properties dialogue box and then the HVCC-COMM Wireless Network Properties dialogue box.

EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties

Step 12

Select Connect to…

Manually connect to a wireless network

Step 13

Select HVCC-COMM, and then select Connect.

Select a network to connect to

Step 14

If you do not see this dialog stating Windows cannot connect to HVCC-COMM, continue to step 15.

If you do see this dialog, please select close on all dialogues; reboot the computer. Then go to Step 19.

Windows cannot connect to HVCC-COMM

Step 15

Select Enter/select additional log on information.

Additional log on information

Step 16

Enter your HVCC username and password and then select OK. Leave the Logon domain field blank.

Enter Credentials

Step 17

You should see the following screen connecting you to HVCC-COMM.

Connecting to HVCC-COMM

Step 18

Once connected, select Close on the Connect to network dialogue.

Successfully connected to HVCC-COMM

Step 19

Connecting to HVCC-COMM after a reboot of your computer or disabling then enabling of the network adapter is done by selecting anywhere in the Additional information is required to connect to HVCC-COMM bubble. You will then be sent to step 16.

DO NOT select the ‘X’ to close the Additional information is required to connect to HVCC-COMM bubble.

Windows notification