The IT Network Services Group maintains a robust wireless data network throughout our campuses. This network provides mobile access to the Internet, including computing resources at the HSC and throughout the world. Based on 802.11a/b/g/n technology, the wireless data network is constantly being expanded and improved to meet changing demands.

TAMHSC Guest Wireless Access:
Access TAMHSC Guest Wireless in 3 steps

Wireless Locations
Check the availability of wireless at your location. Note: TAMHSC Wireless is available at all TAMHSC operated buildings. TAMHSC wireless is not available in most shared buildings at the request of building owner(s).

Wireless Configurations

1. Click the Apple and select System Preferences from the drop down menu.                                  Step 1 10.7 wifi connect

2. A System Preferences window will appear. Select Network from the Internet and Wireless row.Step 2 10.7 wifi connect

3. When the network window appears perform the following steps in order.

  • Click the padlock in the lower left to unlock it using your Computers Login Username and Password if it is not already unlocked.
  • Verify that the WiFi status is On. (if not click Turn Wi-Fi On)
  • Select tamhsc from the Network Name drop down menu.

Step 3 10.7 wifi connect

4. A window will drop down requesting your TAMHSC Username and Password. Enter it and select Join.                           Step 4 10.7 wifi connect

5. If this is your first time joining this network you will get an Authentication pop up. Click ContinueStep 5 10.7 wifi connect

6. Another window may pop about Certificate Trust Settings. Type your Computers Login Username and Password (not tamhsc credentials) and select Update Settings.Step 6 10.7 wifi connect

7. If any windows are left open, Apply the settings and close them. You should be joined to the network now.

1. Browse to the Control Panel and select Network and Sharing Center.

2. Select the link to Manage wireless networks.

3. Choose Add to Add a wireless network.

Step 3 Continued
Select Manually Create a Network Profile.

4. For the Network name type tamhsc. Choose WPA2-Enterprise for Security type and AES for Encryption type. Then select Next.

5. Choose Change connection settings.

6. From the Wireless Network Properties select the Security Tab and click Settings.

7. Uncheck Validate server certificate. Then click on Configure

Step 7 continued
Uncheck the check box that states Automatically use my Windows logon name and password. Click OK and close remaining windows by selecting OK.

8. To finish configuration a dialogue box will open requesting Additional information.

9. Enter your HSC username and password.

For assistance or questions, please contact the Help Desk or call 800-799-7HSC (7472).

1. Go to the Start Menu (Orb), right-click on Network, then select Properties.Step 1

2. Select Manage Wireless Networks.step 2

3. Select Add. step 3

4. Select Manually Create a Network Profile. step 4

5. Next, put in tamhsc as the network name, set the security type to WPA2-Enterprise and Encryption to AES. step 5

6. Once you select Next, you will need to select Change connection settings.step 6

7. Under the security tab, make sure Protected EAP (PEAP) is selected and then select Settings.

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8. Uncheck Validate Server Certificate. Then select Configure near the bottom of the screen.

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9. Uncheck the box to automatically use your Windows logon.step 9

10. Select OK on the previous screens until you get back to this screen. Once here you can select Connect to… and then select the tamhsc wireless network.step 10

11. It will then ask you how to log on. Select Enter/select additional log on information.step 11

12. Type in your HSC Username and password, leaving the Logon domain blank and select OK.

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13. Once done you should see this screen and be connected.

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For assistance or questions, please contact the Help Desk or call 800-799-7HSC (7472).

1. From the Start menu, choose Control Panel and select “Network Connections”
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2. In the Network Connections control panel, Double-Click “New Connection Wizard”.
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3. Click the link to view wireless networks in range to open the Wireless Network Connections control panel .
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4. Click on “Change Advanced Settings” .
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5. In the Wireless Network Connection Properties box, choose the “Wireless Networks” tab and then click the “Add” button near the bottom.
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6. In the Wireless Network Properties window, choose the first tab labeled “Association.”

7. In the “Network name (SSID)” field, enter “tamhsc”.

8. For “Network Authentication”, choose “WPA” from the pull-down menu.

9. For “Data encryption”, choose “AES” from the pull-down menu.

10. Make sure there is not a checkmark next to “This is a computer-to-computer (ad hoc) network; wireless access points are not used”.
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11. Choose the Authentication tab.

12. For EAP type, choose “Protected EAP (PEAP)” from the pull-down menu.

13. Make sure that neither checkbox below is checked.

14. Click on the Properties box.
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15. In the Protected EAP Properties box, uncheck the box next to “validate server certificate.”

16. Make sure to put a checkmark next to “Enable Fast Reconnect.” (You will not be able to connect to the HSC Wireless Network if this is left unchecked.).

17. Click the Configure button.
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18. In the EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties box, remove the checkmark next to “Automatically use my Windows logon and password (and domain if any).”
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19. Click OK to close the four windows you have open and to automatically save your settings.

20. Your computer should now attempt to automatically connect to the tamhsc network if it is in range.

21. If your settings are correct and the network is available, you should shortly be prompted to enter your credentials.

22. For the user name and password, use your HSC Username and password. Leave the Logon Domain blank.
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At this point, you should have a valid IP address and be able to surf the internet normally as you would with a wired Ethernet connection. You do not need to sign out of this network when shutting down your computer or putting it to sleep. When you turn on your computer or wake it from sleep mode, it will attempt to automatically connect to this network. you may be prompted for your logon information to reconnect, but you will not need to alter any settings.

For assistance or questions, please contact the Help Desk or call 800-799-7HSC (7472).