Wireless Setup for Microsoft Windows 8

Note: These instructions are accurate for the new release of Windows 8.1.

If you are a current Hudson Valley Community College student or employee you may connect your Windows 8 computer to our wireless network by following the instructions below.

Step 1

From the Start Menu, select the Desktop tile.

Windows 8 Start Menu

Step 2

Right click on the Network icon

Windows 8 Network Icon in Windows 8
Windows 8.1 Network Icon in Windows 8.1

and select Open Network and Connection Sharing.

Select network option

Step 3

Select Setup a new connection or network.

Network and Sharing Center

Step 4

Select Manually connect to a wireless network and then select Next button.

Manual connection

Step 5

Enter the following values:

Network Name: HVCC-COMM
Security Type: WPA2-Enterprise
Encryption Type: AES

Select the Next button.

Network settings.

Step 6

Select Change connection settings.

Change connection settings

Step 7

Select the Security tab.

Check Remember my credentials for this connection each time I'm logged on.

Select the Settings button.

Security tab

Step 8

Uncheck Verifying the server’s identity by validating the certificate.

Uncheck Enable Fast Reconnect.

Select the Configure button.

PEAP properties

Step 9

Uncheck Automatically use my Windows logon name and password.

Select the OK button twice to return to the “HVCC-COMM Wireless Network Properties” window.

EAP-MSCHAPV2 properties

Step 10

Select Advanced settings.

Security tab

Step 11

Select the 802.1x settings tab.

Check Specify authentication mode.

Select User authentication from the drop down menu.

Select OK for the remaining panels.

Select the Close button for the manual wireless network windows.

Advanced settings

Step 12

Select the Network icon

Windows 8 Network Icon in Windows 8
Windows 8.1 Network Icon in Windows 8.1

For HVCC-COMM, uncheck Connect automatically and select Connect.

Network connections

Step 13

Enter your HVCC username and password in the required fields.

Select the OK button.


Your wireless icon in the notification area will now be filled in and if you left-click the icon, HVCC-COMM should now say “Connected”.