Requirements

  • Active WPI account
  • Self Service Password Reset (SSPR) configured
  • Proper date, time, and timezone set on device
  • MAC Randomization Disabled (check Advanced)
  • Supported Windows Versions: 
    • Windows 7 (SP1 or newer)
    • Windows 8 
    • Windows 10
Note:
WPI owned computers which have been joined to the ADMIN domain do not need to follow this procedure. These devices can already use the WPI-Wireless network.   
WPI does not support connecting to WPI-Wireless or eduroam via 3rd party applications such as Cisco, AnyConnect, or Intel ProSet.  Further, we are unable to support these clients which are secured and managed by an external IT group.  Any device requiring this level of support will need to be escalated to the IT group which manages the device.

Instructions

  1. Unplug your wired Ethernet connection.
  2. Connect to the WPI-Open wireless network.
  3. Open your browser and navigate to https://w.wpi.edu
  4.   Select Setup My WPI WiFi
  5. Select JoinNow
    • Please ensure that the proper device type and Operating System Version is selected.
  6. Open the SecureW2 downloaded file
  7. Click Next.
  8. Login with your WPI credentials.
  9. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  10. Reboot your machine.

Once all steps have been completed you should be connected to the WPI wireless network.

Troubleshooting

  • If the native executable does not work, you may also click on the Java Applet or ActiveX links provided. If you are using Firefox or Chrome, make sure you have Java 1.7 installed for the Java Applet. Internet Explorer will use an ActiveX applet. Safari for Windows will not work with either the Java Applet or ActiveX links.
  • Some non-English languages - notably Far-East languages - which have non-ASCII characters in the username have been reported to produce errors when using the XpressConnect application. In these cases, please connect to the WPI wireless using the manual setup process.
  • If necessary removing the WPI-Wireless and eduroam wireless profiles may be required prior to re-running this procedure. You can open a Command Prompt and run the following command:
Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.14393]
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C:\Users\USERNAME>netsh wlan delete profile WPI-Wireless
Profile "WPI-Wireless" is deleted from the interface "Wi-Fi"

C:\Users\USERNAME>netsh wlan delete profile eduroam
Profile "eduroam" is deleted from the interface "Wi-Fi"

Disable MAC Randomization

  1. Press on the Network Icon in the bottom right of the task bar
  2. Open Network Settings (or Network & Internet Settings)
  3. Open the Wi-Fi tab
  4. Select Off under Random Hardware Address
  5. Restart your machine