Wireless Data Network

Connecting to the MichiganTech WPA2 Secured Wireless Network

The Michigan Tech WPA2 Secured Wireless Network gives students, staff, and faculty greater security when accessing the campus wireless network. The “MichiganTech” SSID is only accessible via WPA2 (PEAP) authentication. Once authenticated, the traffic is encrypted. This network is also managed by the University's Network Access Control (NAC) system.

To obtain access to this encrypted network, wireless clients will be required to configure their devices for WPA2 authentication. Configuring your wireless device to use WPA2 may take a few minutes if it is not configured by default. You will need to meet the following system requirements in order to connect to the MichiganTech WPA2 Secured Wireless Network.

System Configuration Requirements

  • Be within the "MichiganTech" SSID wireless coverage area.
  • Be a current Michigan Tech student, faculty, or staff member.
  • Have a computer or mobile device with an 802.11g/n-compatible wireless card, operating system, and drivers to support WPA2.
  • Have a valid Michigan Tech ISO User Name and Password.

Configuration Settings

  • Security Type: IEEE 802.1x Authentication
  • SSID: MichiganTech
  • Network Authentication: WPA2
  • Data Encryption: AES
  • EAP type: Protected EAP (PEAP)
  • Authentication Method: Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2 )
  • Credentials: ISO Username and Password
  • Ca certificate: not needed

Note: The Network Authentication and Data Encryption settings are determined by the hardware in your machine and by how up-to-date your operating system is. If your system is not able to authenticate using WPA2-AES, then try WPA-AES.

Connection Instructions

  1. Connect to the wireless network: "MichiganTech".
  2. Log in with Michigan Tech ISO username and password.
  3. Open a Web Browser.
  4. Follow instructions (from the NAC).

For troubleshooting tips and support issues, email IT User Services at it-help@mtu.edu, or visit the Library and IT Service desk, located on the first floor of the Van Pelt and Opie Library.