How to Get Connected: Generic

WPA2 Configuration for Secure Mustang Wireless

Please use the WiFiSetup network to automatically configure your device.  If you have an old laptop or device, sometimes WiFiSetup may not work properly. Unfortunately, we do not have procedures for all devices, since there are numerous models available.  However, the generic procedure below may help to properly configure your settings to connect to Wi-Fi.

Update your Device

  1. Ensure that your device has all current operating system updates.
  2. Contact the manufacturer website for help if necessary.

Configuring the Client

  1. Network Name (SSID): SecureMustangWireless
  2. Network Authentication: WPA2
  3. Data Encryption: AES
  4. Authentication (EAP Type): Protected EAP (PEAP)
  5. Validate Server Certificate

    Note: Regarding this "Validate server certificate" setting, ITS strongly recommends using this feature, as it helps ensure that no one is masquerading as the Secure Mustang Wireless network. If you receive a "identity of this server cannot be verified" error with this setting enabled, do not connect to that wireless network!

  6. The Thawte Primary Root CA certificate is required for the server to validate your device. Download the Thawte Primary Root CA certificate.
  7. Authentication Method: Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2)

Logging into SecureMustangWireless

  1. Connect to SecureMustangWireless.
  2. Enter your Cal Poly Portal user name and password in to the boxes provided.
  3. You must configure your device to obtain an IP address automatically.

IMPORTANT: If you have installed the Thawte Primary Root CA certificate and still see a certificate error while trying to log on to SecureMustangeWireless, you most likely need to download the Thawte Intermediate SSL CA certificate.

Related Content