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FDU-Secure Wi-Fi Connection for FDU Owned Equipment

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When using FDU Owned equipment, FDU-Secure should be your default method for connecting to the on-campus wireless network. FDU-Secure uses current encryption standards to connect to the FDU wireless network via secure wireless traffic. Although it requires a modicum of configuration upon initial setup, your device will automatically reconnect going forward. Follow the procedure below and contact our University Technical Assistance Center at (973)-443-8822 if you encounter any issues.

Configuration Procedures

Start your laptop computer

Click on the Wi-Fi bar located at the right hand side of the taskbar

Click Network Settings > Wi-Fi > Network and Sharing Center

Select: Set up a new connection or network

  • Choose a connection option: Manually connect to a wireless network
  • Network name: FDU-Secure
  • Security type: WPA2-Enterprise
  • Encryption type: AES
  • Security Key: [BLANK]

Check Start this connection automatically

Title: domain1
  • Check Start this connection automatically
    • Click Next
Title: domain2

Click Change connection settings

Go to Security tab > Click Settings

  • Check Verify the server’s identity by validating the certificate
    • Check Connect to these servers: radius.fdu.edu
    • Trusted Root Certification Authorities: AddTrust External CA Root
    • Notifications before connecting: Tell user if the server’s identity can’t be verified
    • Select Authentication Method: Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2)
    • Check: Enable Fast Reconnect
Title: domain3

Configure Windows Login Name and Password.

  • Click Configure
  • Check automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any).
Title: domain5
  • Click OK.

Apply settings below, by clicking OK.

Click: Advanced settings

  • Go to 802.1X settings tab
  • Check Specify authentication mode: User or computer authentication
Title: domain6

OK > OK > Close

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FDU-Secure Wi-Fi Connection for Non FDU Owned Equipment

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FDU-Secure uses current encryption standards to connect to the FDU wireless network via secure wireless traffic. As a result, FDU-Secure is the preferred method of accessing the on-campus Wireless network. Please follow the procedure below and feel free to contact our University Technical Assistance Center at (973)-443-88222 if you encounter any issues.

Configuration Procedures

Start your laptop computer

Click on the Wi-Fi bar located at the right hand side of the taskbar

Click Network Settings > Wi-Fi > Network and Sharing Center

Select: Set up a new connection or network

  • Choose a connection option: Manually connect to a wireless network
    • Network name: FDU-Secure
    • Security type: WPA2-Enterprise
    • Encryption type: AES
    • Security Key: [BLANK]
    • Check Start this connection automatically
    • Click Next
Title: non-domain2

Click Change connection settings

Go to Security tab > Click Settings

  • Check Verify the server’s identity by validating the certificate
    • Check Connect to these servers: radius.fdu.edu
    • Trusted Root Certification Authorities: AddTrust External CA Root
    • Notifications before connecting: Tell user if the server’s identity can’t be verified
    • Select Authentication Method: Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2)
    • Check: Enable Fast Reconnect
Title: non-domain3

Configure Windows Login Name and Password.

  • Click Configure
  • Uncheck Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any).
Title: non-domain5
  • Click OK.

Apply settings below, by clicking OK

Click: Advanced settings

  • Go to 802.1X settings tab
  • Check Specify authentication mode: User or computer authentication
  • OK > OK > Close

When prompted for credentials enter your FDU NetId info: Examples: “username@fdu.edu or username@student.fdu.edu”

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Fairleigh Dickinson University regularly hosts on-campus visitors requiring access to our wireless network. As a security measure, in order to provide access to our Network, an FDU faculty member, staff member, or student must sponsor the guest(s) that they are providing access to. The sponsor takes responsibility for the Internet usage of their guests and ensures that they adhere to FDU’s Acceptable Use Policy for Computer Usage.

Choosing the Correct Account Type

  • Accounts can be created for up to 8 days
  • The sponsor can manage accounts (extend time, delete, suspend or reset password)
  • Account creation requires a valid FDU NetID to create
  • A single Guest Account (Known Guest) can be created or generic accounts (5 devices per account with the ability to create 10 generic accounts at once) can be created through this function

For events that will have a large audience, a Group Account may be needed. If you are a faculty or staff member and you require this account type, please create a sponsored guest account and then create a UTAC ticket. This can be accomplished by emailing FDUTAC@fdu.edu or calling (973)-443-8822.

Please provide UTAC with the following information:

  • Guest account name
  • The name that you would like to use for your Group account
  • Faculty/staff sponsor name, contact number and e-mail address
  • Location for the event (Building, Room, Classroom, etc.)
  • Time and date of the event

Once the ticket is created, OIRT (Office of Information Resource Technology) will contact you within 3 business days to complete the Group account activation.

EduRoam

Fairleigh Dickinson is a member of Eduroam (education roaming) which provides secure, world-wide roaming access service for the international research and education community. If your guest is coming from another Higher Education institution that is also a member of Eduroam, they will not require an FDU guest account. Instead, they can gain access to our Network simply by logging into the eduroam network with their regular credentials.

(Available on Metro and Florham Campus Only)

Creating and Managing an FDU Wireless Guest Account

Creating a FDU Wireless Guest Account
  1. Log into access.net.fdu.edu using your NetID and password
  1. Click the “Generic” or “Known Guest” button
  • Generic – This option allows you to create up to 10 accounts concurrently without entering your guest’s information
  • Known Guest – This option allows you to create an account with guest information. You need to input the guest’s “First name”, “Last name”, “Email address”, and “Phone number”. You also need to enter your own FDU email address
  1. If you have selected “Generic”, enter the number of accounts that you would like to create (maximum of 10)
  1. The remaining instructions are for both known guests and generic accounts. Choose how long you want the guest account to be active
  • First Option – Click the box next to “End of business day” if your guest only requires access through the end of the day
  • Second Option – Type the number of days required in the “Duration” box (maximum of 8). The “From Date” and “To Date” will automatically change based on the requested duration
  • Optional – If needed, you can select an exact date and time for the guest account access to begin and end (24:00 format)
  1. Click the “Create” button
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Managing a FDU Wireless Guest Account
  1. Log into access.net.fdu.edu using your NetID and password
  1. Click the “Manage Accounts” tab
  1. Check the box next the account that you would like to update. You can now use the following administrative functions
  • Edit: Modify any information entered during account creation
  • Resend: Print or email the account username and password
  • Extend: Add additional time to the account. The maximum total duration of 8 days will still apply
  • Delete: Immediately delete the account
  • Reset Password: This will reset the password and either print or email the new password
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Support

For further assistance, please contact the University Technical Assistance Center at (973)-443-8822 or via email at FDUTAC@fdu.edu.

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