Residential Network Setup

  • A Web-based utility called iconnect.iup.edu now makes it easier to configure and connect to the IUP wired network, regardless of your platform (PC or Mac) or operating system.

      You must know your IUP username and network password to use iconnect. See instructions for How to Reset Your Own Network Password.

      To use iconnect.iup.edu to connect your machine to the wired network, you must connect your machine to an active jack in your residence hall room, using an Ethernet cable.

      You can also view the PDF version with screenshots.

      Windows 7 and later devices Username/Password Setup

      • Connected to a RESNET wired 802.1x port
        1. Open a browser and navigate to http://iconnect.iup.edu
        2. Check the box to agree to the terms and conditions and click Start
        3. Your device's operating system should automatically be detected
        4. If not select the appropriate operating system
        5. Click Download
        6. Navigate to the location where your downloads are saved
        7. Run NetworkWizardLoader.exe
        8. Enter your IUPMSD username and password, Click continue
        9. Click yes to the prompts to allow changes
        10. If a bubble appears requesting additional information click the message and your username/password should be automatically populated
        11. Your device should then connect and receive a 144.80.x.x ip address
        12. If you don't receive a 144.80.x.x ip address (ie 172.30.x.x) then disconnect the wired connection and wait about a minute, may also need to reboot
        13. You should now be connected to the IUP wired network
      • Connected with internet access
        1. Open a browser and navigate to https://iconnect.iup.edu
        2. Check the box to agree to the terms and conditions and click Start
        3. Select IUP Wired Network
        4. Your device's operating system should automatically be detected
        5. If not select the appropriate operating system
        6. Click Download
        7. Navigate to the location where your downloads are saved
        8. Run NetworkWizardLoader.exe
        9. Select "Local Area Connection (Recommended)", click continue
        10. If your wired connection is not connected you will receive an error.
          1. Click Cancel to the message about not being plugged in to the network
        11. Enter your IUPMSD username and password, Click continue
        12. Click yes to the prompts to allow changes
        13. Your device will now be setup for wired 802.1x access for resnet
        14. Once in your room connect to a wired resnet port
        15. You may be prompted for your username and password
        16. Enter your IUPMSD username and password
        17. You should now be connected to the IUP wired network

      Windows 7 and later devices Username/Password Manual Setup

      1. Open Control Panel

      2. Select Administrative Tools

      3. Open Services

      4. Locate the Wired AutoConfig Service, right click and select properties

      5. Change Startup Type to Automatic

      6. Click the Start button to start the service

      7. Open Control Panel

      8. Select Network and Connection Sharing

      9. Select Change Adapter Settings

      10. Right click on the wired adapter and select properties

      11. Click the Authentication Tab

      12. Check the box next to Enable IEEE 802.1X authenticatoin

      13. Make sure Microsoft Protected EAP (PEAP) is selected for the network authentication method

      14. Check the box next to Remember my credentials for this connection each time I'm logged in

      15. Check the box next to Fallback to unauthorized network access

        1. This allows the wired connection to work when the device is connected to a port that doesn't require 802.1x authentication

      16. Click the Settings button

      17. Check Validate server certificate
      18. Check Add Trust External CA Root
        1. NOTE if you do not have Add Trust External CA Root installed uncheck the Validate server certificate box
      19. Make sure Authentication Method is set to Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2)
      20. Click the Configure button

      21. Uncheck the box next to Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any), Click OK

      22. Click OK and Click OK
      23. Connect the device to a port that requires 802.1x authentication
      24. You should be prompted for a username and password
      25. Enter your IUPMSD username and password
      26. You should now be connected to the IUP wired network

      Mac OS X devices Username/Password Setup

      • Connected to a resnet wired 802.1x port
        1. You will be prompted for a username and password
        2. Enter your IUPMSD username and password, Click OK
        3. You should now be connected to the IUP wired network
      • Connected with internet access
        1. Open a browser and navigate to https://iconnect.iup.edu
        2. Check the box to agree to the terms and conditions and click Start
        3. Select IUP Wired Network
        4. Your device's operating system should automatically be detected
        5. If not select the appropriate operating system
        6. Click Download
        7. Navigate to the location where your downloads are saved
        8. Open Cloudpath.zip
        9. Run the Cloudpath application and click Open