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Residential Network Setup

  • A Web-based utility called iConnect 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 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 (i.e., 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.
        • 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 set up 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 authentication.
      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.
        • 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.
        • 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.