Wireless Setup

  • The IUP wireless network is available across campus, including the Oak Grove.

    Wireless routers are positioned in many locations to provide the best overall coverage.  

    Please note, if you are experiencing slowness in the residential halls, the issue could be related to wireless printers that are broadcasting in your area. You can also review the ResNet’s page on "Internet Running Slowly" for other suggestions. If you have further questions on possible issues, please log a ticket via ihelp so the issues can be researched further.

    If you know your network username and password, and you have a properly updated PC or laptop, you can use these links to set up the IUP wireless network. 

  • The IUP wireless network can be setup to use two types of authentication.

    One type is by using your MyIUP/network username/password to connect.  The other type is by using a User Certificate. The User Certificate is a certificate that gets installed on the client device. The main advantage of configuring the client to use the certificate setup method is the client device does not need to be updated with the new password when a user changes their MyIUP/network password. The user certificate is valid for five years once installed on a device. 

    For the User Certificate setup, IUP uses a product named XpressConnect Enrollment System.

    Windows 7 and later devices Username/Password Setup

    1. Connect to the IUP SSID.
    2. You will be prompted to enter your username and password.
      • Enter your IUPMSD username and password.
    3. After you enter your credentials a windows security alert will appear.
      • This prompt is to add our RADIUS server to the list of trusted RADIUS servers in the windows wireless settings.
    4. Click Connect.
    5. You should now be connected to the IUP wireless network.

    Windows 7 and later devices Username/Password Manual Setup

    Please note that sometimes a windows device will not prompt you for your username and password. In this case, the IUP wireless network will need to be set up manually.

    1. Open Control Panel.
    2. Click Network and Sharing Center.
    3. Click Manager Wireless Networks.
    4. Click Add, and select Manually Create a network profile.
    5. Enter IUP for the network name.
      • Note: This is case sensitive and should be in all capital letters.
    6. Select WPA2-Enterprise for the security type.
    7. Select AES for the encryption type.
    8. Make sure Start This Connection Automatically is checked, and click Next.
    9. Click Change Connection Settings.
    10. Click the Security tab.
    11. Click the Settings button.
    12. Check Validate Server Certificate.
    13. Check Add Trust External CA Root.
      • Note: If you do not have Add Trust External CA Root installed, uncheck the Validate Server Certificate box.
    14. Make sure Authentication Method is set to Secured Password (EAP-MSCHAP v2).
    15. Click the Configure button.
    16. Uncheck the box next to Automatically Use My Windows Logon Name and Password (and domain if any). Click OK.
    17. Click OK.
    18. Click Advanced Settings.
    19. Check Specify Authentication Mode, and select User Authentication.
    20. Click Save Credentials, and enter your IUPMSD username and password. Click OK.
    21. Click OK, click OK, and click Close.
    22. You may have to disable/enable your wireless network adapter or reboot to connect.
    23. You should now be connected to the IUP wireless network.

    Windows 7 and later devices User Certificate Setup

    Note you will need to have Internet access or be connected to the iconnect ssid to provision your device for User Certificate Setup.

    • The open iconnect ssid may not be broadcasted at all times or in all locations.
    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 Wireless Setup.
    4. Enter your IUPMSD username and password.
    5. Your device’s operating system should automatically be detected.
    6. If not, select the appropriate operating system.
    7. Click Download.
    8. Navigate to the location where your downloads are saved.
    9. Run NetworkWizardLoader.exe.
    10. The wizard will configure your device for EAP-TLS.
    11. When complete, you should get a message saying “successfully connected” and receive a 144.80.X.X ip address.

    Mac OS X Devices Username/Password Setup

    1. Open System Preferences.
    2. Select Network, select Wi-Fi, and click Advanced.
    3. Click the “+” under the Preferred Networks list.
    4. Enter IUP as the network name.
      • Note: This is case sensitive and should be in all capital letters.
    5. Select WPA2 Enterprise for Security.
    6. Enter your IUPMSD username and password for the Username and Password and click OK.
    7. Click OK, click Apply.
    8. You should now be connected to the IUP wireless network.

    MAC OS X devices User Certificate Setup

    Note you will need to have Internet access or be connected to the iconnect ssid to provision your device for User Certificate Setup.

    • The open iconnect ssid may not be broadcasted at all times or in all locations.
    1. If you are connected to the IUP wireless network, 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 Wireless Setup.
    4. Enter your IUPMSD username and password and click Continue.
    5. Your device’s operating system should automatically be detected.
    6. If not, select the appropriate operating system.
    7. Click Download.
    8. Navigate to the location where your downloads are saved.
    9. Open Cloudpath.zip.
    10. Run the Cloudpath application and click Open.
    11. Enter your Mac system password three times.
    12. The wizard will configure your device for EAP-TLS.
    13. You should get a message saying “Successfully Connected” and receive a 144.80.x.x IP address.
    14. You should now be connected to the IUP wireless network.
  • Wireless Communications Guidelines
    Guidelines governing the use of wireless devices on the IUP network.
    Wireless Setup for Smart Devices
    Steps to connect your smart device to the network.
    Wireless Network Requirements
    Operating system and wireless network card requirements for connecting to IUP's wireless network.
    Guest Wireless Network
    Information on IUP's guest wireless network service
    Personal Mobile Devices
    The IT Support Center offers limited support for personal mobile devices like smartphones, tablets, and e-readers. These instructions are provided as a resource to students and employees who wish to set up their own devices.
    Residential Network Setup
    A Web-based utility called iconnect.iup.edu now makes it easier to configure and connect to the IUP wired or wireless network, regardless of your platform (PC or Mac) or operating system.