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The following instructions describe how to use Windows 7 to connect to BeachNet+ and designate BeachNet+ as your default SSID (wireless network).

NOTE: To connect to BeachNet+, you must have a valid nine digit CampusID along with your BeachID password. If you have not activated your BeachID password, visit Also note that you will need to update your password on your mobile device whenever you update your BeachID password.

Connect to BeachNet+

1. Click the Wireless Network icon in the Windows Taskbar (typically located on the bottom right of your screen). It looks like a series of signal bars, and will have a yellow star on them if you're currently connected to a wireless network.

Figure 1: Windows taskbar icons

2. Click on Open Network and Sharing Center

Figure 2: Wireless network selections

3. Click Manage wireless networks

Figure 3: Manage wireless networks

4. Click Add

Figure 4: Add network

5. Click Manually create a network profile

Figure 5: Manually connect to network

6. Type in beachnet+ in the network name and select WPA2-Enterprise then click Next

Figure 6: Enter network information

7. Click Change connection settings

Figure 7: Change connection settings

8. Click on the Security tab. Make sure the authentication method is Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP). Then click the Settings button

Figure 8: Beachnet+ wireless properties

9. Check both "Validate server certificate" and "AddTrust External CA Root" then click the Configure button

 Figure 9: EAP Properties

10. Uncheck Automatically use my Windows logon name then click OK

Figure 10: Uncheck windows logon

11. Click Advanced settings

Figure 11: Advanced settings dialog

12. Check the Specify authentication mode and select User Authentication.

Figure 12: Advanced settings dialog

13. Click OK to close Advanced Settings.

14. Click OK to exit the beachnet+ Wireless Network Properties window.

15. Click Close to save the new beachnet+ profile.

16. Connect to beachnet+ wireless

Figure 13: Connect to Beachnet+


17. If you are prompted to Terminate or Connect, examine the certificate details for the Radius Server names "" or "" or "" and is signed by AddTrust External CA Root or InCommons CA. Then click Connect.

Figure 14: Check certificate details and Connect