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Connecting to the Wireless Network


Along with having many general access computer labs with Internet access, UW-Eau Claire has made accessing the Internet even easier by making a wireless network available for faculty, staff, and students to use while on campus. Laptops that have wireless capabilities can connect to the Internet anywhere on campus that has the wireless signal.

Below are instructions for registering computers to the wireless network. To learn how to register other devices, visit the page on Connecting to the Wireless Network.

Windows


  1. Click on the Wireless signal on the bottom right hand corner of your computer. This will generate a list of all usable wireless networks.

  2. Select "UWECregister".

  3. Open your Internet brower (Firefox, Chrome, etc.) and navigate to "netreg.uwec.edu".

    NOTE: Internet Explorer currently causes issues when used for registration. If at all possible, please use an alternate browser, such as Firefox or Chrome, for the registration process. If you need to use Internet Explorer, for step 6 you will need to press Control + "J" to open up the downloads window, then right-click the Xpress Connect file and select "Run Anyway".

  4. Select Manage Network Access

  5. Enter your UWEC credentials and click continue. On the following screen, select "Register Device".

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  6. Download and open the Network Wizard executable file. This should bring up the Network Wizard.

  7. Follow the instructions given by the installation wizard. During this process, a security warning will appear concerning the UWEC WIFI certificate. Click Yes to install the certificate.

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  8. Depending on your operating system, you will be prompted to download different files. Your operating system should be automatically detected.

  9. Download and open the XpressConnect File. XpressConnect will run and configure your computer to work on the UWEC wireless network by setting up a network profile. Once it has finished, you may close the network profile window.

  10. Click on the Wireless signal on the bottom right hand corner of your computer to verify that you have connected to the network "UWEC". If you are not automatically connected, you can manually select the network to finish registration.

    NOTE: Some Windows 8 devices may ask for a username and password when attempting to connect to the "UWEC" network. If this occurs, leave the username and password fields blank and select "Connect using a certificate", which should appear below the password field.

Mac OSX


  • In the upper right hand corner of the screen, select the wireless connection icon Mac OS X Wireless Network List and select "UWECregister".
  • Open your Internet browser (Safari, Firefox, Chrome, etc.) and navigate to "netreg.uwec.edu".

  • Select Manage Network Access.

  • Enter your UWEC credentials and click Continue. On the following screen, select "Register Device".

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  • Depending on your operating system, you will be prompted to download different files. Your operating system should be automatically detected.

    NOTE: If you are unsure what version of Mac OS X you have, you can find out by clicking the Apple icon Apple Icon in the top left corner of your screen and selecting About this Mac.

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  • Click on Download for Mac (This will automatically install the UWEC network profile).
    NOTE: The file may be in a ".zip" format when you download it. To "unzip" it, double click the.zip file. An "unzipped" version will appear in the same folder.

  • Xpress Connect will install on your computer. Once it has finished configuring a UWEC Network Profile on your system, you caclose the Profile window.

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  • You should automatically connect to the "UWEC" network. If not, click on the Wireless signal on the top menu again and connect to "UWEC" to finish registering your Mac.

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