Prepare Your Computer to use Wireless PittNet

Overview

You can automatically configure your computer to use Wireless PittNet (as well as eduroam, which extends your wireless access internationally) by completing these steps. No automated wizard is currently available to configure your computer for WIRELESS-PITTNET-FAST, but you can connect to it manually.

Note: When completing the steps below, you will be making changes to your computer that will disable any third-party wireless utilities, install necessary certificates to connect to PittNet, enable inherent firewall settings and create and configure the WIRELESS-PITTNET profile.

Windows

Windows

  1. Click the Network Connection icon from the task bar. Windows will scan the network and provide you with a list of all available wireless networks.

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    Note: If you are using the Windows 8 UI interface (which features large tiles), move your mouse to the far right-hand side of the screen. The Charm bar will display. Click Settings and then click the wireless icon to view available networks.

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  2. Select SETUP-PITT-WIFI from the list of available networks and click Connect.

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    Note: If you are using the Windows 8 UI interface, Select SETUP-PITT-WIFI from the list of available networks and click Connect.

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  3. Open a Web browser and navigate to connect.pitt.edu. The welcome window will display. Click the Computer image.
    XpressConnect Welcome

  4. Click the Wireless image.
    XpressConnect Wired or Wireless
  5. Review the information about wireless connections, then click Go.
    XpressConnect 1
  6. The automated network configuration tool shown below will display. Review and accept the terms of the license agreement and click Start.
    Note: If you are using Windows 8, you may be prompted to download the XpressConnect application and run it on your computer.
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  7. Click the link to begin the download.
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  8. Save the installer file to your computer.
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    Note: If you see a security warning, you must accept it before the installation can continue.
  9. Locate the downloaded file and double click it to launch the installation.
    Install XpressConnect
  10. Enter your University Computing Account username and password and click Continue.
    Continue
  11. Complete the installation wizard.
  12. A screen similar to the one below will display indicating you are successfully connected to PittNet.
    Successful Connection
  13. The next time you connect, just select Wireless PittNet from the list of available networks.

Mac

Mac

    1. Click the AirPort status menu and select SETUP-PITT-WIFI.

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Open a Web browser and navigate to connect.pitt.edu. The welcome window will display. Click the Computer image.
Note: Please do not use any apple.com Web addresses for this step. The redirect will not work properly.

  1. Click the Wireless image.
  2. Review the information about wireless connections, then click Go.
  3. The automated network configuration tool shown below will display. Review and accept the terms of the license agreement and click Start.
    XpressConnect 2
  4. Click the link to begin the download.
  5. Save the installer file to your computer.
    Note: If you see a security warning, you must accept it before the installation can continue.
  6. Locate the downloaded file and double click it to launch the installation.
  7. Enter your University Computing Account username and password and click Continue.

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  8. Complete the installation wizard.
  9. A screen similar to the one below will display indicating that you are successfully connected to Wireless PittNet.

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  10. The next time you connect, just select Wireless PittNet from the list of available networks.
Tags: Wireless PittNet eduroam Network Help Sheet