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Connect a Windows 10 Computer to Rice Owls

Instructions to connect Windows 10 computers to Rice Owls.

1. Click the WiFi icon in the taskbar in the bottom right corner of the screen.
Rice Owls 1

2. You should see Rice Owls show up as one of the available WiFi networks. Click on "Rice Owls" and click "Connect".
Rice Owls 2

3. Enter your NetID and NetID password in the Username and Password fields and click "Connect"

Rice Owls Username and Password

4. If you are connected to the network but still unable to access the internet, start by opening the Network and Sharing Center by typing it in to the Cortana/Search Bar.

Network and Sharing Center

5. In the Network and Sharing Center, by the Connections, click "Wi-Fi 3 (Rice Owls)"


6. Under "Connection", click "Wireless Properties"

Wireless Properties

7. Navigate to the "Security" tab and make sure all the settings look like the image below. For the security type, select WPA2-Enterprise and for the Encryption type, select AES. For the authentication method, select Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP).
Select the Settings button.

Security Settings

Make sure that the Verify the server's identity by validating its certificate button at the top of this screen is not checked. For the Select Authentication Method option, select Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2). Select the Configure... button and ensure that the Automatically use my Windows login name and password button is not checked.

Protected EAP PropertiesEAP MSCHAPv2 Properties

Press the OK button at the bottom of the window to save these changes. Now selected the Advanced settings button on Image 3. Under the 802.1X settings tab, make sure that the Specify authentication mode button is checked and select User authentication. Now press the Add credentials button and input your Rice NetID and password. Press OK to save them and then press OK in the Advanced settings window to close it.

Advanced SettingsReplace Credentials

If you are still not connected to the internet through Rice Owls, stop by the IT Help Desk in Mudd 103 or contact the IT Help Desk at

Keywords:Windows 10, wireless, wifi, Rice Owls, internet   Doc ID:66061
Owner:Cynthia S.Group:Rice University
Created:2016-08-14 11:14 CDTUpdated:2022-08-25 15:14 CDT
Sites:Rice University
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