Random ProTip – Avoid Clean Accesss

If you hate that AirWes login screen as much as I do, configure your computer to use AirWes-wpa, a hidden yet ubiquitous secure 802.11 network. You type your login credentials into your wireless network configuration preferences, your computer automatically connects and you need never see that stupid fucking impediment again. Instructions from ITS for Windows & Mac are here -> http://www.wesleyan.edu/its/wireless/WirelessSecurity.html
Ubuntu/Linux users essentially follow the Windows instructions regarding authentication scheme.

EDIT: Vista users,  you might try the instructions (under the heading Manual Configuration) on this page (BE SURE TO USE PROTECTED EAP/ PEAP AUTHENTICATION) Let us know how that works out. Somebody from ITS answer the question about ethernet cabling… VPN software make no sense (since you’re already on the network you would be accessing) and would be slow.

22 thoughts on “Random ProTip – Avoid Clean Accesss

  1. ITS

    ITS person here. I just talked to the guy who set this up. Here’s what I learned:

    1. There is no wired equivalent.
    2. When new Windows updates are pushed out, Clean Access will make you download and install them, so be prepared for that.

    Enjoy it!

  2. ITS

    ITS person here. I just talked to the guy who set this up. Here’s what I learned:

    1. There is no wired equivalent.
    2. When new Windows updates are pushed out, Clean Access will make you download and install them, so be prepared for that.

    Enjoy it!

  3. wharc mittington

    Vista here, got everything going fine. The same settings are all available as on the XP guide on the Wesleyan website.

    The first steps are about all that’s different. Get to the list of wireless networks window, then “Set up a connection or network” under the list.

    Manually connect is the third option on the next list, choose that.

    Then you fill shit in. Network name as given in the post, security type is WPA-Enterprise, encryption is TKIP. Not sure if you need the second check box, but I checked it because I’m a creep.

  4. wharc mittington

    Vista here, got everything going fine. The same settings are all available as on the XP guide on the Wesleyan website.

    The first steps are about all that’s different. Get to the list of wireless networks window, then “Set up a connection or network” under the list.

    Manually connect is the third option on the next list, choose that.

    Then you fill shit in. Network name as given in the post, security type is WPA-Enterprise, encryption is TKIP. Not sure if you need the second check box, but I checked it because I’m a creep.

  5. ++++

    Two Things:
    1. Is there any equivalent for “wired”? I prefer plugging in to using AirWes, but I also hate Cisco.

    2. I also have Vista, and thus second the request of commenter #3

  6. ++++

    Two Things:
    1. Is there any equivalent for “wired”? I prefer plugging in to using AirWes, but I also hate Cisco.

    2. I also have Vista, and thus second the request of commenter #3

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