Windows Vista

The following steps and screenshots will help you to connect to UF Wireless Service. These steps only need to be performed once. Any student resident with a valid GatorLink username and password can use DHNet Wireless Service. If you forgot your GatorLink password, please visit or call (352) 392-HELP.

NOTE: Due to the complexity of this tutorial it is recommended that you use the automatic configuration wizard by going to

Step 1

Click on the Computer Icon near the time in the bottom right of your taskbar.

Step 2

Choose Manage Wireless Networks from the Tasks menu.

Step 3

The Manage Wireless Networks window will appear. Click on the ADD icon.

Step 4

Choose Manually create a network profile option.

Step 5

Enter the following information:

Network name: uf
Security type: WPA2-Enterprise
Encryption type: AES (for WPA-2 Enterprise) or TKIP (for WPA-Enterprise)
Security Key/Passphrase: Please leave this option blank

Make sure the “Start this connection automatically” option is checked and press Next.

Step 6

A successfully added screen will appear. Now choose Change connection settings.

Step 7

Select the SECURITY tab. Choose the Settings…button. Make sure that the Network Authentication Method is Protected EAP (PEAP).

Step 8

The Protected EAP Properties window will show. Make sure that Validate server certificate option is checked and select the checkbox for AddTrust External Root from the Trusted Root Certification Authorities menu.

Under Select Authentication Method, press the Configure… button.

Step 9

The EAP MSCHAPv2 window will appear. Make sure the checkbox is unchecked. Press OK and then Press OK again. Press OK to close out the Wireless Network Properties window.

Step 10

Press the Connect to… option now to continue with setup.

Step 11

Choose “uf” from the list of available wireless networks and press Connect. If you do not see “uf” then you may be out of range.

Step 12

You will be asked for additional logon information. Choose “Enter/select additional log on information” from the menu.

Step 13

Enter your GatorLink username and password as follows and press OK.

Username: Enter your GatorLink username here
Password: Enter your GatorLink password here
Logon domain: Please leave blank (NOTE: This is present on some Vista machines and not on others)

Step 14

You will see the “Connecting” screen and then the “Successfully connected” screen. Press Close.

You Are Now Connected!

You have now successfully connected to the UF Wireless Service. If you have problems at any time during this procedure, visit a DHNet@Home location, call (352) 392-2465, or submit an iServiceDesk Request.