UNLV-Secure

What is UNLV-Secure? | Why use UNLV-Secure | Set up UNLV-Secure

What is UNLV-Secure?

UNLV-Secure is a wireless network which encrypts data as it is sent between your device and wireless access points. It protects information from interception by customers who share wireless service within the same location.

UNLV-Secure uses WPA2, which is short for Wi-Fi Protected Access technology, which is the most secure protocol for wireless 802.11 networks.

Who can use it?

Current faculty, staff and students can create a UNLV-Secure wireless account. Guests of UNLV should use the wireless network called UNLV-Guest.

Why use UNLV-Secure?

Increase your data security.

UNLV-Secure encrypts traffic between your device and wireless access points, protecting information from being intercepted. 

Simplify your login process.

Once you set up UNLV-Secure on your wireless device, your username and password will be stored so that you will not have to log in every time you use wireless on campus. Remember to protect your device from theft or misuse when you save usernames and passwords. 

Set up UNLV-Secure

Generic Settings

  • Username: Your UNLV-Secure Wi-Fi username* 
  • Password: Your UNLV-Secure Wi-Fi password*
  • Network Name (SSID): UNLV-Secure
  • Network Authentication: WPA2 or WPA2-Enterprise
  • Encryption Type: AES
  • EAP Type or Network Authentication Method: PEAP (MS-Chap v2) or GTC

*You must first create a UNLV wireless account. Created an account but can't remember your login information? Contact the IT Help Desk for assistance.

Windows 10

  1. Open the Windows 10 Control Panel
  2. Click "View Network Status and Tasks"
  3. Click "Set up a New Connection or Network"
  4. Click "Manually Connect to a Wireless Network"
  5. Enter the following:
    • Network name: "UNLV-Secure"
    • Security type: WPA2-Enterprise
    • Encryption type: AES
  6. Click Next
  7. Click "Change Connection Settings"
  8. Select the "Security" tab.
  9. Next to "Microsoft Protected EAP (PEAP)" click "Settings"
  10. Ensure "Verify the servers identity by validating the certificate" is checked, and check "Connect to these servers," then enter "login.wireless.unlv.edu" in the box
  11. Under "Trusted root certification authorities," check "Entrust.net certirication authority (2048)"
  12. Under "Notifications before connecting," select "Don't ask user to authorize new servers or trusted CAs"
  13. Next to "Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP-v2)," click "Configure"
  14. Ensure "Automatically use my windows logon" is not checked
  15. Hit OK, OK
  16. Back at the "Security" tab, click "Advanced Settings"
  17. Check "Specify authentication mode"
  18. Select "User authentication" in the pull-down
  19. Optionally select "Save credentials" and enter your wireless username/password. Note: This should not be done on a shared computer as it will always log in as this user.
  20. Click OK, OK, Close

Windows 8

  1. Open the Windows 8 Control Panel
  2. Click "View Network Status and Tasks"
  3. Click "Set up a New Connection or Network"
  4. Click "Manually Connect to a Wireless Network"
  5. Enter the following:
    • Network name: "UNLV-Secure"
    • Security type: WPA2-Enterprise
    • Encryption type: AES
  6. Click Next
  7. Click "Change Connection Settings"
  8. Select the "Security" tab.
  9. Next to "Microsoft Protected EAP (PEAP)" click "Settings"
  10. Ensure "Verify the servers identity by validating the certificate" is checked, and check "Connect to these servers," then enter "login.wireless.unlv.edu" in the box
  11. Under "Trusted root certification authorities," check "Entrust.net certirication authority (2048)"
  12. Under "Notifications before connecting," select "Don't ask user to authorize new servers or trusted CAs"
  13. Next to "Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP-v2)," click "Configure"
  14. Ensure "Automatically use my windows logon" is not checked
  15. Hit OK, OK
  16. Back at the "Security" tab, click "Advanced Settings"
  17. Check "Specify authentication mode"
  18. Select "User authentication" in the pull-down
  19. Optionally select "Save credentials" and enter your wireless username/password. Note: This should not be done on a shared computer as it will always log in as this user.
  20. Click OK, OK, Close

Windows 7 & Vista

  1. Select the Windows Button in the bottom left hand corner
  2. Click Control Panel
  3. Click View network status and tasks under the Network and Internet category
  4. Select Manage wireless networks from the left hand menu
  5. Select Add
  6. Select Manually create a network profile
  7. On the next screen enter the following:
    1. Network name = UNLV-Secure
    2. Security type = WPA2-Enterprise
    3. Encryption type = AES
    4. Check mark = Start this connection automatically
    5. Click Next
  8. Select Change connection settings
    1. Select the Security tab
    2. Under Choose a network authentication method select Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP)
    3. Select Settings
      1. Verify that the Validate server certificate is check marked
      2. Under the Trusted Root Certification Authorities, scroll down and select Entrust.net Certification Authority
      3. Under Select Authentication Method select Configure
        1. Uncheck mark Automatically use my Windows Logon name and password (and domain if any)
        2. Click OK
      4. Click OK
    4. Check mark Cache user information for subsequent connections to this network if you want Windows to remember your wireless username and password
    5. Click OK
  9. Click Close and close any open windows
  10. Click the balloon popup that reads Additional information is required to connect to UNLV-Secure
  11. Enter your wireless username/password (leave Logon domain blank) and click OK
  12. Click OK when pop up reads Additional information is required to connect to UNLV-Secure
  13. Click OK when pop up reads Validate Server Certificate...Login.wireless.unlv.edu

In the Manage Wireless Networks window, verify the order of networks to ensure that UNLV-Secure is listed above UNLV. Windows will connect to UNLV-Secure over UNLV. 

Mac OS X

  1. Click the AirPort icon in upper right corner
  2. Select UNLV-Secure from the available networks list
  3. Enter your UNLV wireless username and password, and click OK
  4. In the Verify Certificate pop up, click Show Certificate
  5. Check Always trust “login.wireless.unlv.edu”
  6. Select Continue
  7. Enter the computer’s administrator password to save the changes
  8. Click OK

You may be prompted to re-enter your UNLV wireless user name and password.

iOS (iPhone/iPad)

  1. Go to your Settings and then select Wi-Fi
  2. Select UNLV-Secure from the list of available wireless networks
  3. Enter your wireless username/password and tap Join
  4. If prompted, tap Trust on the Certificate window

Android

  1. Go to your Settings and then select Wi-Fi
  2. Select UNLV-Secure from the list of available wireless networks
  3. Enter the following:
    1. Identity: Your UNLV-Secure Wi-Fi username
    2. Anonymous Identity: Leave blank
    3. Password: Your UNLV-Secure Wi-Fi password
  4. Tap Connect *

* If Connect is greyed out and you cannot click on it, change the CA certificate to Use System Certificate and type unlv.edu when prompted for the domain.