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WiFi Connection Instructions

The vast majority of current laptops and mobile devices have built in WiFi support. Plug-in adapters that support 802.11b/g/n are available for older laptops and can be purchased at most office or electronics stores. Your device must support the WPA2 Enterprise authentication standard that the "lehigh" wireless network uses. This standard allows LTS to limit network access only to people with Lehigh computing accounts.

Below you will find the basic standards/settings that your computer/device must support in order to connect to the wireless network at Lehigh.

Lehigh does provide limited support for a variety of operating systems and a variety of devices, and detailed configuration instructions can be found below. If you do not see your operating system listed, try to configure your device using the settings listed below. If you need further assistance please contact the Help Desk (EWFM Library, Rm 400) at 610.758.HELP(4357) or the WIRED desk (EWFM Computing Center, Rm 294) at 610.974.4974.

Basic Configuration Settings

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Security:WPA2 Enterprise Security:NONE
Authentication:802.1x PEAP Authentication:NONE
Phase 2 Auth:MSCHAPv2 Phase 2 Auth:NONE
Certificate/Key:automatically provided Certificate/Key:NONE
TCP/IP:IPv4 using DHCP

NOTE: You MUST use DHCP otherwise you will not be assigned a Lehigh IP address and therefore unable to connect to the Internet. Some operating systems require you to disable the IPv6 protocol entirely.
Description:This is an open-network and does not require log-in. However, it is intended for guest-use only and bandwidth is heavily throttled resulting in significantly slower speeds.
This network is only available in parts of Alumni Memorial Building, EWFM Library and Computing Center, Career Services (RBC), and University Center.
Username:your Lehigh ID (ex: abc123)   
Password:your Lehigh password   

NOTE: Some mobile devices/tablets do not have the ability to connect to enterprise, authenticated wireless networks. These devices/tablets include some models of the Nook, Kindle, Samsung Galaxy tablets, among others. Consult manufacturer technical support or your product manual for more information.


Available Step-by-Step Configuration Instructions

Click on any of the icons below to view detailed configuration instructions for the corresponding operating system. From each documentation page, you can bookmark the page, save the instructions as a PDF, or print out the instructions.

Windows XP Configuration Instructions Windows Vista Configuration Instructions Windows 7 Configuration Instructions Mac OS X Leopard Configuration Instructions Mac OS X Snow Leopard Configuration Instructions Mac OS X Lion Configuration Instructions Apple iOS Configuration Instructions Android Configuration Instructions Blackberry configuration instructions update coming soon Windows Mobile configuration instructions update coming soon

Wireless Printers and Gaming Consoles

It is not possible to connect a wireless printer to Lehigh's wireless network. Lehigh's network requires you to "log on" using your 4 or 6 character Lehigh user ID (xxx0 or xxx123) and password. Currently, wireless printers do not have the ability to supply these credentials. As a result, they cannot connect to Lehigh's wireless network. Students with wireless-capable printers should use a standard USB cable to connect the printer to their computer or USB hub.

Generally game consoles do not support the 802.1x security used by Lehigh's wireless network. For many game consoles it is possible to connect them to Lehigh's wired network. Please note: WIRED Consultants and Lehigh Staff cannot provide assistance for issues relating to gaming.