Warren Street Village Network Authentication Quick Start Guide

The Warren Street Village Residence Hall and Greek Housing Network requires authentication to access Campus and Internet services. Two authentication interfaces have been deployed for the Warren Street Village wired network connections. These authentication interfaces are only available in the Warren Street Village.  They will be available in other residence halls at a future date:

  1. Web-based authentication is available via a browser such as Internet Explorer, Chrome or Firefox. When you go to any website via http, you will be prompted for your UCID and UCID password.  It is not necessary to use http://auth.njit.edu/ in the Warren Street Village. Your authentication will remain active as long as your computer is online, active and your network cable is plugged in. To logout, use http://netauth.njit.edu/logout.html
  2. 802.1X  is available for NJIT students who have Windows Academic accounts or Faculty/Staff who have Windows NJITDM accounts (Not UCID). This method will allow for longer authentication times so your device can remain authenticated until your password changes. This method is more secure than web-based authentication. It is recommended you use 802.1X authentication for all of your devices.

Procedure to use 802.1X authentication:

IMPORTANT: Before you start, enable a service called Wired AutoConfig. Without this service enabled, you will not be able to authenticate and gain access to the network.

To enable Wired AutoConfig in Microsoft Windows 7:

  1. Click the Start button. In the Search Programs box (Start Search) type services.msc and press Enter. You must be logged in as an administrator to start this service. (In Windows 8, click on the Search icon).
  2. In the Services dialog box, click the Standard tab (located in the lower part of the window).
  3. Scroll down to find the Wired AutoConfig service, right click and select Properties.
  4. In the General tab, set Startup type to Automatic. (This will configure 802.1X to start automatically every time you start your computer).
  5. Click Start.
  6. Click Apply.
  7. Click OK and the Wired AutoConfig Properties window will close.
  8. Close the Services window.
  9. Click the Start button.
  10. On the start menu, type network (do not press enter) (in Windows 8, click on the search icon, type network, click Settings.
  11. Click on Network and Sharing Center.
  12. Click Change Adapter Settings (or Manage network connection) on the left hand side.
  13. Right click on Local Area Connection then click Properties (in Windows 8, your Ethernet port may have a different name such as Ethernet 2 Right click on your wired Ethernet port).
  14. On the Authentication tab select Enable IEEE 802.1X authentication.
  15. In the drop down menu select Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP). Make sure all check boxes are checked in the Local Area Connection Properties Authentication window.
  16. Click Additional Settings.
  17. Enable Specify authentication mode.
  18. Ensure that the Authentication mode in the drop down menu selected is User Authentication.
  19. Click OK to close the Advanced Settings window.
  20. Click Settings in the Local Area Connection Properties window and ensure the dropdown says Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2) and Validate server certificate box is unchecked.
  21. Click Configure and clear the checkbox Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any).
  22. Click OK and close any remaining windows.

After a few seconds, the Local Area Connection bubble should appear: Click it and you should get prompted for User name and password - please enter your Windows Domain (Academic or NJITDM)  user name and password (Not your UCID and UCID Password).

For MAC OS X 10.8, make sure that “Enable automatic connection” is checked at network 802.1X settings. Click Continue when “Verify Certificate” pops up. Make sure your WIFI is off during the connection if you are using a wired connection.

For other operating systems, go to network settings, find options that have 802.1X Security, make sure you choose “Protected EAP (PEAP) as Authentication, MSCHAPv2 as Inner authentication. For Linux, you may save your user name and password in the configuration. You may need to unplug and then plug back in your Ethernet cable if nothing happens after the change.

Wireless:

The Warren Street Village has the NJIT wireless network installed in the Honors Residence Hall and the Greek houses. The wireless network is being tuned and tested. Wireless may be intermittent in some areas.

The NJIT residence halls have a special dedicated wireless network name (SSID).  This is “NJIThousing” without the quotes. The connection to the “NJIThousing” network name will connect you to the same wired network as your room providing direct access to your wired computer from your wireless device. We have wireless roaming enabled. This means that if you connect to “NJIThousing” while in your room, you will maintain that same network connection configuration as you move through the building and grounds. Please remember that roaming maintains the first wireless network connection configuration and each floor is a different network. So if you live on the 6th floor but connect first and the 3rd floor, you will be in the housing network, however you will not be in the same network as your room. This will impact things like Apple sync and network printer discovery. The network name “NJIThousing” will connect like “NJITsecure”; if you configure both, you should set “NJIThousing” to a higher preference for devices that support it. If your device does not support this, set “NJIThousing” to manually connect.

The NJIT campus  network names (SSID’s) are “NJIT” and  the preferred “NJITSecure”.  For more information, see http://ist.njit.edu/wireless .

Things to Remember:

  • Using 802.1x authentication is easier for long term, and more secure. It’s recommended for students.
  • 802.1x authentication uses your Activate Directory user name and password
  • Web Auth is for guest users, using LDAP user name and password
  • Remember to logout if you use Web Auth.
  • The URL to change your password is http://mypassword.njit.edu
Last Updated: November 3, 2014