Connecting the B-IT net via 802.1X (Windows 7 / 8)


All WLAN Options at b-it require the registration of your b-it account for PNAS@BIT prior to connection configuration of your mobile system at the following address:

Register for PNAS@BIT

Please make sure you have a working installation of our CA certificate BEFORE following these instructions!

Your notebook has to configure it's IP-address via DHCP. (How to ensure the correct configuration under vista.)

Step-by-step: Configure 802.1X under Windows 7 / 8

Windows 8: Open the Desktop-View by Clicking the start icon in the right sidemenu (move the mouse to the bottom right corner to open it)
Right-Click “Network-Systray-icon” → Click “Open Network and Sharing Center”
Click on the text “Set up a connection or network”.
Choose the option “Manuelly connect to a wireless network” and confirm by clicking “Next”.
Please set the properties as shown on the image on the left side.
Please pay attention: The name of the network is case sensitive. 802.1X has to be written with a capital X.
Important: The option “Connect even if the network is not broadcasting” has to be activated.
Confirm by clicking “Next”.
When the window shown on the left opens, please click “change connection settings”.
In the following window please click “Security” ensure that you have set up the properties as shown on the left.
After that, please click “Settings…”.
Please setup the options as shown on the left. The radius.bit.uni-bonn entry does only show up if you already installed the CA certificate, so do that first. Click on “Configure…” to continue.
Ensure that “Automatically use my Windows logon name and password” is not activated.
Click “OK” until you see again this window then click “Advanced Settings”
Activate “Specify authentication mode” and Selcet “User authentication” click Ok until you can see the Desktop again
Click “Network-Systray-icon”
Click “Connect” to 802.1X
Waiting for connection
After that the Pop-Up “Additional information is required to connect to 802.1X” appears. Click on the blue text.
Please type in your username and your password. Please pay attention that you attach ”” to your username. Confirm with “OK”.
Finally you are connected
pnas_en/802.1x/win7.txt · Last modified: 2012/11/21 14:10 by kroell