Configuring WMU Secure Wireless With Windows

Western Michigan University is in the process of adding secure wireless. It is not yet available in all buildings (see campus locations). Once you have configured your machine, you will be able to choose "WMU Secure" as a connection choice, if it is available where you are connecting from. Otherwise, you will continue to use "tsunami", which is unsecured. "WMU Secure" wireless will automatically encrypt your transmissions.

To automatically configure your machine to use "WMU Secure":

  1. Open Internet Explorer and browse to www.wmich.edu/securewifi.
  2. Read the End-User License Agreement linked on the bottom right and then click the checkbox to accept the terms.
  3. Click Start>.
  4. XpressConnect should load and you will be asked to enter your Bronco NetID and Password and then click Continue. (If XpressConnect does not load, follow the instructions below to manually configure your computer.
  5. If configuration was successful, you will be informed you have successfully connected to "WMU Secure".
  6. Click Done to finish and exit configuration.

Manually configure your computer

  1. If XpressConnect did not load, click the manual download page link that is displayed.
  2. Click the download NetworkWizardLoader.exe and if prompted, save the file to your desktop.
  3. Open the saved file and select Run
  4. XpressConnect should load and you will be asked to enter your Bronco NetID and Password and then click Continue.
  5. If configuration was successful, you will be informed you have successfully connected to "WMU Secure".
  6. Click Done to finish and exit configuration.