TCDconnect - How to connect Windows 10 or Windows 8 to the student Wi-Fi network

In order to successfully follow the steps below you must be in an area of Trinity with Wi-Fi coverage (see the Trinity Wi-Fi coverage information page). Once you have completed the first set of steps below you will be able to register your device for the TCDconnect service, connect to the Trinity Wi-Fi network and gain fast, secure internet access.

Important to Note: Before following the steps below, and in order to save yourself time when on campus, it is worth making sure all your Windows software updates have been installed.

Step 1: Configuring your device to connect to TCDwifi:

  1. Close all applications
  2. Hold down the Windows button on the keyboard (between the Ctrl and Alt keys) and press 'R' to bring up the 'Run' box
  3. Type in 'control panel' and hit OK
  4. Beside 'View by:', near the top-right of the window, choose Small icons
  5. Select the Network and Sharing Centre option
  6. From the Network and Sharing Centre screen choose Set up a new connection or network

    Set up a new connection

  7. Choose Manually Connect to a Wireless Network
  8. For 'Network name' enter TCDwifi
  9. For 'Security type' select WPA2-Enterprise
  10. For 'Encryption type' choose AES
  11. Check the box for 'Connect even if the network is not broadcasting' and then click Next

    Enter information for the wireless network

  12. You should now be presented with the screen below reporting that you have Successfully added TCDwifi. Select the Change connection settings option.

    Manually connect to a wireless network

  13. On the subsequent window select the Security tab and then choose Settings beside 'Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP)'

    TCDwifi Wireless Network Properties

  14. Uncheck the Validate server certificate box - make sure this is not selected, then click Configure...

    Protected EAP Properties

  15. On the next Window untick the option Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any) - make sure this is not selected

    EAP Properties

  16. Click OK three times and then Close to exit the Wireless Network properties

  17. Left-click on the wireless icon in the system tray

    Wireless network icon or Wireless network icon

  18. Click on TCDwifi and click Connect

    Networks panel

Enter your Trinity username as college\username and enter your network login password. In some cases you may have to restart your computer first in order to be presented with the logon prompt.

Step 2: Scan and Register your device to connect to TCDwifi:

To complete the process and get internet access you must now register your computer for the TCDconnect service. This process includes running a security scan to register your device and ensure that it is up to date and meets the minimum security requirements.

Important to Note: Before following the steps below, and in order to save yourself time when on campus, it is worth making sure all your Windows software updates have been installed.

  1. Launch a web browser and browse to any external site such as http://www.irishtimes.com and you will be automatically redirected to the TCDconnect Welcome page, where you can download and run the scan.
  2. When the scan completes a results page will be displayed.  If your device passes the scan then you will be connected within 90 seconds.

Help with connection process

FAQs

If you encounter difficulties connecting to the TCDconnect service please check the TCDconnect FAQ.

TCDconnect network clinics

If you still need assistance then please book into and attend one of the TCDconnect network clinics to get one-to-one support for this service.

Service disruption notifications

Notices regarding service outages and other current issues will be posted to the IT Services home page and Twitter account.

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