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Connecting to Reed1x on Windows

Windows Automatic Instruction (Try this first)

 IMPORTANT: Please make sure your Windows OS is up to date.

  1. Connecting to Reed1x requires the installation of a special plugin onto Windows computers. We have helpfully packaged this plugin with an installer which configures it for you! First, download it here.

  2. Find the file, then Right Click>Run as Administrator. 

  3. Hit next on all 3 windows that pop up and RESTART YOUR MACHINE (Super necessary step).

  4. After the restart is completed, wait a moment as the plug in will create your Reed1x profile in the background. 

  5. Connect to Reed1x, a window will prompt you for your Kerberos username and password (the same one you use for iris). Keep logon domain blank and click "ok". Note: the window may not disappear, move on to the next step.

  6. Navigate to the WiFi icon, click connect to Reed1x and make sure you tick the checkbox to always connect to the network when in range!

Windows Manual instructions

IMPORTANT: Please make sure your Windows OS is up to date.

NOTE: Please try the automated method of connecting before you attempt the manual method.

  1. Before you can successfully connect to Reed1x, you will need to download the a special plugin located here. Please note this plugin supports 64-bit machines only.
  2. After the installation finishes, please reboot your machine.
  3. After rebooting, navigate to the Network and Sharing Center. To get there, right click on the network icon in the system tray and select Open Network and Sharing Center. Select Set up a new connection or network.


  4. Select Manually connect to a wireless network.


  5. Type in the Network name and select the Security Type
    • Network Name: Reed1x
    • Security Type: WPA2-Enterprise
    • Note: The encryption type should automatically be selected as AES


  6. Click Change connection settings.


  7. Click the Security tab.


  8. Ensure that the network authentication method is set to Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP) and then click the settings button.


  9. Check the box next to GeoTrust Global CA and, under Select Authentication Method, select EAP-Token. Click OK.
  10. Left click the network icon to open the connections window and connect to Reed1x.


  11. A credentials window will pop up on your desktop. Enter your Reed ID and password - the same credentials you use for email and IRIS. Leave the logon domain field blank.


  12. Windows may ask if you wish to keep connecting, and/or trust the connection. Click Connect and proceed onward.

Your computer may take a few seconds to establish the connection. If it doesn't reboot your computer and try connecting to Reed1x again. Contact CUS if you continue to have trouble connecting.

Non-Windows Operating Systems (e.g. Ubuntu)

The process for reaching the wireless network configuration window will vary depending on the specific Linux distribution or Windows driver stack being used, but once you reach the settings for the Reed1x network, here are the options you'll need to set:

  • Network Authentication Type: WPA2 Enterprise (if there is a combination option, WPA/WPA2 Enterprise, this will also usually work)
  • EAP Method: PEAP or Protected EAP
  • PEAP Version: Version 0
  • Inner EAP Method: GTC (Generic Token Card)
  • Username: your Kerberos username (don't append
  • Password: your Kerberos password
  • Certificate Authority: Select (None) from the menu if not already selected

Ubuntu Settings for Reed1x

Contact CUS if you continue to have trouble.

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