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HEC Montreal offers a secure high capacity wireless network based on the 802.1x authentication protocol (PEAP) and the WPA/WPA2 (Enterprise) secure protocols. It is available at the following locations:


3000 Côte-Sainte-Catherine:
All classrooms, study rooms, publics areas and administrative offices. 

5255 Decelles:
All classrooms, study rooms, public areas and administrative offices, except basement. 

Introduction

The wireless network is accessible under the name of HEC Montreal to all users of HEC Montréal having an active account (students, teachers, employees).

It is also available under the name of eduroamto users having an active account at another university member of the eduroamservice.

The wireless network of the HEC Montreal do not require the use of a VPN client or authentication via your web browser however, a particular configuration is required to activate the new safety features of the network. It now supports 802.11b/g/n connectivity for greater speed and safety.

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Eduroam wireless network configuration


For

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HEC

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Montreal

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employees

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and

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students,

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the

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configuration

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of

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the

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eduroam

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network

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is

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the

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same

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as

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for

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the

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HEC

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Montreal

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wireless

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network

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except

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that

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you

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must

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use

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your

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HEC

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Montreal

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email

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address

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as

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the

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identifier.

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Example:

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firstname.lastname@hec.ca

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For

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visitors

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wishing

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to

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use

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the

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eduroam

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network

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at

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HEC

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Montreal

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for

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the

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first

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time,

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it

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is

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recommended

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to

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visit

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the

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eduroam

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Canada

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site

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which

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includes

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all

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the

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participating

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institutions

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and

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the

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way

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each

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one

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recommends

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to

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these

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members

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to

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access

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eduroam:

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http://www.canarie.ca/identity/eduroam/

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You

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can

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also

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visit

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our

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eduroam

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section

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for

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more

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information

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and

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useful

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links.

Note that if you use the 2 wireless connections "HEC Montreal" AND "Eduroam" it could occur a conflict between the 2 networks.

Indeed, Windows seems to systematically abandon the wireless connection with the last known SSID and try the following (eg: "HEC Montreal" to "Eduroam"), which generates other very long delays due to changes in IP addresses before the wireless may eventually become available (after several minutes).

In order to avoid this unproductive and frustrating behavior, it is highly recommended to modify the configuration of the wireless network "Eduroam", and to uncheck the automatic connection (see screen shot below).
This simple trick seems to solve the problem. And ensures a much more efficient experience of our wireless network.

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There could be problems connecting to HEC Montreal. The most common issue would be related to the password recognized by the network. If you have not changed your password in a very long time, it could cause an error while trying to connect the network. If so, the best solution is to reinitialize your password by connecting to the IT’s password change tool (http://web.hec.ca/password.htmlChange password).

For the eduroam users, please verify first that you are connected to the eduroam network (SSID), and that you respect the required authentication format (see previous section). 
If there is a problem with your account or your password, you must contact your home university.

These problems may also have other sources such as the driver of your wireless adapter or your operating system not up to date. Try first to update the driver for your wireless adapter by getting up to date software from the manufacturer's website and make sure your operating system is updated through tools such as "Windows Update" Microsoft Windows.

It is also possible that your wireless adapter is managed by a third party software. In this case you should refer to the manufacturer’s documentation on using your network adapter or configuration software. Given the variety of equipment for wireless connectivity, we don’t have the resources to test and document the use of each of these tools or equipment.

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