Laptop won't let me enter wifi username and password


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My campus has its own wifi and it requires me to input not just password but also username (my username here would be my student ID number, while password is the password i use for my campus' website accounts), in my Win10 laptop it works just fine, but in my older Win8 laptop, it just won't let me enter the password and username needed and immediately try to connect (and obviously fails).


It still lets me input passwords for wifi that only requires that, so I was thinking if windows 8 just doesnt support wifi that also needs username to use?


Principal Cybersecurity Architect
Staff member
You may need to get configuration information from the school. They are most likely using some form of 802.1x authentication w/radius and Win 8 is not automatically detecting the required settings.