Create a Wi-Fi profile to connect devices to hidden, encrypted, or password-protected corporate networks. Wi-Fi profiles are useful for end users who travel to various office locations that have unique wireless networks or for automatically configuring devices to connect to the appropriate wireless network.

To configure a Wi-Fi profile:

  1. Navigate to Devices > Profiles > List View > Add and select Add Profile.

  2. Select Windows and then select Windows 7.
  3. Configure the profile General settings.

    These settings determine how the profile deploys and who receives it. For more information on General settings, see Add General Profile Settings.

  4. Select the Wi-Fi profile.
  5. Configure the Wi-Fi settings:
    Settings Descriptions
    Wi-Fi Network Name Enter the name (SSID) of the desired Wi-Fi network.
    Connection Type

    Use the drop-down menu to select the Wi-Fi connection type as Ad Hoc or Infrastructure.

    Connection Mode Use the drop-down menu to specify automatic or manual joining of the network.
    Security Type Use the drop-down menu to select the security type for the Wi-Fi network.
    Encryption

    Use the drop-down menu to select the encryption method for the connection.

    Choosing WPA or WPA2 Enterprise adds the Authentication section that must be completed.

    Password

    Enter the password required to join the Wi-Fi network.

    Select Show Characters to disable hidden characters within the text box.

    Authentication

    Iif needed, choose the Root Certificate and enable AD authentication.

    Displays only if Security Type is set to WPA Enterprise or WPA2 Enterprise.

    Enable AD Authentication

    Select to use user AD credentials to authenticate instead of using a certificate.

    Displays only if Security Type is set to WPA Enterprise or WPA2 Enterprise.

    Root Certificate Select the certificate used to authenticate.
  6. Select Save & Publish when you are finished to push the profile to devices.