After countless hours with the IT department at my Uni and countless hours of remote control with the boys at MS, no one had a fix. Then I found an interesting article that talked about compatibility of some routers' software with current Windows 8 software.
Since our Unis are unlikely to update the software for the network, downgrade your drivers to Windows 7 drivers. If you upgrade from Windows 8, this should be really easy (just rollback the driver). If not, it's still possible by downloading a driver that works (they are out there). I am running a 2010 MacBook Pro with Windows 8 using Boot Camp and I was able to find a Windows 7 driver that worked. After you have that driver, restart, get your network config in and connect. Unfortunately I have to log in every time my computer turns on or awakens from sleep, but hey, it's a connection, right?