Notebook Configuration

Notebook Configuration
Laptop Wireless Network & LAN Configuration
LAN Configuration
In order to use the University’s wireless hotspots you will need a laptop that supports WiFi networking and a valid UKZN Network ID.
This guide will help you configure your laptop so that you can connect to the
University’s wireless network. Should you encounter any difficulties, an ICT consultant
will be happy to check the functionality of the Wireless Network; however, we do not
offer support of your wireless device.
Important: We strongly recommend that antivirus software is installed on your Laptop as
the University of KwaZulu-Natal will not accept any responsibility for the loss or damage
of data as a result of using this service. The University’s preferred Anti Virus is
Eset NOD 32, which can be obtained from the ICT Secretary Lindiwe Mkhize
(Room G1A, Science Building) for R200.
CONFIGURATION STEPS TO FOLLOW:
1.
Click on Start, Control Panel and double click on Internet options
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Click on the General tab and under Home page type in the following address:
http://www.ukzn.ac.za
2. Click on the Connections tab and under Local Area Network (LAN) Settings,
click on LAN Settings
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3. Under Automatic configuration, tick Automatically detect settings and tick Use
automatic configuration script. Next to address, type in the following path:
http://autoconfig.ukzn.ac.za/config.pac
Under Proxy server, tick Use a proxy server for your LAN. Then tick Bypass
proxy server for local addresses. Once this is done untick/uncheck Use a proxy
server for your LAN
Click OK
4. Your notebook should now be able to connect to internet
5. Should you experience difficulties connecting to the network, click Start, Control
Panel and double click Network Connections
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6. Right click the Local Area Connection icon and choose Repair
7. If you are unable to connect after Windows has finished repairing your network,
Right click on the Local Area Connection icon again and choose Properties as
illustrated above
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8. Under General, scroll down and tick Internet Protocol [TCP/IP]
9. While Internet Protocol [TCP/IP] is selected, click on Properties
10. Under General, select Obtain IP address automatically as well as Obtain DNS
server address automatically, click OK
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Wireless Notebook Configuration
CONFIGURATION STEPS TO FOLLOW:
1. Click on Start, Control Panel and double click on Network Connections
2. Right click on the Wireless icon and choose to View Available Wireless Network
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3. If you are still unable to view wireless networks, click on Change Advanced
Settings
4. Under Wireless Networks, click Add
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5. Under Association and next to Network name (SSID), type UKZNDATA and
Click OK.
6. Click Advanced
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7. Tick Automatically connect to non-preferred Networks, click Close, click OK
8. If you are still unable to connect, right click on the Wireless Connection Icon and
choose Repair.
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