Accessing the Colby-Sawyer College Wireless Network with

Accessing the Colby-Sawyer College Wireless Network with
Accessing the Colby-Sawyer College Wireless Network with Windows XP
For network-certified computers only.
An Ethernet connection is needed for step 3 of Method One.
Note: certification cannot be done wirelessly
Method One- Using Auto-configuration Utility
1. Turn on or enable your wireless card. Usually there is a button, switch, or function key-combination on or around
Often there is a light that indicates wireless is actively
your keyboard. Look for icons like these:
receiving signals. When wireless is active you should see a wireless icon similar to this in the lower right corner of
your screen:
2. Double-click on the wireless icon. You will see a list of available wireless network connections like Figure 1
below. Included in this list will be 'Campus-Wireless'. Highlight 'Campus-Wireless' network and click the Connect
button at the bottom right corner. Do not be concerned that this connection does not succeed. Continue to step 3.
3. The College has provided a utility to automatically configure your wireless settings. Click here to download and
click Run or Open on the security warning popup messages.
4. Next, reboot your computer. After rebooting you should be connected to the Campus Wireless network.
Method Two- Manual Settings
Double-click on the wireless icon in the lower right corner of the screen
Connection window.
to open the Wireless Network
Figure 1. Click on 'Change advanced settings' - in the yellow oval above, and then follow the screens below.
Click the Wireless Networks tab. Make sure that
Use Windows to configure my wireless
network settings is checked. Click to select
Campus-Wireless in Preferred networks section
then click the Properties button.
Click the Authentication tab. Make sure that the
EAP type is set to Smart Card or other
Certificate. Click the Properties button.
Click the Association tab. WPA2 or WPA and
AES should be selected. Click OK.
Ensure that your settings match those above, then
click OK.
You should now be able to select Campus-Wireless
network, then click the Connect button as shown in
Figure 1 above and successfully connect. It may
take a minute for your computer to authenticate and
acquire a network address. As always, try restarting
your computer if it doesn't work the first time.
Please remember that the nature of wireless signals,
like that of cell phones, is inherently more
vulnerable to fluctuations and interference. The
wired connection is always preferable for stability
and speed. Part of the cost of the convenience of a
roaming wireless connection is the risk of signal
loss. Keep this in mind when copying critical files
across wireless connections.
Please call Information Resources for further
information on using the wireless network.
Click the Connection tab. Ensure that the
'Connect when the network is in range' is
checked. Click OK
Macintosh users can connect their laptops to the
wireless network too. Please call David Levine at
extension 3779.
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