Windows Vista PDF Guide

Windows Vista PDF Guide
Setup guide for
Windows Vista
UniWide is the UNSW Campus Wireless Network for UNSW students and staff. It offers fast,
secure wireless network connectivity from a wide range of locations across UNSW’s campuses. Wireless access is available to all current staff and students. UniWide can be accessed via
any WiFi-enabled laptop or mobile device that supports WPA2 Enterprise wireless security.
System requirements & prerequisites
To access UniWide, you will need a properly configured 802.11a/b/g/n (WiFi) compatible notebook
computer or mobile device that supports WPA2 Enterprise wireless security. Most new notebooks and
many new mobile devices meet these requirements.
1. Activate your laptop’s wireless connectivity [page 1]
2. Configure your wireless connection for UniWide [page 1]
3. Connect to UniWide [page 5]
UniWide requires zPass to access - UniPass will no longer work on this service
For more information about zPass, please visit
UniWide setup instructions
Step 1 - Activate your laptop’s wireless connectivity
Methods of turning wireless networking on and off differ from computer to computer.
Some laptops have a key displaying the wireless symbol (left), while others require a
manual connection method. If in doubt, consult your laptop’s user manual.
Step 2 - Configure your wireless connection for UniWide
You need to be on campus near a UniWide
hotspot such as a library, computer lab or
common area to configure your computer.
If unsure look for the UniWide logo (above)
or view
html for hotspot locations on campus
Student Version
Last updated: 10/09/10 2:00pm
1. Click Start > Control Panel
2. Click on Classic View
3. Click on the Network and
Sharing Centre icon
4. Under Tasks, click Set up a connection
or network
5. Click Manually connect to a
wireless network
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6. Type uniwide (in lowercase)
in the Network name field
• Select WPA2-Enterprise from the
Security Type drop-down menu.
• Select AES from the Encryption
type drop down menu
7. Click Next
8. Click Change connection settings
9. Ensure the following are checked:
• Connect automatically when this
network is in range
• Connect to a more preferred
network if available
10. Click on the Security tab
• Check the Cache user information...
(below Protected EAP drop-down menu)
11. Click on the Settings
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12. Ensure the following are checked:
• Validate server certificate
• UTN-USERFirst-Hardware (scroll down
to locate)
• Enable Fast Reconnect
13. Click the Configure button
14. Ensure this is NOT checked
15. Click OK to close this window
16. Click OK to close the previous two
When you see the Manually Connect to a wireless network window below - go to the
Connect to UniWide steps oveleaf
You have configured your laptop to connect to UniWide
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2. Connecting
3 - Connectto
1. Click Connect to…
2. Select uniwide then click Connect
3. Click on Enter/Select additional log on
4. Enter your zNumber number
and your zPass in the Password field
5. Click OK
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6. Click Connect
A Connecting to uniwide window will appear
A Successfully connected to
UniWide message will appear
7. Click Close
You should now be connected to the UniWide wireless network
Once you have completed the above instructions your laptop should automatically connect to
UniWide whenever you are on campus AND within range of a UniWide access point.
Refer to the website for UniWide coverage maps.
Note: ensure your laptop has wireless connectivity turned on before attempting to access UniWide.
If you change your zPass in the future - you will be prompted to re-enter it the
next time you attempt to connect to UniWide
If you have any issues or questions, please contact the IT Service Centre at [email protected]
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