Wireless Networking Setup - Windows XP Laptops

 

Requirements

802.11b or g wireless adapters, which can be purchased at most electronic stores if your computer does not have a built in wireless networking capabilities.

Standards

The standards for Ferris wireless network can be found by clicking here.

If your computer has a switch to turn your wireless antennae on, make sure it is on first.

1. Click Start on your desktop.
2. Select and click on the Control Panel.
3. Double-Click on Network Connections.

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4. Right-Click on the Wireless Network Icon and select Enabled. (if you only see disabled, the wireless has already been enabled.)

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5. Right-click again and select View Available Wireless Networks.

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6. Click on the Ferris wireless connection with the strongest signal and then click Connect.

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You should be able to start accessing the wireless network at this time.

 

Accessing the Ferris Network

You may need to authenticate (log in) to the network access service (Bradford) to use sites off campus and some sites on campus. 

If you are a student in the residence halls or apartments click here for additional configuration you may need to do.

Last modified: 11/21/2011