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Windows XP

Connecting to the Wireless Network

Along with having many general access computer labs with Internet access, UW-Eau Claire has made accessing the Internet even easier by making a wireless network available for faculty, staff, and students to use while on campus. Laptops that have wireless capabilities can connect to the Internet anywhere on campus that has the wireless signal. This document will guide you through the process of connecting to the wireless network on campus using Windows XP.

If, after following these steps, you are unable to connect, please contact the Help Desk (836-5711).

  1. From the Start menu, select Control Panel

  2. From the Pick a category section, click NETWORK AND INTERNET CONNECTIONS

  3. From the or pick a Control Panel icon section, click NETWORK CONNECTIONSNetwork Connections icon

  4. Under LAN or High-Speed Internet, right click WIRELESS NETWORK CONNECTION » select Properties
    The Wireless Network Connection Properties dialog box appears.
    Wireless Network Connections Properties dialog box

  5. Select the Wireless Networks tab
    NOTE: If this tab is not available, use your wireless vendor’s set up utility.

  6. Verify that Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings is selected
    If this option is not selected and you are unable to select it, use your wireless vendor’s set up utility.

  7. Click ADD…
    The Wireless network properties dialog box appears.
    Wireless network properties dialog box: Association tab

  8. On the Association tab, in the Network name (SSID) text box, type UWECwireless

  9. Select Connect even if this network is not broadcasting
    NOTE: The option is selected when a check mark appears.

  10. Verify that Network Authentication is set to Open

  11. From the Data encryption pull-down menu, select Disabled

  12. Verify that This is a computer-to-computer (ad hoc) network is not selected
    NOTE: The option is not selected when no check mark appears.

  13. Click OK
    You are returned to the Wireless Network Connection Properties dialog box.
    In the Preferred networks section, UWECwireless (Automatic) appears.
    Preferred networks section of the Wireless Network Connection Properties dialog box

  14. Click OK
    You may need to register your wireless device on the network.

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