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Getting Connected

Overview

This document will help you set up EITC Wireless access on your on-campus PC running Windows XP (Service Pack 2), with a compatible wireless card installed.

NOTE: It is mandatory that you have Javascript enabled for EITC Wireless access. This should already be enabled, as it is by default in most browsers.

Before you begin

You must already have a valid EITC NetID for full EITC Wireless access. If you do not have a valid EITC NetID, limited guest access is available through the EITC Wireless Guest access.

It is strongly recommended that you enable your internet firewall.

Step 1: Install wireless card driver

Windows XP should automatically install the wireless card driver once the device is detected. If it does not, consult the wireless card documentation or vendor website for assistance.

Step 2.1: Selecting the EITC Wireless network

In the lower right-hand corner of the screen, left click the wireless icon and select View Available Wireless Networks.

Step 2.2: Selecting the EITC Wireless network

Click the EITC Wireless connection to select, then click Connect to connect.

Step 3.1: Connect to the EITC Wireless network

A warning window displays, with notification that the information sent over the network is unencrypted.

Click Connect Anyway.

Step 3.2: Connect to the EITC Wireless network

A progress indicator displays, while the wireless network card works to access the network.

Step 4: You are now connected

When re-visiting your wireless connections, you'll now notice that "Connected" appears in the upper right hand corner, as shown below. You are now connected to the EITC Wireless network.

Step 5.1: To access the Internet, Set the Proxy for Internet Explorer 6 or 7

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  1. Download the Log On Wireless executable
  2. A dialog box will pop up. Click Save.
  3. Save the file to your laptop in a location where you can find it (the Desktop would be good!)
  4. Double click the Log On Wireless icon.
  5. You will be taken to the Wireless Log On page.
Step 5.2: To access the Internet, Set the Proxy for Firefox 2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  1. Start Firefox
  2. Click Tools
  3. Click Options
  4. The Options box will appear:
  5. Click Advanced
  6. Click Network
  7. Click Settings
  8. You may want to write down the current settings so they can be reset when after you leave campus.
  9. Enter the Connection Settings Manual proxy configuration, HTTP Proxy: 10.1.1.1, Port: 8080, Use this
  10. Proxy server for all protocols, No Proxy for: 1.1.1.1as shown:

Step 6: EITC Wireless Access login

After you have configured your network settings, you must use a web browser to register your computer with EITC Wireless for full Internet access. Each time you log into EITC Wireless, you remain authenticated for as long as you use the connection. Authentication times out after 8 hours of inactivity. You will only have to log in after not having been connected to the Internet for 8 hours.

To register your computer, follow the instructions below.

  1. If prompted, accept the certificate "for this session only"
  2. Note: different browsers display the certificate uniquely.
  3. Log in using your EITC Wireless Username and Password.
  4. If you don't have one, please fill out the Wireless Access Request Form.

Step 7: Successful login

If you logged in successfully, you should see the following popup screen:

Step 8. Logging out

  1. Download the Log Off Wireless executable
  2. A dialog box will pop up. Click Save.
  3. Save the file to your laptop in a location where you can find it (the Desktop would be good!)
  4. Double click the Log On Wireless icon.
  5. Click the Logout button
  6. The Log Off Wireless executable will reset all of the EITC browser proxy setting to blank. If you use a proxy, you may need to reset the proxy settings back to the settings for your wired network connection.
  7. Click close
  8. Close all browser windows and exit the browser application.

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