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Windows 2000 Wireless Settings

 

Before a user can connect to BCC-WNET, you must have a properly installed 802.11b wireless network card. Any card bearing the Wi-Fi logo should work perfectly with BCC-WNET. The actual installation of the card will differ from manufacturer to manufacturer and is beyond the scope of this document. Following the directions that come with the card is strongly recommended. The default settings for most cards are all that is needed to connect to BCC-WNET. However, for those cards that require further configuration these specifics should be helpful.

SSID or ESSID

BCC-WNET

WEP encryption

Off or Disabled

Channel

AUTO

802.1X Authentication

Off or Disabled

Data Rate

Auto

Note: If you use your computer on another wireless network you should record all settings before changing them, so they can be restored for later use.

Once the wireless network card is installed and configured you need to configure the cards network settings.

   
1.

1. Click Start => Settings => Control Panel

   
2.

Double-click the "Network and Dial-up Connections" icon.

   
3.

Now right-click the connection for your wireless PC card (pausing with your mouse pointer over the connection will cause the name of the card to appear). This will help you find out which card is the wireless network card. Once you identified the wireless card double click the Icon to go into the Properties.

   
4.

Once in the Properties of the wireless card, double click on the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)

   
5.

Click both "Obtain an IP address automatically" and "Obtain DNS server address automatically".

   
6.

Click "OK" in the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties window. If you have a tab called "Sharing" in the main properties window, click on it, otherwise skip this step. In the "Sharing" tab, make sure that you uncheck (clear) the box net to "Enable Internet Connection Sharing for this connection"

Click "OK" in the main Properties window. Close the Status window. Close the Network and Dial-up Connections window by clicking on the X in the upper right hand corner.

When using Windows 2000 the network card always has a tool (software) as a companion to the installation of the device. All network cards have different type of tool which you will be able to see on the lower right side of the screen. By clicking this tool you’ll be able to see the SSID and then just click connect.

Then just open your Internet Explorer and type your login information.

   
7.

Then just accept the certificate and the web login will appear.

   
8.

The Web login page will appear. Please login using your BCC ID. Remember that although your BCC ID consist of your name and last name Ex: John.doe@bcc.cuny.edu . However, you will be only required to enter your first name (dot) last name. Ex: John.doe

   
9. At this point your computer is ready to use BCC-WNET.
   
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