UPDATE: Microsoft has discontinued support for Windows XP in July 2011. As such, the IT Department is no longer providing support as well. However, these help sheets will be available for anyone still using it.Automatic Setup - Download UCCS_WirelessXP.exe, download and install the file. Further instructions will pop up on your screen when installing.
NOTE: To connect to the UCCS wireless, your laptop must meet specific requirements to keep the network protected. After configuration, your computer will be checked for the following:
To see which antivirus and anti-spyware programs are acceptable and get instructions on Windows Updates, go to www.uccs.edu/helpdesk/wireless-accept.htm.
As part of the configuration, a Policy Key will be installed on your computer. You must have administrative privileges for this to work.
If you are running a security program such as Norton Internet Security or McAfee which includes a personal firewall, you need to disable it until after you have successfully registered on the network. You can usually find the settings for your firewall under "Internet" or "Network" within the security program.
1. If you can connect your computer to a network port on UCCS, you may auto-configure your wireless internet connection by completing this step. Click HERE and then click the Run button. Another helpsheet will popup during the install process guiding you what to do next. If you cannot plug your computer into a network port, you must manually configure your connection starting with step 3.
2. Select the Wireless Networking icon from the windows system tray in the lower right of your screen.