WEP and SSID Configuration for Windows 2000

Problem:

My wireless device is already registered with the Help Desk. How do I enter the WEP and SSID numbers?

Solution:

NOTE 1: If you have both a Wireless card and an ethernet connection, the wireless device will take precedence over a network cable ethernet connection. This can result in slow transfer times if you are in an area with weak signal. Disable the wireless device when you have a network cable plugged in to your ethernet card for a more reliable connection.

Note 2: There may be some variances between different wireless cards. These are general instructions. If your computer can't be configured using these instructions, please contact the Help Desk at 282-HELP or bring your computer to the Help Desk in the basement of the Business building.

How to Acquire your WEP and SSID.

There are two ways to acquire your WEP and SSID,

  1. Validate your identity by presenting your Bengal Card ID at the Help Desk in the basement of the Business Building where it will be given to you, or,
  2. Log into your http:/my.isu.edu portal.
    1. Look under My Data Links
    2. Click on Computer Account Information
    3. Scroll down the list and click on NETREG
    4. Your wireless configuration will appear on the Service Detail window.

How to Configure your Wireless Card.

  1. Click Start
  2. Select Settings
  3. Select Network and Dial-up Connections
  4. Find your wireless connection icon and right-click on it.
  5. Select Properties to open the Local Area Connection (wireless card) window.
  6. Under the general tab, find the Connect Using box.
  7. Click the Configure button.
  8. Select the Wireless Network tab.
  9. Under Network name (SSID), Enter the new SSID that the help desk gave you.
  10. Operating Mode - Select Infrastructure (connect to access point)
  11. Security = Click the Security button.
  12. Put dot in Use WEP key (10 of 10 hexadecimal digits - Use numbers 0-9 and letters A-F).
  13. In the Key 1: text box, enter the WEP key the help desk gave you. (Some cards will have you enter the WEP key twice. There are no space between the WEP characters).
  14. Click OK to close all windows and reboot.

If you have problems with your configuration, bring it to the Help in the basement of the Business building.

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Platform: Windows 2000
Document #: 873     Author: Cynthia Senicka    
Last Modified by: Joshua Moor on 07/01/2008