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Configuration Instructions


If your wireless network card is installed properly and functioning, these instructions should work. Due to the large number of wireless network cards on the market, we are unable to help with this. Refer to your PC manual for assistance.

These configuration instructions work for most laptop computers and PDAs. We cannot guarantee they will work for every device. Due to the variety of wireless hardware -- and for purposes of privacy, security and liability -- we are unable to provide individualized support.

Windows XP Configuration

  • Select Start, then Control Panel, then Network and Internet Connections, then Network Connections
  • Right-select the Wireless Connection icon and select Properties
  • Select the Wireless Networks tab
    • The "Use Windows to Configure My Wireless Network Settings" option should be checked
    • Select the "Add" button under the Preferred Networks box
    • Set and confirm, then select OK
      • Network Name (SSID) = bjcpai
      • Network Authentication = open
      • Data Encryption = disabled
      • Authentication tab = all disabled
  • Select the General tab
    • Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), select the Properties button
    • On the General tab, verify that "Obtain an IP Address Automatically" and "Obtain DNS Server Address automatically" are selected
    • Select OK

Windows 2000 Configuration

  • Select Start, then Settings, then Network and Dial-Up Connections
  • Right-select the Wireless connection icon and select Properties
  • On the General tab, select the Configure button
  • Select the Advanced tab
  • Set and confirm, then select OK:
    • SSID = bjcpai
    • Infrastructure Mode = Yes
  • Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), select the Properties button:
    • On the General tab, verify that "Obtain an IP Address Automatically" and "Obtain DNS Server Address Automatically" are selected
    • Select OK
  • After making changes, you may need to remove and reinsert your laptop's wireless card

Windows Vista Configuration

  • Select the new Start button and select "Connect to"
  • In the next dialog box that follows select "Setup a connection or network" shortcut
  • Select "Manually connect to a wireless network" and select "Next"
  • Select the wireless adapter if prompted
  • Enter the following information into the fields:
    • Network Name (SSID) = bjcpai
    • Security Type = No Authentication (Open)
    • Encryption Type = None
    • Security key/Passphrase (leave this blank)
    • Check the box "Start this connection automatically"
    • Check the box "Connect even if the network is not broadcasting" and select "Next"
  • Once added, select "Connect to" and select "bjcpai" and select "Connect"

Mac OS X Configuration

  • Select Apple, then System Preferences
  • Select the Network icon
  • Next to Location, select the down-arrow and select New Location
  • Name the New Location "BJC" and select OK
  • Next to Show, select the down-arrow and select Network Port Configurations; leave the checkmark in front of AirPort, and remove all other checkmarks such as Internal Modem or Ethernet
  • Next to Show, select the down-arrow and select AirPort; set and confirm:
    • Select the TCP/IP tab
    • Ensure that DHCP is enabled
    • Choose, join a specific network
    • Network = bjcpai
    • Password (leave blank)
    • Deselect the "Allow this computer to create networks" option
  • Select Apply Now
  • Close the System Preferences window