My son just sent me the necessary steps to connect to his university's wireless network . . .looked pretty complicated till I looked at the last 3 lines (why anyone would buy windows system is beyond me) 802.11b/g INSTRUCTIONS * You need to obtain a wireless Ethernet card that is 802.11b/g and WiFi compatible (most WiFi cards will have WiFi physically printed on the card). Wireless Ethernet cards from the following vendors have been tested and are known to work on our wireless network: * Cisco Aironet * 3Com * Orinoco (Silver and Gold versions both work) * Zoom * Xircom * US Robotics * Linksys * Apple Airport * You must register the card on the UMR network using the online registration for Residential Housing and Wireless connections. This form can be found off the Helpdesk page <http://campus.umr.edu/helpdesk> . You can also access this page directly <http://campus.umr.edu/it/refcenter/connect/ethernet/ethernet_reg.html> . Without registration, your card will NOT work on our wireless network. * Configure your networking properties on the card to use DHCP to obtain an IP address. (Each card is configured slightly differently.) * You will need to bring up the client encryption tool to install the proper utilities for your card (the specifics of these vary from card to card) and input the following information: * Configure the system to use DHCP for WINS resolution * Client name: the name of your machine (sent to you with your registration) * SSID: UMR_Campus (this is Case Sensitive) * Access type: set this to infrastructure * Access Point Authentication: Open Authentication * WEP: Enable this (Wire Equivilancy Privacy) * Set the 40 Bit Crypto key <https://campus.umr.edu/it/refcenter/connect/ethernet/protected/crypto_key.html> You will need this in order to be able to access the UMR wireless network. Note that on Macintosh computers you will need to put a "$" in front of the key. 802.1x configuration for Mac OS X 1. Select the wireless configuration tool on the top bar. Click Other. 2. Enter "UMR" for the Network Name, select "802.1X WEP". Enter YOUR login credentials for User Name and Password. Leave 802.1X Configuration as "Automatic". 3. If you receive the following window, click Continue. 4. You're done! Start enjoying wireless networking with the 802.1x security standard.