How to Connect to the Network with a Windows Computer
How to Connect to the Network with a Macintosh
If you right-click (click with your right mouse button) you
should see the options listed below.
Click on “ View Available Wireless Networks ”
You will get a “Choose a wireless network” dialog box
You should see “webster-wifi” as one of the networks available.
Click on Webster Wireless and click the “ Connect
” button You may get a pop-up box indicating that the network
you are connecting to is unsecured, click “ Connect
Anyway ” you will be authenticating and creating a
secure connection in a later step.
You might get a dialog box like the one shown below while your
computer connects to the Webster Wireless network.
When the connection is established, the “Choose a wireless
network” dialog box will show the Webster Wireless network
ac Connected and the “ Connect ” button at the
bottom of this box will now change to “ Disconnect
You may close this dialog box by clicking on the X in the upper
right hand corner. This will not close your network connection,
only the “ Choose a wireless network” dialog box To
complete your connection to the Webster Wireless network, open
your preferred internet browser (Internet Explorer, Netscape,
Firefox, etc.) You may get a certificate acceptance box like one
of the ones shown below, simply click OK or YES.
You will now get a logon screen
In the User Name field, enter your Connections username In the
Password field, enter your Connections password Click “
If the Connections username and password you entered is correct
you will get a small pop-up window like the one shown below and
your main browser window will then be taken to your browsers
If the Connections username and/or password you entered is
incorrect, you will get a Login Error. Try typing your
Connections ID and Password again and clicking “ Submit
”, if this does not work, please contact the Help Desk.
You will need to authenticate when you first connect to the
Webster Wireless network each session (each time you connect to
Webster Wireless). Once you are connected you will not need to
re-authenticate in that session. When finished using the Webster
Wireless network, you do not need to disconnect, the connection
will disconnect automatically when you are out of range. You
might see a wireless signal strength indicator in your Windows
system tray. The more “bars” there are the better the signal
When you click on the Airport icon, you will get several
options, click on Open Internet Connect.
The Internet Connect utility will appear.
Click the down arrow next to Network: and choose “webster-wifi”.
You might get a pop-up box asking if you want to automatically
join this network in the future. This means that when this
network is within range that your computer will attempt to
connect to it. Click “ Yes ”.
When the computer connects to the network the Internet Connect
dialog box will change to show the status as Connected.
You may now quit Internet Connect. This will not close your
wireless connection, just the Internet Connect application.
Next, open your preferred internet browser (Netscape, Safari,
Internet Explorer, etc.) When your browser tries to open your
homepage, you might get a pop-up box, similar to one of the ones
below, asking you to accept a certificate. Click “ OK
, “ Continue ” or “ Yes
You will then be brought to a login screen as shown below.
In the User Name field, type in your Connections ID (Connections
username) In the Password field, type in your Connections
password Click “ Submit ”.
If your logon was successful, you will get a browser pop-up box
as shown below letting you know you were logged on successfully.
If the Connections username and/or password you entered was
incorrect, you will get a “ Login Error ”
message. Please try to logon again and if unsuccessful, contact
the Help Desk.
Once you are successfully logged in, you will be taken to the
Connections page in your browser. You may now use the Internet
as you normally would. When you are finished using the webster
wifi connection, there is no need to disconnect, you will be
automatically disconnected when you go out of range. If you go
back in range within 1 (one) hour of your last logon, you will
not have to re-authenticate, if it has been more than one hour
since you used the webster wifi network you will have to enter
your Connections username and password again in your browser.