Adjusting Network Configurations for Hallnet wireless Internet on Windows XP

Step 1: Bringing up the Control Panel

Click Start. Then click on the Control Panel.

Bring up the Control Panel

Step 2: Bring up the Network Connections Window

Once the Control Panel is open, double-click on the Network Connections icon.

Double Click Network Connections

Step 3: Removing Bridged Connections

A list of connections should appear. If you see an entry titled Bridged Connection, right-click on it. A pop-up menu will appear. Click Delete. Repeat this process for each bridged connection displayed.

Remove Bridged Connections

Step 4: Disable and Enable the Network Connection

Right-click the Wireless Network Connection icon. A pop-up menu should appear.

If Enable appears in the pop-up menu, click it and proceed to step 6.

Otherwise, if Disable appears in the pop-up menu, click it. Right-click the icon again. This time, click Enable in the pop-up menu. Finally, proceed to step 6.

Disable and Re-Enable the Wireless Connection

Step 5: Bring up the Wireless Connection Properties Window

Right-click the Wireless Network Connection icon. A pop-up menu should appear. Click Properties in the pop-up menu.

Bring up the Wireless Connection Properties

Step 6: Bring up the Internet Protocol Properties Window

A connection properties window will appear. Scroll down in the This connection uses the following items: list. Click on the text (rather than the checkbox) for Internet Protocol (TCP/IP). Then, click the Properties button.

Bring up the Internet Protocol Properties Window

Step 7: Obtain all Values Automatically

The Internet Protocol Properties window will appear. Make sure the radio button in front of Obtain an IP address automatically is checked. Also, make sure that the checkbox in front of Obtain DNS server address automatically is checked. When you click the OK button in the Internet Protocol Properties window, you will be returned to the connection properties window.

Obtain All Values Automatically

Step 8: Configure the Wireless Device

Click the Configure button. This will bring up another window with your wireless device settings.

Configure the Device

Step 9: Enabling the Radio

Click on the Advanced tab. Click the entry for Radio On/Off. In the drop-down menu on the right, select On. Then, click OK. You will be returned to the Wireless Network Connection Properties window. Click OK in this window as well.

Enable the Radio

Congratulations! You have successfully adjusted your network settings for Hallnet. If this does not correct the issue, please try our other configuration guides, or contact the VSU IT Helpdesk at helpdesk@valdosta.edu or at 229-245-4357. Please note that our work request system can only accept emails sent from a VSU email address.