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.
Step 2: Bring up the Network Connections Window
Once the Control Panel is open, double-click on the Network Connections icon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Step 8: Configure the Wireless Device
Click the Configure button. This will bring up another window with your wireless device settings.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at 229-245-4357. Please note that our work request system can only accept emails sent from a VSU email address.