The default installation of Windows 7, Vista, XP and Windows 2000 should connect to our wireless network without modification.
Wireless Network Settings for Windows 7
- Close all of your programs and go to your desktop (what you see after you have started and logged in to your computer).
- Click on Start, then Control Panel, then click on Category and change it to Small Icons.
- Double Click on Internet Options.
- In the Home Page section in the Address box, type in: http://main.nc.us/ for the address (making sure the slashes go the way they are shown - it's on the same key on your keyboard as the "?" symbol.)
- Click on the tab at the top labeled Connections. Double click on LAN Settings.
- Under "This connection uses the following items:", scroll down to Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IP) and double-click on it.
- Click on Obtain an IP address automatically and on Obtain DNS server address automatically.
- Click on OK to close this window.
- Click OK to close any other windows and get back to your desktop.
Wireless Network Settings for Vista
1. From the Start menu, select Control Panel, then double-click on the Network and Internet Connections icon.
2. Double-click on the Local Area Connection icon.
3. Under "This connection uses the following items:", scroll down to Internet Protocol(TCP/IP) and double-click on it.
4. Click on Obtain an IP address automatically and on Obtain DNS server address automatically.
5. Click on OK to close the "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties" window, and click on OK again to close the "Local Area Connection Properties" window.
6. You may need to restart your computer in order to access the Internet.
Wireless Network Settings for XP, 2000
1. For XP, click on Start, then -All Programs-Control Panel and double click on Internet Options. IF YOU DON'T SEE Internet Options in the Windows XP Control panel - Click on Tools-Folder Options, then under Tasks, click "Use Windows Classic Folders" then Okay; and then find and double click Internet Options.
(In Windows 2000, use Start-Settings-Control Panel-Internet Options instead.)
2. Click on the tab at the top labeled Connections. Look for LAN Settings and click the box.
3. Put a check in Automatically Detect Settings and click OK. Click OK on the next window that shows up.
4. You may need to restart your computer in order to access the Internet.