Windows XP has a wireless networking configuration tool that should allow use of our service with just the additional VPN client software. Your wireless network adaptor vendor may recommend using their own configuration tool instead, in which case you must configure that appropriately, following the the generic parameters.
Click on the balloon to see the following window. Make sure the
OWL network is selected, then check the box and click
Connect. Although Windows may warn you that this network is
insecure, we will of course be using the VPN software to encrypt your data.
Load the Cisco VPN client software and connect to OUCS using your Remote Access username and password.
If you are having difficulty connecting to the VPN server, you should check
that Windows has configured your wireless network correctly. First, select
[Control Panel], followed by the
[Network Connection] icon. You may have to select the option to
Right click on the
[Wireless Network Connection] icon and select
[Status] from the popup list. Click the
and you should see something similar to the following. The numbers may be
slighly different, but the important thing is that your
Address: begins with the numbers
172.17. If it does
not, then click the
Repair button to obtain a new IP address.
[Wireless Networks] tab, and unless your client adaptor
vendor advises otherwise, make sure the
Use Windows to configure my
wireless network option is ticked. If this option was not ticked, then
select it and click
OK, then repeat the last two steps. The
window should look similar to the following: