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.
The first time you are within range of an OWL access point and your wireless adaptor is active, the following balloon will appear:
Click on the balloon to see the following window. Make sure the
OWL network is selected, then click
Windows will warn you that this network is insecure; however we'll be using
the VPN software to encrypt your data, so click
Anyway to continue.
After a brief pause, you should see the window change to say the following, at which point you can click the close button in the top right hand corner. You may also see a confirmation balloon above the wireless icon in your tray.
Load the Cisco VPN client software and connect to OUCS using your Remote Access username and password.
You now have a connection to the University network and the Internet, and can access all resources as if you were at a University desktop location.
If you are having difficulty connecting to the VPN server, you should check
that Windows has configured your wireless network correctly. Right click on
Wireless Network Connection icon in your system tray at the
bottom right of your screen. Select
[Status] from the popup list.
[Support] tab and you should see something similar to the
following. The numbers may be slighly different, but the important thing is
IP Address: begins with the numbers
172.17. If it does not, then click the
button to obtain a new IP address.
You might also like to check the wireless security settings. Click the
[General] tab in the same window, and then click the
[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:
OWL (Automatic) entry and click the
Properties button. Make sure that the window that appears is
setup in the same way as that below: