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Connect to Queen's Unsecure Wireless Network


If your computer/device is able to connect to the Queen's Secure Wireless Network you should use that network.  See the other tutorials for instructions on connecting to the Queen's Secure Wireless network.


The following instructions are provided for those few devices that are not able to use the secure network.


If you have an enabled wireless network card and are in range of the Queen's wireless network, you should automatically connect to the queensu wireless network/signal.

 

Review the Known Issues that may affect a wireless network connection.


If your computer does not automatically connect to the wireless network:


On a PC

 

  • If you have a wireless switch make sure that it is turned on prior to making a connection attempt.  
  • Double-click on the Network Connections icon within Control Panel, then double click on the icon for your wireless card. A list of detected wireless networks will appear, then double-click on the queensu wireless network.
  • Open an internet browser. 
  • When the internet browser starts up, you will need to accept the certificate.
  • You will automatically be taken to the Wireless login screen. Enter your NetID and password then click on the Logon User button. Your NetID and password will be encrypted for your security.

On a Macintosh

 

  • If you have a wireless switch make sure that it is turned on prior to making a connection attempt.  
  • From the menu bar select Turn Airport On or select System Preferences/ Network/ Show: Airport
  • Select Queensu to join the network. You will need to accept the certificate.
  • Open your browser. Your browser will automatically be forwarded to an authentication page where you will need to input a valid NetID and password, then click on the Logon User button.  


Some wireless cards may come with programs that performs the same function. If the first manual method fails, try using these wireless card-specific programs.


Additional Information 

 

  • Your computer will have a wireless connection on the queensu network for 4 hours. After 4 hours, your wireless connection will expire and you will need to authenticate your computer again.

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