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Wireless on Campus

Wireless Help (PDF)

In order to connect to USD's wireless network, your laptop computer will need to be equipped with a wireless network card. Wireless is built into many new laptops, but those laptops without built in wireless can purchase a wireless PCI card from most stores carrying computer hardware (BestBuy, Circuit City, CompUSA), as well as USD's Bookstore.

Connecting to USD's wireless network can be done using the following steps.

Windows

  1. In the configuration application provided by the wireless card manufacturer, set the SSID (may also be called ESSID or Network Name) to "usd".
  2. Set the Network Type (also called Operating Mode) to Infrastructure (which may also be called Access Point or Enterprise).

Macintosh OS X

  1. Open the Internet Connect application in your Applications Folder.
  2. Select Airport from the Configuration pop-up menu.
  3. Click the Turn Airport On button if it is not already on.
  4. The Macintosh should auto-detect the network name and display it as "usd". If it does not, select Other from the Choose Network pop-up menu and specify "usd".

Macintosh OS 9 and below

  1. Make sure Airport is selected as the network interface in the Network Control Panel (Connect:).
  2. Go to the Apple Menu and select AirPort.
  3. Click the Turn Airport On button if it is not already on. The Macintosh should auto-detect the network name and display it as "usd". If it does not, select Other from the Choose Network pop-up menu and specify "usd".