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Connecting to CROWN

General Information for All Systems

NOTE: The following instructions are general guidelines and require that you understand how to configure and restore the settings of your own computer. It is best to try to use the Internet before attempting any of the changes suggested on this page.

Wireless Card Settings:

  • Use the software that came with your wireless card or computer to configure the settings and to verify a connection to the CROWN network.
  • SSID (network name) = "CROWN" (without quotes)
  • WEP = disable WEP encryption
  • Mode or Network Type = Infrastructure mode or Access Point

Windows 98 Network Settings:

  • From Control Panel, select "Network."
  • Locate the TCP/IP protocol and get into its Properties. If more than one TCP/IP protocol is listed, look for the one associated with your wireless adapter.
  • For IP Address, select "Obtain an IP address automatically."

Windows 2000 and XP Network Settings:

  • From Control Panel, select "Network and Dial-up Connections" or "Network and Internet Connections > Internet Connections."
  • Right-click on "Wireless Network Connection" or "Local Area Connection" and click Properties.
  • Locate the Internet TCP/IP protocol and get into its Properties. If more than one TCP/IP protocol is listed, look for the one associated with your wireless adapter.
  • Select "Obtain an IP address automatically" and "Obtain DNS server address automatically."
  • For XP, right click on "Wireless Network Connection" and select "View Available Wireless Networks." Enter "CROWN" and click "Connect."

Windows NT Network Settings:

  • From Control Panel, select "Network."
  • Locate the TCP/IP protocol and get into its Properties. If more than one TCP/IP protocol is listed, look for the one associated with your wireless adapter.
  • Select "Obtain an IP address from a DHCP server" and click OK.

Internet Explorer Tips:

Please note that depending on your version of software, there may be variations in the procedures.

  • From Control Panel, select "Internet Options > Connections tab."
  • If you also have a dial-up connection, it should not be set to "Always dial my default connection."
  • LAN Settings should be "Automatically detect settings" and leave the Proxy server settings blank.

Macintosh

  • Network Settings (OS 8 and 9):
  • Select: "Apple Menu > Control Panel > TCP/IP."
  • Connect via "AirPort" or other wireless (WIFI) ethernet.
  • Configure "Using DHCP Server."
  • Leave "Name Server" and "Additional Search" domains blank.
  • Network Settings (OS X):
  • Select: "Apple Menu > System Preferences > Network button."
  • Select "TCP/IP" tab and Configure "Using DHCP."
  • Above the TCP/IP tab, you may need to Configure via "AirPort" or other wireless (WIFI) ethernet.
  • Leave Domain Name Servers and Search Domains blank.

For more information regarding the city's wireless network project, contact the Information Services Helpdesk at (425) 430-6870.