Connecting Windows Vista to Wireless

Cornell has two wireless networks, “CornellWireless”, and “CornellGuest”.  The CornellWireless network is intended for students, faculty and staff.  It gives Cornell users access to all standard resources such as email, networked applications, printing, file shares and Internet browsing. CornellGuest is to be used by people who do not have a Cornell user name and password.  It does not have access to printing, applications or file shares and is very limited in bandwidth. 


Connecting to CornellWireless With Windows Vista

  1. Check to make sure your wireless card is on.
    • Your wireless card must be on to connect to the wireless network. Most computers have an indicator light for the wireless card.
    • Some computers have a button or combination of buttons to turn on your wireless.
  2. Click Windows (Start) Icon, then Connect To.
  3. Select Set up a connection or network.
    Wireless Vista Settings
  4. Select Manually connect to a wireless network.
    Wireless Vista Settings
  5. Add the following information and click Next.
    Wireless Vista Settings
  6. Select Change connection settings.
    Wireless Vista Settings
  7. Select the Security tab and then click on Settings.
    Wireless Vista Settings
  8. Uncheck Validate Server Certificate and select the Configure button.
    Wireless Vista Settings
  9. Place a Check next to Automatically use my Windows logon name and password.
    Wireless Vista Settings
  10. Select OK to exit the screens.
  11. You should get a message saying you are connected.
    • Open a internet browser and go to an external website.  You will be redirected to the Safe Connect site.
    • Follow the Safe Connect instructions to access the internet.

If you have any questions about connecting to the wireless network, please contact the Information Technology Help Desk at extension 4357 or submit a Work Order Request and our staff will assist you as soon as possible.