Connecting MUSD laptops to other wireless networks

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For Windows 7 devices with Cisco client installed

 

 


 

 

District laptops are set up by Technology Services to connect to our MUSD wireless networks.  When taking the device outside the district, users can connect to other wireless networks to gain access to the Internet.  This document explains how to do this on Windows 7 district computers with the Cisco client installed.



1. When you are out of range of the MUSD wireless network, log in as you normally would.  The computer will remember the most recent password you used to log in to the MUSD network (*note, you must log in to the computer at least once on the MUSD network BEFORE you can log in to the computer from outside the network - this login will create a local account on the computer for you to log in to when off-site).  You may get a second login box for Novell Zenworks which you will not be able to log in to since you are not connected to the MUSD network.  Click the cancel button or press the ESC key to clear that login box.

2. Once logged in, you will need to verify that the wireless network card is turned on.  Most laptops have a button or indicator that can be pressed to turn on the wireless (typically the wireless indicator will light up blue when the wireless is on and amber if it is off).  If you find you are not seeing any wireless networks when attempting the steps below, verify that the wireless network card is on.

3. Now you need to connect to the network you want to access.  In the systray (on the bottom, right hand side of the screen) you will see several icons and the time showing there.  It is part of the start bar across the bottom of the screen.  Click on the up arrow to show more icons.

 

 

4. Click on the Cisco AnyConnect icon.  

 



5. On the Cisco AnyConnect status window, click on the drop down arrow to see a list of wireless networks in range and click on the desired connection.

 




6. On the Cisco AnyConnect window that pops up, enter the necessary security information including the security type and key/password (these should be available from the wireless provider) and then click OK.  *If the desired connection does not have a padlock icon next to it, it is an open network and will not require any security information to be entered.

 

 

7. You should now be connected to the wireless network.

 

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