- You will need a WiFi-compliant 802.11a/b/g wireless Ethernet device installed in your laptop or a laptop with built-in WiFi capability.
- Set your wireless network adapter's Network Identifier (also known as SSID or Network Name) to sdpl.
- Use a web browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape.
- Set your TCP client software to obtain addresses automatically. Install and configure TCP/IP software by opening the Network icon in the Control Panel. Under Protocol settings, add TCP/IP. Set the IP address to obtain an IP address automatically. Leave all other fields blank.
- Restart the laptop for the changes to take effect.
Troubleshooting Windows NT, XP, and Windows 2000 Systems
- Go to Start, Run and type: CMD. Click OK. A command prompt window will appear.
- Type the following in the command prompt window:
- ipconfig/all - Displays the full configuration information
- ipconfig/release - Releases the IP address
- ipconfig/renew - Renews the IP address
Troubleshooting Apple Macintosh Powerbooks or iBooks
- Your laptop must have the MacTCP Control Panel installed. This control panel comes with recent versions of the system software and should be pre-installed.
- If you have other MacTCP configurations that you would like to save, MacTCP Switcher is a useful utility for storing several set-ups.
- To configure your MacTCP, choose to Connect via Ethernet. Configure using DHCP server, AirPort Preferred Network: sdpl.