(Complete installation instructions for laptops that DO NOT already have a wireless card installed)
Set up of Cisco Aironet 350 Wireless Adapter
for connection to Oakton wireless network
For Windows 98, 2000, ME, or XP.
(Illustrations are from Windows 98.)
WARNING AND DISCLAIMER: Please be advised that the wireless network does not enforce any
security or encryption. At this time, Oakton is providing unrestricted, public access to the Internet.
Transmissions of secure information such as ID’s, credit card numbers, passwords, etc. may be intercepted
by wireless users in or near the building. Oakton is not responsible for damage to personal property or
other injury, including damage to computers resulting from software/hardware installation or Internet use.
Part I: Copy the Profile
1. Launch Control Panel from the
2. In Control Panel, double-click on
the System icon to launch
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3. On the System Properties dialog
window, go to the Hardware
4. Select “Original Configuration”
from the list of profiles.
Note: Some computers may
choose to call the original profile
something else. Choose the
profile that seems to be the one
currently in use.
5. Click Copy.
6. In the Copy Profile window,
save the profile as “Aironet
7. Click OK to close the Copy
8. Click OK to close the System
9. Shut down the computer.
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Part II: Install the card and driver
1. With power OFF, remove any
ethernet network cards, if
present, from the PCMCIA slot.
2. Insert the wireless adapter card
into the computer. (Top slot for
3. If working with Dell laptop,
install the CD-ROM drive.
Note: During installation, you
may be prompted to insert the
operating system CD.
4. Restart the computer
5. On bootup, you will be shown a
list of 2-3 configuration options.
Choose “Aironet Wireless
6. The Add New Hardware Wizard
should appear. If it does not,
open Control Panel (see Part
I/Step 1) and double click on the
Add New Hardware icon.
With the Hardware Wizard open,
7. Choose Network Adaptors
8. Click Next. The Wizard will
search for new plug and play
hardware and should locate the
9. Select Search for best driver for
10. Click Next
11. Choose the name of the wireless
12. Click Have Disk
13. Insert the Aironet Setup CD
ROM disk into the drive
14. Select Specify a Location
15. Click Browse
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16. Choose your CD ROM drive
(probably D: ) and the folder
17. Click OK
18. Click Next
19. Your computer should locate and
launch the file netX500.inf.
Click Next to install the driver
A message will appear saying the wireless adapter has finished installing.
20. Click Finish .
21. Click Yes to restart the computer
After the computer restarts (choose
the Aironet configuration again
22. Launch Windows Explorer or
23. Go to the CD-ROM drive
24. Double-click on Setup.exe
The setup window will appear.
25. Click next
26. Uncheck LEAP
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27. (Optional: check Create ACU
Icon. If you don’t create an icon
you can still access ACU from
28. Click Next
29. Click Next (again). It is
advisable to accept the suggested
The installation progress meter will
appear and close.
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30. Select Launch the Aironet Client
31. Click the Finish button
Part III: Set up the connection options
(If the Aironet Client Utility is
already open, skip to Step 27.)
1. Launch Control Panel (see PartI/
2. Double-click on the Aironet
Client Utility icon.
Aironet Client Utility window will
3. Click the Profile Manager button
on the Client Utility toolbar.
4. Click the Add button. The
Properties dialog window will
5. Type a name in the profile field.
Oakton is recommended.
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6. Click OK at the bottom of the
Profile Manager window. The
Properties dialog window should
open (if not, click the Edit
7. Enter OCC (all UPPER case) in
the SSID1 field. Client Name
should again be Oakton. Other
properties should be as shown
here in the illustration.
8. Click OK to exit the Properties
9. Click OK to exit the Profile
10. Close the Client Utility window.
11. Launch Control Panel (see Part I/
12. Double-click on the Network
13. In the Network dialog window,
select the name of the wireless
adapter (Cisco Systems 350 is
shown in illustration).
14. Click the Properties button
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15. In the Properties dialog window,
click on the Advanced tab.
For this window, steps 43-46
explain how to enter the Values
for two of the items in the
Property list: the Client Name
16. Select Client Name from the
17. Type Oakton in the Value field
18. Select SSID from the Property
19. Type OCC (all caps) in the
20. Click OK to close the Properties
21. Click OK to close the Network
22. Restart the computer when
(Choose the Aironet
configuration again when
You are now ready to begin
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