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Wi-Fi: Windows XP

This article describes how to configure Windows XP operating system to connect to the secure wireless networks available on the PSU campus.

Note: Microsoft officially discontinued support of Windows XP in April 2014. Computers running this operating system are now vulnerable to internet-based attacks and OIT strongly recommends upgrading to a supported version of Windows before connecting to the internet.

Prerequisites

In order to connect to the PSU wireless network using the instructions below, you will need:

  • Windows-based PC running any version of Windows XP.
  • Active Odin account or a guest wireless account.

Connecting to the PSU Wireless Network

  1. Select the Wi-Fi icon in the system tray at the bottom of your screen.
  2. Select PSU Secure from the list of available wireless networks and select Connect.
  3. Launch a web browser. Your browser will be directed to the PSU Wireless Network login page.
  4. Enter your Odin username and password.

Solving Connection Problems

  • Make sure the wireless radio on your computer is active. Some computers have an indicator light that shows if it is active or not. If the light is off, your wireless radio is off. On laptops, this is often controlled by a button or switch. If you are unsure, refer to your computer's documentation.
  • Try connecting at another physical location on campus. Some locations may not receive a strong enough wireless signal for you to connect to the network.
  • Run Windows Update and make sure you have all important updates installed.

Further Resources

Contact the Helpdesk for additional assistance.