Windows Vista

CampusNet Connection Guide

 

Step 1:  Open the “Network and Sharing Center”.

 

Click the Start button and select the Control Panel option from the menu.

Double-click the Network and Sharing Center icon to display Figure 1.

Figure 1: Network and Sharing Center

On the left pane under Tasks, select Manage Network Connections to display

the Network Connections window (Figure 2).

Step 2:  Change the properties of the TCP/IP protocol to default settings:

 

Figure 2: Network Connections

Right click the Local Area

Connection icon and select

Properties from the menu.

Click Continue if you are

prompted by the User Access

Control (UAC) window.

Ensure the following items are checked as shown in Figure 3.

Double click the “(TCP/IPv4)” item to open  the Internet Properties window (Figure 4).

Figure 3: Local Area Connection Properties

Figure 4: Internet Protocol Version 4 Properties

Make sure the General Tab matches the settings shown in Figure 4.

Click the Advanced button to display the Advanced TCP/IP Settings window (Figure 5).

Figure 5: Advanced TCP/IP Settings—IP Settings Tab

Remove any Default gateways and click the DNS tab to continue.

Figure 6: Advanced TCP/IP Settings—DNS Tab

Remove any DNS server addresses and make your DNS tab match Figure 6.

Close all open windows except the “Network and Sharing Center”, Figure 1.

Step 3:  Remove any proxy settings:

 

On the bottom of the left pane under See Also, select Internet Options to display the Internet Properties window (Figure 7).

Select the Connections tab and click the LAN settings button to display the Local Area Network (LAN) Settings window (Figure 8).

Figure 7: Internet Properties—Connections Tab

Step 4:  Turn on the firewall for your connection.

 

Figure 8: Local Area Network (LAN) Settings

Make sure the checkboxes are clear as shown in Figure 8.

Close all open windows except the “Network and Sharing Center”, Figure 1.

On the bottom of the left pane under See Also (Figure 1), select Windows Firewall to display the Windows Firewall window (Figure 9).

Figure 9: Windows Firewall

Make sure the Firewall is turned on as shown in Figure 10.

Figure 10: Windows Firewall Settings—General Tab

Select the Advanced tab and ensure all Network Connections are selected as shown in Figure 11.

Figure 11: Windows Firewall Settings—Advanced Tab

Now that your computer is configured and plugged into the network connection, you will need to register your computer before your Internet applications will work.  Open Internet Explorer and you will automatically be sent to the registration web page.

Once your computer has been registered and you need anti-virus protection, download Symantec Anti-virus from https://www.jmu.edu/computing/downloads.  Please contact the JMU Computing HelpDesk at (540) 568-3555 if you need further assistance. 

Step 5:  Turn on Windows Automatic Updates.

 

Close all open windows and select the Control Panel option from the Start menu.

Double-click the Windows Update icon to display Figure 12.

Click the Change settings link shown in Figure 12.

Figure 12: Windows Update Control Panel

Ensure that the Windows Update Settings reflect those shown below (Figure 13).

Figure 13: Windows Update Settings

Select Turn Windows Firewall on or off to display the Windows Firewall Settings window (Figure 10).  Click Continue if you are prompted by the User Access Control (UAC) window.