Windows 8
CampusNET Connection Guide




Step 1: Open the "Network and Sharing Center"
     Move the mouse to the bottom right corner until the side-box appears. Select the Search button.
     Search for Control Panel and open the menu.
     Click "View network status and tasks" to open the menu shown in Figure 1 below


          
Figure 1: Network and Sharing Center


     On the left pane under Tasks, select Change Adapter Settings to display the Network
     Connections window (Figure 2).




Step 2: Change the properties of the TCP/IP protocol to default settings
     Right click the Local Area Connection icon and select Properties from the menu.
     Click Yes if you are prompted by the User Access Control (UAC) window.
          
Figure 2: Network Connections


     Ensure the following items are checked as shown below in Figure 3.
     Click the "TCP/IPv4" item and select properties to open the Internet Properties window


          
Figure 3: Local Area Connection Properties


     First, make sure the General tab matches the settings shown below in Figure 4.
     Then, click the "Advanced" button highlighted below.

          
Figure 4: Internet Protocol Version 4 Properties


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

          
Figure 5: Advanced TCP/IP Settings


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

          
Figure 6: Advanced TCP/IP Settings


     Close all open windows except for the "Network and Sharing Center" (Figure 1)





Step 3: Remove any proxy settings
     On the bottom of the left pane in the Network and Sharing Center (under See Also) select
     Internet Options to display the Internet Properties window (Figure 7).
          
Figure 7: Internet Properties (Connections tab)


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

     Make sure the checkboxes are clear as shown.

          
Figure 8: Local Area Network (LAN) Settings


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




Step 4: Turn on the firewall for your connection.
     On the bottom of the left pane in the Network and Sharing Center (under See Also) select
     Windows Firewall to display the Windows Firewall (Figure 9).
          
Figure 9: Windows Firewall


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

          
Figure 10: Customize


     Ensure both of the Firewall options are set to "On" as shown above and click OK. Close all windows.




Step 5: Configure Windows Updates
     Move the mouse to the bottom right corner until the side-box appears. Select the Search button.
     Search for Control Panel and open the menu.

     Search for "Windows Update" in the top right search box and open it from the results.
          
Figure 11: Search for Windows Update


     Clicking the link will show you the Windows Update window shown below in Figure 12

          
Figure 12: Windows Update


     Click the "Change settings" link as shown above to display the Windows Update Settings.

          
Figure 13: Windows Update Settings


     Ensure all of your settings match those shown in Figure 13 above.




     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.