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UCSFwpa Instructions - Windows Vista 64bit

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This process uses the UCSFwpa installer tool to automate most of the installation process for you.

Start off by downloading the UCSFwpa installer for 64bit Windows to your desktop or downloads folder.

If the installer will not launch, manual configuration instructions can be found here.

Uncompress the Archived Installer

Right click on the ZIP file and select Extract All.

Extract the Archived Files to a New Folder

In the Extract Compressed (Zipped) Folders window click Extract.

Run the Certificate Installer

In the newly created UCSFwpa-installer-64bit folder right click on the UCSFwpa-cert.exe file and choose Run as administrator.

User Account Control

If Windows User Account Control (UAC) is enabled on this computer there will be a pop-up window requesting permission to configure UCSFwpa. Click Yes.

Successful Certificate Installation

Once the installation is complete, a dialog box will appear to confirm a successful installation of the UCSFwpa certificates.

If the installation is not successful seek the assistance of your local desktop support staff or configure the network manually.

Run the Installer

Locate the installUCSFwpa program in the UCSFwpa-installer-64bit folder and double click it to start the install.

Script Completion

Once the installation tool is complete a dialog box will appear to confirm the successful wireless addition. Click OK.

If the installation is not successful seek the assistance of your local desktop support staff or configure the network manually.

The Automatic First Connection

The wireless network will immediately attempt to connect. A balloon will appear from the task bar area with the instructions to "Click here to select a certificate or other credentials for connection to the network UCSFwpa"

Click in the balloon to bring up the logon screen.

Enter Your Username and Password

At the Windows security network authentication screen enter your AD/mail@UCSF username and password in their respective fields. Your username can be uses as just the name (jsmith) or with the domain (domain/jsmith).

Setting Your Location

In the Set Network Location screen choose Work Network.

User Account Control (UAC)

If Windows User Account Control (UAC) is enabled on the computer there will be a pop-up window requesting permission to save the configuration of UCSFwpa. Click Continue

You Are Connected!

Congratulations! You are now connected to the UCSFwpa wireless network.