Information Technology - Wireless and Internet at the University of Central Oklahoma
Connecting to UCO's Wireless Network
With Windows 7 & Vista
Since the advent of Windows Vista and Windows 7, owners of computers running these systems have had to make an additional change to their computers in order to access the UCO Wireless Network. This change, put simply, is to disable the User Account Control system. If left enabled, this system prevents the security mechanisms of UCO's network from working properly and allowing you access to the Internet.
To Disable User Account Control (UAC) In Windows 7 & Vista
- To begin, click on the Windows Logo/Start button, navigate to the Control Panel option and select it.
- In the Control Panel options window that appears, scroll until you find the "User Accounts" icon and select it. (NOTE: You can also use the search bar to find it by typing uac.)
- You will now be presented with a smaller window that includes a single checkbox that reads: "Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer." UNCHECK THIS BOX, then click the OK button.
- Your computer may ask for your credentials before making this change. If so, type them in. These will likely be the same credentials you logged into your computer with.
- When the setting change is complete, you will need to click Restart Now when it asks.
- After your computer has come back from being restarted, you will be able to follow the standard Wireless Connectivity Instructions in order to access the UCO Wireless Network.
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