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MSU IT Center

Renne Library Commons
P.O. Box 173240
Bozeman, MT 59717-3240
406-994-1777 |

Chief Information Officer

Adam Edelman (Interim)

MSU-Secure Quick Setup: Vista

Follow the instructions below to configure Microsoft Vista OS to connect MSU-Secure, MSU's secure wireless network.

IMPORTANT: If you are a new student and have not yet changed/set your MSU Windows Domain Account password or it has expired, please go to My Profile to set it before continuing.

  1. Click the Network menu icon icon located in the lower right corner of your screen (fig. 2).
  2. Wireless networks window screenshot.
    Fig. 2

  3. Click Wireless networks are available (fig. 3).
  4. Wireless networks window screenshot.
    Fig. 3

  5. The Connect to a network window opens (fig. 4).
  6. Select MSU-Secure and click the Connect button.
  7. Network Connect window image.
    Fig. 4

  8. The Additional log on information is required... window opens (fig. 5).
  9. Click Enter/select additional log on information .
  10. Network login window
    Fig. 5

  11. TheEnter Credentials window opens.
  12. Enter your MSU Domain Account username and password (fig. 6).
  13. NOTE: Your MSU Windows Domain Account user name is generally in the form of first.last. It is also what you use to log in to computers in the IT Center student computer labs on campus.
  14. Set Location window
    Fig. 6

  15. The Additional log on information is required... window opens again (fig. 5).
  16. Click Enter/select additional log on information.
  17. The Validate Server Certificate window opens (fig. 7).
  18. Click the OK button.
  19. Set Location window
    Fig. 7

  20. The Successfully connected to a network window opens.
  21. Check both boxes and click the Close button (fig. 8).
  22. Set Location window
    Fig. 8

  23. The Set Network Location window opens.
  24. Click Public location (fig. 9).
  25. Set Location window<
    Fig. 9

  26. You should now be connected to MSU-Secure and see the window below.(fig. 10).
  27. Set Location window
    Fig. 10

  28. When successfully connected your network icon in the lower right of your screen will like this: Desktop icon showing connected status.

If you receive any errors first check that your settings, username, and password have all been entered correctly.

For additional assistance go to the ASK desk in the Library Commons area and look for the Computer Help signs, or contact the IT Center Help Desk at 994-1777 or

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