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MSU IT Center

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

Chief Information Officer

Jerry Sheehan

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 NetID 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 NetID and password (fig. 6).
  13. Set Location window
    Fig. 6

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

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

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

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

  27. 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 please stop by the IT Services Desk located on the first floor of the Library , call 994-1777 or send an email to

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