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

Chief Information Officer

Jerry Sheehan

MSU-Secure Wireless Access
Quick Setup: Windows 7

Follow the instructions below to configure your Windows 7 system to connect to 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 wireless icon wireless menu icon located at the bottom right corner of your desktop in the system tray and select MSU-Secure.
  2. Verify that Connect automatically box is checked and click the Connect button (fig. 1).
  3. AirPort Icon shown in menu bar
  4. Fig. 1
    The Network Authentication window opens (fig. 2).
  5. Enter your MSU NetID and password.
  6. Network Authentication credentials window image.
  7. Fig. 2
    IF you are prompted with The connection could not be completed window shown below:
  8. Click the Connect button.
  9. Network login window
  10. Fig. 3
    The Set Location window opens.
  11. Click Public Network (fig. 4).
  12. Set Location window
  13. Fig. 4

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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