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

Chief Information Officer

Adam Edelman (Interim)

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 MSU Windows Domain Account 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 Windows Domain Account username and password.
  6. 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.
  7. Network Authentication credentials window image.
  8. Fig. 2
    IF you are prompted with The connection could not be completed window shown below:
  9. Click the Connect button.
  10. Network login window
  11. Fig. 3
    The Set Location window opens.
  12. Click Public Network (fig. 4).
  13. Set Location window
  14. Fig. 4

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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