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Connecting to the detnsw WiFi

A quick five-step guide to connecting to detnsw WiFI networks

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Written by Rangan Srikhanta
Updated over a week ago

In this guide - you'll be able to connect to detnsw in five easy steps.ย 

To get started it's worth mentioning that some network details are needed in order to proceed with connecting to the WiFi:

  • Wireless network name (SSID)

  • Security credentials (password and username where applicable)

  • Proxy parameters (where applicable)

It is also important to differentiate between home and corporate wireless networks as found in schools or organisations - most home networks are simple and only require a password whereas corporate deployments can vary in complexity sometimes involving a longer authentication process.

Thankfully Windows 10 is smart enough to understand which type of network you are trying to join therefore eliminating most of the manual setup - for instance proxy servers are detected and configured automatically in networks supporting this capability!

STEP 1: Open the wireless configuration pane located at the bottom-right corner of your desktop:

STEP 2: Select (click or tap) the network you want to connect to and click Connect:

TRICKY BIT: make sure you are effectively in range of your wireless network - if you are too distant from the access point your device might struggle joining the network or performance could be degraded!

STEP 3: Next you will need to enter your credentials. When connecting to the detnsw network it is, jane.smith1@detnsw and your password:

TRICKY BIT: If you can't get past this step it means there is an issue with your username and password! Check with your school administrator and see if you need to RESET your password.

STEP 4: After selecting OK you will get a prompt - you select CONNECT to continue:

STEP 5: Next you will be prompted to enter your username and password to gain access to the department's proxy and select NEXT:

FINISHED: The device will proceed joining the WiFi and you should have Internet access!

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