How do I connect to Nowires? How do I register my laptop, or notebook with Nowires?
Nowire Online Registration for Laptops
You are a student/staff member at Rider University and you need long term access to the Rider University Wireless Wireless Network (Nowires). You need WiFi access for your laptop, or notebook computer.
Enabling WiFi Connection
Windows XP Configuration
1. Right click on the Wireless Network Connection icon located in the system tray .
2. Select 'View Available Wireless Networks.'
3. Find 'Nowires' from the list of available networks (SSIDs) and select it. Then click Connect, see
4. You will be prompted that you are connecting to an unsecured wireless network. Click Connect Anyway.
5. Wait a few seconds while your computer acquires an IP address from the 'Nowires' network.
6. The status will display as Connected signifying you are connected to the 'Nowires' network.
Also, the Wireless Network Connection icon will appear in your computer's system tray at the bottom of
the screen near the clock. To display the strength of your connection, just hover over the icon with your
mouse. Once you've joined our Nowires WiFi network manually, your PC automatically joins it whenever
the network is in range. If more than one previously-used network is in range, your computer joins the
one last used.
Example A (Windows XP View)
Windows 7/Vista Configuration
1. Hover mouse pointer over the Wireless Network Connection iconlocated in the system tray. Click
'View Available Wireless Networks.'
2. Find 'Nowires' from the list of available networks (SSIDs) and click it (see Example B reference A).
Check the 'Connect Automatically' check box so your device with automatically sign onto
'Nowires' when in range of the network. Click the Connect button as pictured in (see Example B
reference B). for Windows 7/Vista.
3. Wait a few seconds while your computer acquires an IP address from the Nowires network. Once an IP
address has been acquired the little yellow star will disappear from the Wireless Network Connection
Example B (Windows 7/Vista View)
Windows 8 Configuration
1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Settings . If you're using a mouse, point to
the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, and then click Settings .
2. Click on the wireless icon to bring up the list of available networks. Alternatively, from the desktop view
click on the WiFi icon in the notification area of the taskbar to display the list of available networks.
3. Find 'Nowires' from the list of available networks (SSIDs) (see Example C reference A) and tap, or
click on it.
4. Check the 'Connect Automatically' check box so your device with automatically sign onto 'Nowires'
(see Example C reference B), then select Connect.
5. Wait a few seconds while your computer acquires an IP address from the Nowires network. Once an IP
address has been acquired the little white star will disappear from the Wireless Network Connection
icon (see Example C reference C).
Example C (Windows 8 WiFi Connection)
1. Click on the WiFi icon in the system tray. Verify that the WiFi is turned.
2. If the WiFi icon looks like this with no bars it is off. To activate the WiFi click on the icon
and select “Turn on WiFiOn” in the drop down box. See Example D.
3. Select 'Nowires' from the list of available wireless networks (see Example E.)
Example D (MAC Activate Wireless Connection)
Example E (MAC Available Networks)
All Operating Systems
1. Open an internet browser; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.
2. If have successfully joined the “nowires” wireless network you will automatically be connected
to the nowires registration page. See Example F.
Example F (Registration Form)
3. Enter your user ID, and EasyPass password. Press enter.
4. When you see the registration acknowledgement pictured in Example G your registration is
complete. Your registration will expire on December 31 of the current year. When your one year
device registration expires complete this registration process to enroll your device again.
Example G (Completed Registration)
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