Go Wireless with WiFi Service from Cox Communications.

Configure your Settings

Windows XP Home and Professional:

Windows XP Home and Professional usually do not require client utilities, as Windows XP will manage most cards without any problems.

Keep in mind with Windows XP that what you see on the screen may not be exactly the same as the pictures on Figure 1, as the appearance of Windows XP can be highly modified.

To get started with configuring your wireless card, click on the "Start" menu and select "Control Panel," then double-click on "Network Connections," to bring up the screen as shown below on Figure 2.


Double-click on the option that says "Wireless Network Connection" This will load a screen that is also titled "Wireless Network Connections" see Figure 3.

To check your wireless card configuration, click on the "Properties" option to load a window that looks like Figure 4 below.

On the Figure 4 screen to the left, make sure that "Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings" is checked.

Please note: you can use other methods of configuration (manufacturer-specific utilities), but they must be Windows XP-compatible.

To set up a Cox WiFi wireless connection, click on the "Add" button to open the window shown below in Figure 5.


On the Figure 5  window, make sure that the "Network name (SSID)" is set to CoxWiFi (case-sensitive), as shown. Also make sure that the "Data encryption" and "Network Authentication" options are unchecked.

At the bottom of the Figure 5 window, the "This is a computer-to-computer ..." option MUST be unchecked. When the configuration is set as shown, click the "OK" button.

Now click on the "Authentication" tab. On the "Authentication" tab, make sure that "Enable network access control using IEEE 802.1X" is unchecked. Most Cox WiFi HotSpot access points do not yet support 802.1X. When finished, click "OK."

You should now be connected; if not, please call Cox WiFi Service toll-free support: 1-800-505-3717.