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Wi-Fi Support: Windows

Instructions for Connecting to the Wi-Fi

1. Click on the Network Connection icon in the bottom right hand corner.


2. Click on Network & Internet settings.


3. Click on Proxy, and check that
Automatically detect settings 
is on.


4. Close window.


5.  Click on the Network Connection icon in the bottom right hand corner.


6. Click TAFENSW.


7. Type your TAFE NSW username and password​.


Username format:


students

firstname.lastname@studytafensw.edu.au

(example john.smith3@studytafensw.edu.au)


staff

firstname.lastname@tafensw.edu.au

(example jane.doe2@tafensw.edu.au)


 

8. Click OK.


9.  Click Connect at the Windows Security Alert prompt.


10. If prompted, click Continue connecting.


11. You should now be connected to the TAFENSW Wi-FI.


12. To test this has worked

  • open your browser (Chrome/Firefox/Internet Explorer) or search engine (Google/Bing)
  • search for any word.

The results of the search should load and display correctly. 


Still not working?

Try the More Help box on this page. Library staff can also help you to follow the instructions.

1.    Click on the Network Connection icon in the bottom right hand corner.


2.    Click the arrow to manage Wi-Fi connections.


3.    Select TAFENSW.


4.    Click Connect.


5.    Type your TAFE NSW username and password.


Username format:


students


firstname.lastname@studytafensw.edu.au

(example john.smith3@studytafensw.edu.au)


staff


firstname.lastname@tafensw.edu.au

(example jane.doe2@tafensw.edu.au)


6.    Click Connect.


7.   You should now be connected to the TAFENSW Wi-Fi

NOTE:  For Windows 11 (unlike Windows 10), there should be no need to check that the proxy is on Auto Detect, it should do this automatically. 


Still not working?

It could be that your Auto Detect settings are not set up correctly. 

If your Auto Detect settings do not look like the above image, try changing to manual proxy.

Instructions for this step and more are in our More Help box on this page. Library staff can help you follow the instructions.

 

More Help for Windows Devices

If you have followed our instructions but you still cannot connect to the Wi-Fi, try one or more of these:

Change to manual proxy

If the device does not connect, or says that it is connected to Wi-Fi but there is no internet, you need to set the proxy manually.

Forget the Network

Needed when you have changed your password or when you want to start again from scratch.

   Windows 10 (similar for Windows 11)

  • From the Start menu, click the cog icon to open the Settings app.
    (For Windows 11, right click the Network icon on the taskbar)
  • Click on Network & Internet, then click on Wi-Fi in the left-hand menu.
  • On the right, click on Manage known networks.
  • Click on TAFENSW network, and then click on the Forget button.

           Now try to rejoin the network from scratch.

   Windows 8

  • Access Settings and then choose the Wireless icon.
  • Right-click on the TAFENSW network and choose Forget this Network.

OR

  • Press the Windows key and C to bring up the Windows 8 Charms bar.
  • Click Settings, then Change PC Settings.
  • In the left-hand menu, click Network and then Manage known networks.
  • Click on the TAFENSW network name and then on the Forget button.

           Now try to rejoin the network from scratch.


If using Firefox as your browser

On your Windows device, if using Firefox, you will need to configure the proxy in the browser.

Search for your version of Firefox on the Internet, to find specific instructions to configure your browser settings. 

Or these instructions may work for some versions of Firefox:

1. Select Firefox tab or Tool icon.

2. Options

3. Advanced

4. Connection - Settings

5. tick Automatically detect settings for this network.


Windows 7

Please note that devices running Windows 7 and earlier are not able to join the TAFE NSW Wi-Fi network.

Still not working? Try our Support and FAQ.

More Help - Change to Manual Proxy

Change to manual proxy

If the device does not connect, or says that it is connected to Wi-Fi but there is no internet, you need to set the proxy manually.

Note: you may need to change the proxy settings back to automatic to access your home or other Wi-Fi networks. 

Windows 10

  • Follow from step 1 to step 3 in the main instructions to arrive at the Proxy tab.
  • Turn Off Automatically detect settings.

  • Under Manual proxy setup, turn on Use a proxy server.
  • Type in the  Address       proxy.tafensw.edu.au
                             Port       8080

  • Click Save.

Windows 11

  1. Go to the Start menu
  2. Type the word proxy in the search box
  3. Select Change manual proxy server settings


  4. Select Set up to Use a proxy server 


  5. Type in the IP address proxy.tafensw.edu.au and ​​​​Port 8080


  6. Click Save.

Windows 7

Please note that devices running Windows 7 and earlier are not able to join the TAFE NSW Wi-Fi network.

Still not working? Try our Support and FAQ.