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Library - Student Checkout Laptop User Guide

This document details a brief summary of operational items students may need to know when checking out a library laptop.

Establishing Your Account on the Laptop
Wi-Fi Connection
Accessing Shares
Have You Changed Your Password?

Student Checkout Laptop User Guide 

General settings for students using a UWGB checkout laptop.

UWGB campus checkout laptops running Windows 10 available for student use will have no local accounts, requiring users to with campus credentials before laptop is taken off campus. When on campus, the computer will automatically connect wirelessly to the UWGB domain when logged in with a student account. 

Each user for a laptop must logon to network while still on campus with a wireless connection. Failure to do this will result in no account to use for login when off campus. 

Establishing Your Account on the Laptop

***NOTE: Each user must do this.***

1. Turn on the laptop, and press ctrl+alt+del to get to the log in screen.

2. Enter your current campus username and password.

3.Every time you log in will take about a minute to connect automatically to the UWGB Domain wireless network. You can check if you are connected on the bottom right corner of you screen.

4. Ignore the not connected icon as this software is used by staff

Screenshot of Not Connected Icon

Wi-Fi Connection

After logging in, ensure that you have a WIFI connection; if not, connect to one. If you are using a network WIFI with a log-in page (hotel, resort), navigate to this KB and select "Captive Portals" in the list of links: [Link for document 81430 is unavailable at this time].

If no WIFI is available, all data saved to this laptop will be saved locally and should be backed up. 

Look in the System Tray to verify your WIFI connection status:

Screenshot of Connected to Internet Example You’re connected to Wi-Fi and the Internet.

Screenshot of Networks in Range Example  A wireless adapter is detected, networks in range, but you are not connected to one.

Screenshot of No Networks Found Example  No Wi-Fi networks found and not connected to WIFI.  Check airplane mode.

Screenshot of Airplane Mode On Example Airplane mode is on and WIFI is turned off.

Check Airplane mode switch or Press Windows Key + A > Network > Airplane mode button to toggle mode.

Accessing Shares

1. You can use your M: drive exactly like you do on campus. You can locate it using Windows Explorer and expanding “This PC.”

2. If you don’t see your M:\ drive, open File Explorer. Click on the icon in the Address bar and type the address for your m:\ drive: (for example: \\fpsb\a\alexh99  \\fpsb\d\darwaj11). Then drag the location on top of the Quick Access location to pin it.

3. Class shares can be added using the steps listed above in Step 2. 

Screenshot of File Explorer with Drive Location and Quick Access Highlighted


The most reliable way to check email is to use Outlook webmail:

Have You Changed Your Password? 

After you change your campus password, you might be required to login to the laptop with your old password until the change is synced. This might occur if your password is changed on another device while the laptop is offline. 

Keywordsstudent, laptop, notebook, check out, checkout, library   Doc ID84196
OwnerSteve K.GroupUW Green Bay
Created2018-07-23 06:51:56Updated2024-03-28 09:00:17
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