Creating a basic Internet access point

You can quickly create an Internet access point that contains all the basic settings. An Internet access point is needed to connect to the Internet.

To create a basic Internet access point, select Tools >Connections > WirelessLAN, and select the Networks page. Select the network or wireless Local Area Network (LAN) access point for which you want to create the Internet access point, and press Create accesspoint. Press OK, and you are asked for the Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) key or Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) settings if required by the network. If the network does not require these security settings, you are shown details on the new Internet access point. Press OK.

Setting up an Internet access point

Your device has a predefined Internet access point for a wireless LAN, but you can create new Internet access points yourself.

  1. Go to Tools > Control panel and select Connections > Internet setup.

  2. Press New. You can use an existing Internet access point as a basis for the new one: after you have pressed New, press Yes. Select the access point from the list, and press OK.

  3. Define the settings.

    • Internet settings name - Enter a descriptive name for the Internet access point.

    • Internet settings type - Select Wireless LAN as the connection type.

    • Network ID - Select the network ID according to the destination network you want to access with the Internet access point. You can rename and create new network IDs. Using the correct network ID ensures that the data traffic is routed directly to the desired destination network. Especially Virtual Private Network (VPN) software may restrict data traffic for a certain destination network. Network IDs can be used to filter Internet access points when establishing an Internet connection.

    • Network mode - If you select the Infrastructure mode, devices can communicate with each other and with wired LAN devices through a wireless LAN access point. If you select the Ad hoc mode, devices can send and receive data directly with each other. No wireless LAN access point is needed.

    • Network name - Type the network name as defined by the system administrator, or press Change, and select one from the list. In the ad hoc mode, the users themselves name the wireless LAN. If you do not specify the network name here, you are asked to select a network when you establish a wireless LAN connection.

    • Security mode - You must select the same security mode that is used in the wireless LAN access point. If you select WEP or WPA, you must configure additional settings, too.

  4. After defining the settings, press Advanced to define advanced settings, if necessary. Otherwise, press Finish or Done to exit the setup wizard.

 Configuring advanced Internet accesspoint settings

 Press Advanced when you have finished setting up the basic Internet access point settings.

The pages and options available depend on the settings you have chosen. Ask your system administrator for the correct values.

 

  • Auto retrieve IP - If you select Yes, the Internet Protocol (IP) address is obtained automatically from the server. This setting is sometimes also called dynamic IP address. If you select No, you must specify the IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway in the fields below.
  • Auto retrieve DNS - If you select Yes for the IPv4 protocol, or DHCP for the IPv6 protocol, the primary and secondary Domain Name Server (DNS) addresses are obtained automatically from the server. DNS is an Internet service that translates domain names such as www.nokia.com into IPv4 addresses such as 192.100.124.195, or IPv6 addresses like 3ffe:2650: a640:1c2:341:c39:14. If you select No for the IPv4 protocol, or Manual for the IPv6 protocol, you must specify the IP addresses for the primary and secondary DNS servers.

 

If you have made an Internet connection to your company's intranet, and are unable to retrieve Web pages from the general Internet, you may need to setup a proxy server to retrieve Web pages outside your company's intranet.

Define the following:

  • Proxy protocol - Select the protocol type of the proxy. You can set different proxy settings for each protocol.
  • Use proxy server - Select Yes to use the proxy server.
  • Proxy server - Enter the IP address of the proxy server, or the domain name. Example domain names are: company.com and organization.org.
  • Port number - The number of the proxy port. The port number is related to the protocol. Common values are 8000 and 8080, but vary with every proxy server.
  • No proxy for - Define the domains for which the Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP) or Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) proxy is not needed. 

WPA page 

In the WPA mode field, select 802.1X if you want to use an Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) module for authentication. If you select Presharedkey, type the password (also called a master key) in the field below. Note that the same key must be entered in the wireless LAN access point.

 

 

 

You can create up to four WEP keys. Corresponding values must be entered in the wireless LAN access point.

  • WEP authentication - Select Open or Shared as a means of authentication between the wireless device and the wireless LAN access point.
  • WEP key in use - Select the WEP key you want to use with the Internet access point you are creating.
  • Key #1 length - Select the appropriate key length. Supported key lengths are 40, 104, and 232 bits. The more bits there are in the key, the higher the level of security. WEP keys consist of a secret key and a 24-bit initialization vector. For example, some manufacturers refer to the 104-bit key as a 128-bit key (104+24). Both keys offer the same level of encryption and are therefore interoperable.
  • Key #1 type - Select whether you want to enter the WEP key data in hexadecimal format (HEX) or in text form (ASCII).
  • Key #1 data - Enter the WEP key data. The number of characters you can enter depends on the key length you have chosen. For example, keys that are 40 bits long always consist of 5 alphanumeric characters or 10 hexadecimal characters.

 

 

 

WEP page

 

EAP page

 

Proxies page

 

 

IP configuration page

You can configure various EAP modules that are used for authentication and data encryption. Note that corresponding values must be entered in the wireless LAN access point. EAP authentication is only available if you have selected WPA or 802.1x as the security mode.

You may want to use a proxy to quicken access to the Internet. Note also that some Internet service providers require the use of Web proxies. Contact your Internet service provider to determine proxy details.

Note that the two protocols (IPv4 and IPv6) require slightly different settings.