To connect to an available wireless network

1.

Right-click the network connection icon in the notification area, and then click View Available Wireless Networks.

2.

In Connect to Wireless Network, under Available Networks, click the wireless network that you want to connect to.

3.

If a network key is required for Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP), do one of the following:

If the network key is automatically provided for you (for example, the key is stored on the wireless network adapter given to you by your administrator), leave Network Key blank.

If the network key is not automatically provided for you, in Network key, type the key.

4.

Click Connect.

5.

To configure additional wireless network connection settings, or if you are having difficulty making a connection to the wireless network that you selected, click Advanced, and then configure the settings in the Wireless Networks tab.

Note

On the Wireless Networks tab, you can view and configure additional settings for automatic wireless network configuration. However, to configure settings on the Wireless Networks tab, you must be a member of the local Administrators group, and you must use a wireless network adapter that supports the Wireless Zero Configuration service. If you are unsure whether your wireless network adapter supports the Wireless Zero Configuration service, contact your network administrator. For more information about how to set up automatic wireless network configuration, see Related Topics.

WEP is a set of security services used to protect 802.11 wireless networks from unauthorized access. For more information about how to configure WEP settings for wireless network clients, see Related Topics.

Related Topics

Connect to an available wireless network

Set up 802.1x authentication

Configuring Wireless Network Clients

Set up automatic wireless network configuration



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