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Connecting to a WLAN
NOTE:
When you are setting up Internet access in your home, you must establish an account with an
Internet service provider (ISP). To purchase Internet service and a modem, contact a local ISP. The ISP will
help set up the modem, install a network cable to connect your wireless router to the modem, and test the
Internet service.
To connect to a WLAN, follow these steps:
1.
Be sure that the WLAN device is on.
2.
On the taskbar, select the network status icon, and then connect to one of the available networks.
If the WLAN is a security-enabled WLAN, you are prompted to enter a security code. Enter the code, and
then select
Next
to complete the connection.
NOTE:
If no WLANs are listed, you may be out of range of a wireless router or access point.
NOTE:
If you do not see the WLAN you want to connect to:
1.
On the taskbar, right-click the network status icon, and then select
Open Network & Internet
settings
.
‒ or –
On the taskbar, select the network status icon, and then select
Network & Internet settings
.
2.
Under the
Change your network settings
section, select
Network and Sharing Center
.
3.
Select
Set up a new connection or network
.
A list of options is displayed, allowing you to manually search for and connect to a network or to
create a new network connection.
3.
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the connection.
After the connection is made, right-click the network status icon at the far right of the taskbar, to verify the
name and status of the connection.
NOTE:
The functional range (how far your wireless signals travel) depends on WLAN implementation, router
manufacturer, and interference from other electronic devices or structural barriers such as walls and
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