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Use a firewall.
A firewall checks information and requests that are sent to your network, and discards any
suspicious items. Firewalls are available in both software and hardware. Some networks use a
combination of both types.
Use wireless encryption.
Wireless encryption uses security settings to encrypt and decrypt data that is transmitted over
the network. For more information, from the Start screen, type
, and then select
Help and
Connecting to a WLAN
To connect to the WLAN, follow these steps:
Be sure that the WLAN device is on. If the device is on, the wireless light is white. If the wireless
light is off, press the wireless button.
On some models, the wireless light is amber when all wireless devices are off.
From the Start screen, point to the far-right upper or lower corner of the screen to display the
, and then click the network status icon.
Select your WLAN from the list.
If the WLAN is a security-enabled WLAN, you are prompted to enter a security code. Type the
code, and then click
Sign in
to complete the connection.
If no WLANs are listed, you may be out of range of a wireless router or access point.
If you do not see the WLAN you want to connect to, from the Windows desktop, right-
click the network status icon, and then select
Open Network and Sharing Center
. Click
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.
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the connection.
After the connection is made, place the mouse pointer over the network status icon in the notification
area, at the far right of the taskbar, to verify the name and status of the connection.
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 floors.
Using Bluetooth wireless devices (select models only)
A Bluetooth device provides short-range wireless communications that replace the physical cable
connections that traditionally link electronic devices such as the following:
Computers (desktop, notebook, PDA)
Phones (cellular, cordless, smart phone)
Imaging devices (printer, camera)
Connecting to a wireless network