Newbie Wireless Setup Question

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Karen, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. Karen

    Karen Guest

    Hi all,

    I've just bought a new Wireless Dell laptop that I wish to connect to an
    Access Point in my house.

    I'm using Microsoft Vista, and I know nothing at all about the steps
    involved in making this connection. The AP works fine on my friends laptop,
    but she also knows nothing as the setup was done for her.

    Can anyone help me in the step-by-step process.

    Thanks very much for your help.

    Karen, Oct 5, 2007
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  2. Karen

    Malke Guest

    When you turn your laptop on, you should see a notice down in the
    right-hand corner of the screen that says something like "Wireless
    networks available, click here to connect". Do so and you should see
    your wireless network's name (SSID). Click to connect and if it is an
    encrypted network (one hopes so), enter the key and join the network.
    Whoever set up the access point set up the encryption and, if smart,
    wrote the key down. Since the "setup was done for" your friend, ask the
    person who did this setup.

    Malke, Oct 5, 2007
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  3. Karen

    Axel Göller Guest

    Malke typed:
    This is the correct response. In addition: your laptop either has a little
    switch to turn on/off the wireless function, or it needs a combination of
    the Fn-key and a F-key (possibly F6). See your manual.

    And check the services: the zero-wireless-configuration service has to be on

    Your WLAN will run fine.

    Axel Göller, Oct 5, 2007
  4. Karen

    picoHat Guest

    picoHat, Oct 6, 2007
  5. Karen

    Karen Guest

    Thanks very much for your help guys

    Karen, Oct 7, 2007
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