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Connecting to a Wireless LAN
Confirming access point information
To check access point information
1 Click Start on the Windows taskbar, and then Control Panel.
2 Click Netwo rk and Internet Con nectio ns, and then Network Connections.
3 Double-click Wireless Network Connection Enabled. The W ireless Network
Connection Status window appears with the General tab open.
4 Click Properties. The Wireless Network Connection Properties window
5 Select any tab to view access point information.
Communicating without an Access Point (peer-to-peer)
A peer-to-peer network is one in which a local network is created only by the
wireless devices themselves, with no other central controller or access point.
Each device communicates directly with other devices in the network. You can
set up a peer-to-peer network easily at home.
To communicate without an access point:
1 Turn on the notebook, and insert the wireless LAN PC Card into the PC Card
slot on the left panel of the computer.
2 Click Start on the Windows taskbar, and then Control Panel.
3 Click Netwo rk and Internet Con nectio ns, and then Network Connections.
4 Right-click the Wireless Network Connection icon and select Properties.
5 Select the Wireless Networks tab, and click Add. The Wireless Network
Properties dialog box appears.
6 Type a six-digit name in the Network name (SSID) box.
7 Click the Data encryption (WEP enabled) check box to select it.
8 Click the Network Authentication (Shared mode) check box to select it.
9 Click the “The key is provided for me automatically” check box to deselect
it. Some information boxes become visible.