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Connecting to wireless networks

Connection to a new wireless network is a simple thing in most cases in Windows XP. Typically, you will be alert to a new available connection when an icon appears in the notification area next to the digital clock on the task bar. To access the wireless network, perform the following steps:

  1. Right-click the network connection icon and click View Available Wireless Networks

  2. Under Available Networks in the Connect to Wireless Network window, select the desired wireless network

  3. Enter the required Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) information:

    • If the key is provided by the network adapter, leave the field blank

    • If the key is not provided automatically, enter the requested WEP key

  4. Click the Connect button

  5. To adjust settings or troubleshoot the connection, select Advanced and alter the settings in the Wireless Network tab.

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