Wireless Network Adapter Settings in Windows®
Wireless network adapters are the devices that are required for the computers to join with the wireless networks like LAN. The adapters consist of built-in devices like radio transmitter and receiver for enabling wireless connection with the computers. The Wi-Fi standards like 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g etc would enable the adapter to become wireless in nature. There are various kinds of wireless adapters manufactured for the purpose of providing networking aid to various devices. The PCMCIA wireless network adapters provide support for the laptops and other mini portable computers. The wireless adapter devices that are connected to the computers through USB port also exists for the support for desktop computers. Some systems also possess built-in wireless adapter options in the devices. The users can use the wireless network adapters as the devices for enabling the wireless connections in the system.
- Set up device
- Configure settings
- Points to keep in mind
Set up device
The primary step in configuring the wireless adapter settings with the computers running Windows Operating Systems is to set up wireless adapter device for the system. Purchase a device that is suitable for the operating system in the computer and also install driver software for the particular device. Many of the notebook computers would provide built-in support for wireless networking. Turn on the devices and follow the steps below for configuring the adapter with the system.
For configuring the settings for wireless network adapters, the users should navigate to Control Panel. Open the control panel window and click on 'Network connections' option. In the network connections window, find the wireless network connection that is enabled with the system. Right click on the connection option and select the properties menu. Then choose 'Wireless adapter' tab and configure the settings for Windows Operating System by clicking on the configure option.
While configuring the settings for wireless network adapters, the users should provide better security options for network connection. Click on authentication tab while doing such protection mechanisms. The adapter that is connected with the system should be in working state and the users can view the status of the adapter device and the driver software through the Device Manager.
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