Set Up Wireless Network Connection
Discuss methods to set up a wireless network connection.
You can stay connected to the Internet through LAN or WAN connection while you are in office or at home. When you are away from home or office, you can access the Internet through wireless network connection. Using a wireless network connection you can send mails, faxes and can even log in on remote machines. You can perform any task on Internet using wireless network connection irrespective of whether you are on land, air or water. Wireless network connections are also used in order to accommodate a large number of computers in a single network.
Following are the information on how to set up a wireless network connection:
- Need of wireless network connection
- Make wireless network connection
- Set up a Wireless profile
Need of wireless network connection
Using a wireless network connection you can share access to the Internet. That means using single connection you can provide Internet access to different computers without using many modems. This also provides you the facility to create a document from any location and then taking printout of it through a printer connected to another computer. So, having a wireless network connection is very much a necessary.
Make wireless network connection
To make a wireless connection, you need to click on 'Start' menu and select 'Network Connection' option from Control Panel. Next, you need to right click on 'Wireless Network Connection' option and choose 'Properties' option. In the corresponding 'Wireless Network' tab, you need to check 'Use Windows to configure my Wireless Network Settings' checkbox and under 'Preferred Networks' area you need to click on 'Add' button.
To set up your wireless profile, you need to enter the network name in 'Network Name' field. Then, specify the IP address if you are not connected to DHCP server. In the 'Wireless Network Connection Properties' dialog box, make sure that name of the network is highlighted and then click on 'Advanced' button. Next, you need to make sure that 'Access point networks only' button is selected and then close all the dialog boxes to complete the process.
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