The Network and Sharing Center in Microsoft* Windows Vista* can be used to set up a secure wireless connection to the Internet.Note:
If an Internet connection is not automatically made by the operating
system, you may need to contact your access point (AP), broadband
wireless router manufacturer, or Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Set Up a Secure Wireless Connection to the Internet
steps assume that your network adapter; AP or router; and cable, DSL or
another type of modem have already been physically connected and
configured. They allow you to create a new connection and configure
Follow these steps to set up a secure wireless connection to the Internet.Note:
If a wireless profile does not exist, you will need to create a secure wireless profile
before you can set up a wireless connection to the Internet.
the Network and Sharing Center.
2. Select Set up a connection or network
3. Click Connect to the Internet
4. Click Next
5. Select Wireless
this point, if the network(s) that are listed say that the network
settings do not match the network requirements, as shown in Figure 1
, create a secure wireless profile
and then follow the steps again.
6. Select a network and click Connect
. If you are not connected to the Internet, you may need to contact your AP/router manufacturer or ISP.
Access the Network and Sharing Center
To access the Network and Sharing Center, use one of the following methods:
- Start » Control Panel » Network and Internet » Network and Sharing Center
- Start » Network » Network and Sharing Center
- Right-click the network system tray icon (the icon that displays two computer monitors) » Network and Sharing Center