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
These 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 it accordingly.
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
. At 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