The Network and Sharing Center in Microsoft* Windows 7* or Vista* can be used to set up a secure Wi-Fi connection to the Internet.
||If an Internet connection is not automatically made by the operating system, you may need to contact your access point (AP) manufacturer, broadband Wi-Fi router manufacturer, or Internet Service Provider (ISP).|
Set up a secure Wi-Fi 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 Wi-Fi connection to the Internet.
Access the Network and Sharing Center.
Select Set up a connection or network.
Click Connect to the Internet.
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 Wi-Fi profile and then follow the steps again.
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
Figure 1: Network settings do not match the network requirements
| Windows Vista*, Windows 7*
This applies to: