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Set Up a Secure Wi-Fi Connection to the Internet

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.

Note 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.

Note If a Wi-Fi profile does not exist, you will need to Create a secure Wi-Fi profile before you can set up a Wi-Fi connection to the Internet.

  1. Access 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 Wi-Fi 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

Figure 1: Network settings do not match the network requirements

Operating System:

Windows Vista *, Windows 7 *

This applies to:

Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205 For Desktop
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6230
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235
Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 105
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 135
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2200
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2200 For Desktop
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 for Desktop
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7260
Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
Intel® PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
Intel® WiFi Link 5300 and Intel® WiFi Link 5100 products
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Intel® Wireless-N 7260

Solution ID: CS-025389
Last Modified: 01-Oct-2014
Date Created: 08-Jan-2007
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