To start Intel® PROSet/Wireless, use one of the following methods:
- Click Start > All Programs > Intel® PROSet Wireless > WiFi Connection Utility.
- Right-click the Taskbar icon located in the lower right corner of your Windows Desktop to open the Taskbar menu. Click Configure WiFi.
- Double-click the Taskbar icon to open Intel PROSet/Wireless.
A profile is a saved group of network settings. They are displayed in the Profiles list. Profiles are useful when moving from one Wi-Fi network to another. Different profiles can be configured for each Wi-Fi. Profile settings include the network name (SSID), operating mode, and security settings.
A profile is created when you connect to a Wi-Fi network.
- Select a network from the WiFi Networks list.
- Click Connect.
- If the Wi-Fi network requires a WEP password or encryption key, you are prompted to enter this information prior to connection. To change the security options, click Advanced to open Configure WiFi Settings.
- Click OK to connect. A profile is created and added to the Profiles list.
The Profiles list displays a list of existing profiles. When you come within range of a Wi-Fi network, Intel® PROSet/Wireless scans the Profile List to see if there is a match. If a match is found, you are automatically connected to the network.
- Click Profiles from the Intel® PROSet/Wireless main window.
- You may add profiles if you know the WiFi Network Name and settings. Profiles can also be removed.
- Use the up-arrow to move the position of a selected profile up in the profiles list. Use the down-arrow to move the position of a selected profile down in the profiles list.
The Create WiFi Profile manager guides you through the settings required to connect with the Wi-Fi network. At completion, the profile is saved and added to the Profiles list. Since these Wi-Fi settings are saved, the next time you are within range of this Wi-Fi network you are automatically connected.
Profiles are network settings that allow your Wi-Fi adapter to connect to a network access point (Network [Infrastructure] mode) or computer (Device to Device [ad hoc] mode) which does not use an access point.
Network name (profile name or SSID)
The name of the Wi-Fi network that the adapter is connected to. The Name column displays the SSID or the Profile name if a profile for the network is available.
Connection iconsBlue circle
The following network profile status icons indicate different connection states of the adapter with a Wi-Fi network, type of operating mode being used, and whether network security is being used.
The Wi-Fi adapter is associated with an access point or computer (ad hoc mode). If a profile has 802.1x security enabled, this indicates that the Wi-Fi adapter is associated and authenticated. Indicates Infrastructure mode.
Indicates infrastructure mode
Indicates device to device (ad hoc) mode
The WiFi network uses security encryption
Position profiles in a preferred order for auto-connection.
Move the position of a selected profile up in the Profiles list.
Move the position of a selected profile down in the Profiles list.
If the network is in range, and the profile matches the configuration of the network, then a connection is made.
Opens the Create WiFi Profile General Settings, which is used to create a new profile.
Removes a selected profile from the Profile list.
Enables you to edit the contents of an existing profile.
Allows you to import and export user-based profiles to and from the Profile list. Wi-Fi profiles can be automatically imported into the Profile list.
Closes the profile management window.
Provides help information for this page.
| Windows XP*, Windows XP 64-bit Edition*
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