|Connect a Laptop to a Wireless Router Using a Windows |
Purchase a wireless router that fits your needs and price
Follow the router's manual to set up the router and its Internet
connection, which will probably require connecting a wired
client to the router. Once the wireless router is set up, the
wired connection is no longer necessary. However, it's best to
leave the wired client connected if it's a separate computer
from that on which you're going to set up WiFi. If something
goes wrong, you can access the administration interface
Gather information from the setup process. In order to set up
the wireless client, you will need to know the service set
identifier (SSID), the Wireless Encryption Protocol (WEP) key
and the channel and mode.
Boot up the laptop and plug in the WiFi card. This will not be
necessary if your laptop has an integrated WiFi card.
Install any drivers needed to use the WiFi card. Insert the disc
that came with the WiFi card and follow the on-screen
installation process. Most discs will trigger a new hardware
wizard that makes installation extremely simple.
Double-click on the "WiFi Connection" icon. It can be found in
the system tray at the bottom of the laptop screen.
Click on "Properties."
Select the "Wireless Networks" tab.
Use the "Add" button at the bottom of the dialog if your WiFi
network isn't in the "Available Networks" section.
Click on "Configure" when you see your network's SSID in the
Enter your network's SSID and WEP key.
Click on "Start," then choose "Connect To" and "Wireless
NetworkConnection." Your computer should now be able to
access the WiFi network. If the WiFi network is connected to
the Internet, it should also be able to connect to the Internet.
Hope it helps!!