After youâ € ™ ve set up your wireless network, you need to tell Windows Vista to connect. You begin to connect to a wireless network from the Start Vistaa € ™ s menu.
To connect to a wireless network, either your own or in a public place, as follows:
Some computers, the wireless adapter is started automatically, so this step isnâ € ™ t necessary.
Windows will display all wireless networks within range. Donâ € ™ t be surprised to find several listed networks. Vista lists each available connection in three ways: by name, security and signal strength.
If you are watching your networkâ € ™ s name, click it and then click the Connect button.
If you donâ € ™ t scoff your networkâ € ™ s name, go to step 6.
When you connect, Vista asks you if youâ € ™ re connecting from home, work, or a public location so it can add the proper layer of security.
Donâ € ™ t see your wireless networkâ € ™ s name? Go to step 6.
If Vista doesnâ € ™ t list your wireless networkâ € ™ s name, two culprits involved are: low level or, for security, the network is hidden.
When asked, enter the networkâ € ™ s and, if necessary, the password specified in step 5. After Vista has the networkâ connect € ™ s real name and password, Vista will.