How to Connect to a Wireless Network

Windows XP will show an icon with a notification that says it has found a wireless network. Wireless Networks Detected To connect your computer to your wireless network 1. Right-click the wireless network icon in the lower right corner of your screen, and then click View Available Wireless Networks. Wireless Networks Detected 2. The Wireless Network Connection window appears and displays the available wireless networks. If you don't see your network, click Refresh network list in the upper left corner. Click your network, and then click Connect in the lower right corner. Wireless Networks Detected 3. For networks protected with a Key, Windows prompts you to enter a key. Type the encryption key in both the Network key and Confirm network key boxes, and then click Connect. Wireless Networks Detected 4. Windows XP will show its progress as it connects to your network. If the Wireless Network Connection window continues to show Acquiring Network Address, you may have mistyped the encryption key—click Cancel and return to step 3. After you're connected, you can close the Wireless Network Connection window. Now you're ready to browse the Web wirelessly.