How to configure a wireless network with Windows 7
Other computers and devices need to know how to connect to a wireless network. Each computer will need settings such as a network name and network security key. If you have a computer with Windows Vista, you can easily use the netsh commands to export your wireless settings and transfer those settings to a computer running Windows 7.
Before we begin we need to create wireless profile on your computer in Windows 7. To do so, follow these steps:
- Click Start, click Control Panel, and then select Networking and Internet.
- Click Network and Sharing Center.
- Click Manage Wireless Networks.
- Click the Add button and choose the type of profile you want to create. If you are connect two computers (computer-to-computer) together then select the "Create an ad-hoc network profile." If you are connecting a computer to a wireless router or an access point, then choose the "Manually create a network profile." A screen should appear similar to the following figure.
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- In the Network name field, type the name of the access point (also called SSID), and select the appropriate settings according to your network requirements.
- Click the Next button.
- Click Close when you are finished.