[Answer ID: 12634]

How can I connect a wireless computer (Windows Vista) to the internet manually?

Created 06/06/2011 11:45  |   Updated 06/15/2011 08:19
  1. Remove the film covered on the unit.
    * The unit is likely to be broken if it is used with the film on.

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    *For WHR-HP-GN and WHR-HP-G300N, fix the antenna on the unit.
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  2. Set the ROUTER switch on the back of the unit "AUTO".
    * The switch is set "AUTO" in default.

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  3. Fix the stand on the unit to place it upright.

  4. Switch the computer OFF.

  5. If there is a LAN cable that connects the computer to the modem etc.(*), unplug it.

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    *The DSL/cable modem which are provided by the ISP.
    There may be the LAN port on the wall in an apartment or a condominium with the internet connection provided. Unplug the LAN cable that connects the computer to the LAN port on the wall.

  6. Connect one end of the LAN cable, which comes with the product, to the modem etc.
    *You can also connect one end of the LAN cable to the LAN port on the wall if you live in an apartment or a condominium with the internet connection provided.

    Connect the other end of the LAN cable to the blue connector (INTERNET port) of the wireless AP.

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  7. Connect the AC adaptor, which comes with the product, between the wireless AP and the outlet.

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  8. Switch the computer ON.

  9. See if the wirelesses LAN function is ON (enabled) on the computer.

  10. Write down the SSID (12 digit MAC address) and the encryption key (13 digit alphanumeric characters) of the wireless AP that you want to connect.
    * The encryption key can be any combination of 0-9 and alphabetical characters excluding the following characters: l, o, q, and z.

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  11. Right-click the icon (Image),and click [Connect to a network].

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  12.  Select the SSID of the wireless AP written down in Step 10, and click [Connect].

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  13. Type the encryption key (13 digit alphanumeric characters) written down in Step 10 in the [Security key or passphrase] field. And click [Connect].

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    *Check [Display characters] to show typed characters and avoid spelling mistakes.

  14. When the screen says "Successfully connected", check both "Save this network" and "Start this connection automatically", and click [Close].

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  15. When the "Set Network Location" screen appears, click the location for your environment.
    Click [Home] here as an example.

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  16. When the screen says "Successfully set network settings", click [Close].

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  17. Open the browser (Internet Explorer etc.) to see if the internet is connected.

  18. In the log-in screen, type "root" in small letter in the User Name field and leave blank in the Password field, and click [OK].
    *The log-in screen may not appear depending on internet service providers. In that case, the screen shown in Step 22 appears.

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  19. The "Easy Setup" screen is shown. Wait till the next screen appears.

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  20. If the settings screen for entering the information on the internet service provider appears, fill each field and click [Next].

    • Name of Connection

     

    • User Name

    Enter a unique name such as the ISP name as the destination name.
    ex) Connection ID, Log-in account, Authentication ID
    * If "Perform Easy Setup" is selected under "Method of aquiring IP address, the Name of Connection should be "AUTO".

    Enter the user name exactly as provided by your ISP.

    • Password Enter the password for the username twice.
    • Service Name It does not need to be entered in some cases.

  21. The screen for checking the internet connection appears, and it is checked whether or not the wireless network will be connected.

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  22. When the screen says " Successfully Connected", and click [Complete] to close the browser.

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  23. Open the browser (Internet Explorer etc.) again to see if the wireless network is connected.


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