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Configuring a Windows 7 Network
Posted 8 years ago on 3/11/2012
Take Away:

There are four different types of logical networks by which you can access files and devices or share an internet connection:

  • Homegroup
  • Workgroup
  • Windows domain
  • Public network


To connect to the wireless network you set up on your WAP or wireless router, perform the following steps:

  1. Ensure that your wireless network adapter is turned on. Many notebook PCs have a hardware button or slider to turn the Wi-Fi radio signal on and off.
  2. In Windows 7, near the right end of the taskbar, click the Wi-Fi icon (which is comprised of five signal bars). A list of available wireless networks appears, as shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1: List of available wireless networks.
Figure 1: List of available wireless networks.
  1. Click the name of the network to which you want to connect, and then click Connect. If you enabled encryption on your wireless network, you are prompted to enter the security key or passphrase (one time only), as shown in Figure 2.
Figure 2: Enter the passphrase for your wireless network.
Figure 2: Enter the passphrase for your wireless network.
  1. Once you're connected to the wireless network, the available networks icon will indicate a connected status.

After your Windows 7 computer is set up, you can easily transfer the wireless settings to any other machine running Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP:

  1. Just click the Wi-Fi icon on the taskbar.
  2. Click Open Network and Sharing Center.
  3. Click Manage wireless networks in the task (left) pane.
  4. Right-click your wireless network and then select Properties.
  5. On the Connection tab in the Wireless Network Properties dialog box, click the Copy this network profile to a USB flash drive link.


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