This option lets your machine connect to a 2.4 GHz, 802.11b/g/n wireless network. 5 GHz is not supported.
Wireless network setup uses a wizard to scan for available networks and then set up the connection with your network information.
Before you begin, ask your network administrator if your network has a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server. If it does not have a DHCP server, collect this information:
- The IP address that your machine will use on the network
- The Subnet Mask address
- The Default Gateway address
- The DNS Server name
You also need this information:
- The SSID for your wireless network
- The password to connect to your secured wireless network
Select the Wireless Connection tab in the Network tabbed menu.
Press F2 to scan for available networks.
The Connection Wizard displays a list of available networks, with their signal strengths and security types. The control supports 64/128 WEP, WPA, WPA2,TKIP, and AES security types.
Connection Wizard List Display.  Current Active Network Connection (if any),  Network SSID,  Signal Strength,  Security Type.
Use the cursor arrow keys to highlight the network you want to connect to.
The network settings table appears.
Network Settings Table.  Password Field,  DHCP Enable / Disable. Further options appear when you turn the DHCP Setting OFF.
Type the access point password in the Password field.note: If you need special characters such as underscores ( _ ) or carets ( ^ ) for the password, press F2 and use the menu to select the special character you need.
If your network does not have a DHCP server, change the DHCP Enabled setting to OFF and type the IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, and DNS Server Address into their respective fields.
Press F4 to complete the connection, or press F3 to discard your changes.
After the machine successfully connects to the network, the Status indicator in the Wired Network Information box changes to UP. The machine will also automatically connect to this network when it is available, unless you press F1 and confirm to “forget” the network.
The possible status indicators are:
- UP - The machine has an active connection to a wireless network.
- DOWN - The machine does not have an active connection to a wireless network.
- DORMANT - The machine is waiting for an external action (typically, waiting for authentication with the wireless access point).
- UNKNOWN - The machine cannot determine the connection status. A bad link or incorrect network configuration can cause this. You may also see this status while the machine transitions between statuses.