Wireless networks play a major role in the everyday lives of most people, some of which do not even know that they are using wireless. Wireless, also known as Wi-Fi local area networking uses IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n standards to link campuses, buildings as well as people over radio signals as an alternative to using cables. People generally use a laptop or mobile device to establish a wireless connection to an access point (AP) or wireless-enabled router. Use the manual procedure to connect a laptop to a Belkin wireless network.
Navigate to the "Start" menu on and select the "Control Panel." Select "Network and Internet," "Network and Sharing Center" and then click the "Setup a new connection or network" link.
Click the "Manually connect to a wireless network" item and click "Next." Type the SSID of the Belkin wireless network into the "Network name" field. Click on the "Security type" box and click the option that matches the security type configured on the Belkin wireless network. If security isn't enabled on the wireless network, click "No authentication (open)" in the "Security type" box and do not configure the "Encryption type" and "Security Key" boxes.
Click the "Encrption type" drop-down box and click the option that matches the encryption type used on the Belkin wireless network. Type the pass phrase for the wireless network into the "Security Key" text box. Check the "Connect even if the network is not broadcasting" box. Click the "Start this connection automatically" if you would like the computer to connect to the Belkin wireless network whenever it is within range. Click the "Next" button.
Click "Close" in the window that appears and then click "OK."
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