> Hi all,
> I've just bought a new Wireless Dell laptop that I wish to connect to an
> Access Point in my house.
> I'm using Microsoft Vista, and I know nothing at all about the steps
> involved in making this connection. The AP works fine on my friends laptop,
> but she also knows nothing as the setup was done for her.
> Can anyone help me in the step-by-step process.
When you turn your laptop on, you should see a notice down in the
right-hand corner of the screen that says something like "Wireless
networks available, click here to connect". Do so and you should see
your wireless network's name (SSID). Click to connect and if it is an
encrypted network (one hopes so), enter the key and join the network.
Whoever set up the access point set up the encryption and, if smart,
wrote the key down. Since the "setup was done for" your friend, ask the
person who did this setup.
Elephant Boy Computers
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User