How to Connect Wireless Devices

by Stephen Lilley

Wireless devices, like personal data assistants or smart phones, are portable devices that have the ability to access wireless networks to use the Internet. If you want to connect your wireless-compatible device to an available network, you'll have to go into that device's settings and specify the network you'd like to connect to. If the network is password protected, you'll need to enter that password before you can gain access.

Look for the "Wireless Networking Connection" icon on your system tray (if you are attempting to connect to a wireless network via a computer). Click on this icon to bring up a listing of all of the wireless networks in the area. Click on the name of a network and then click "Connect" to connect to it. Note that if the network you are attempting to connect to is password protected, at this point you will be required to enter the case-sensitive password into the box you see on screen before you can establish the network connection.

Enter into the "Settings" menu of your device (if you're attempting to connect using a device like Apple's iPod Touch). Select the "Wi-Fi" settings menu option and make sure that "Wi-Fi" (or "wireless networking") is set to "ON." Select the name of a wireless network you'd like your device to connect to and then select the "Connect" option. Enter the appropriate password to complete the connection.

Enter into the "Networking" menu of your device (if you're attempting to connect using a portable data assistant like a Palm Pilot or similar unit). Select the "wireless networking" menu option and then allow a few seconds for your device to scan the area and present you with a list of available networks. Select the name of a wireless network you'd like your device to connect to and then select the "Connect" option. If the network is password protected, enter the password now.

About the Author

Stephen Lilley is a freelance writer who hopes to one day make a career writing for film and television. His articles have appeared on a variety of websites. Lilley holds a Bachelor of Arts in film and video production from the University of Toledo in Ohio.

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