Configuring Your Card for a Wi-Fi Network

With your Wi-Fi card in place, and its software installed, its time to configure your Wi-Fi card so that it will run with your network.

Fundamentally, this is a matter of setting the SSID (the name of the network you are connecting to) and the encryption key (if there is one).

Each Wi-Fi card from a different manufacturer has slightly different software that accomplishes this, but as a general matter the software all does the same thing. So I'm going to show you how this works with one Wi-Fi card, but the order in which you enter information (and the appearance of the dialogs shown in the figures) might look slightly different depending on your actual Wi-Fi card. Don't worry, just enter the information ...

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