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Linux® For Dummies®, 8th Edition by Richard Blum, Dee-Ann LeBlanc

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Step 9: Configure Remote Devices

Now that you’ve got your wireless access point encrypted, you must reconfigure your remote clients. Here are the steps to do that on a Microsoft Windows XP Home PC:

1.
Click StartMy Network Places.
2.
Select View Network Connections from the left panel.
3.
Find your wireless network card in the device list, and then right-click the icon. Select View Available Wireless Networks from the menu that appears. A list of the wireless networks your client sees appears, as shown in Figure 19-6.
Figure 19-6. Looking for an encrypted wireless network in Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition.
The new wireless access point (called Pointy in this example) should now appear in your list of available networks with a small lock symbol. This indicates that the access point is using encryption.
4.
Select the access point from the list. This time, when you select the access point, a dialog box appears asking you to enter the encryption key, as shown in Figure 19-7.
Figure 19-7. Entering the encryption key to connect with an encrypted wireless network in Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition.

5.
Click OK to accept the encryption key and connect to the ...

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