Chapter 17: Mastering Dial-Up, Broadband, and On-the-Go Networking
You can manage wireless network connections by following these steps:
1. Click Start and then click Control Panel. In the Control Panel, click Network
and Internet and then click Network and Sharing Center.
2. In the Network and Sharing Center, click “Manage wireless networks” in the left
pane. This opens the “Manage wireless networks” window.
In the “Manage wireless networks” window, you will see the wireless networks
defined for your computer. You also have a toolbar with different options for manag-
ing your wireless networks. Table 17-5 lists the options available for your use.
Figure 17-23. Setting up an ad hoc network
Table 17-5. Properties for managing wireless networks
Option This feature allows you to…
Add Add wireless network connections to your computer.
Remove Remove a selected wireless network connection from your computer.
Move Down Change the connection preference of a wireless network to a lower state. This will allow other wire-
less connections to connect before this one.
Move Up Change the connectionpreference of a wireless network to ahigher state. This will allowthe selected
connection to connect before other connections you’ve created.
Adapter Properties Open the properties window of your wireless network adapter. The properties window allows you to
change the network protocol definitions and services available.