O'Reilly logo

Windows Vista Security: Praxisorientierte Sicherheit für Profis by Marcus Nasarek

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Wireless Networking
|
623
Create an ad hoc network
Making this selection allows you to create a computer-to-computer network
with other computers using only the wireless network adapters installed in
your computer. You can use these types of connections to share files or
share Internet connections with other computers. Devices in ad hoc net-
works must be within 30 feet of one another. When making the connection
to the ad hoc network, you may lose connectivity to an active Internet con-
nection. Click Next. As shown in Figure 17-23, enter the name of the net-
work, select a security type, and then enter the security key or pass phrase to
use. You have the option to save this network for future use, allowing you to
keep your settings without prompting during future use. When you click
Next, the wizard tells you the network is ready to use.
Connecting to and Configuring Available and Preferred Wireless
Networks
You can connect to and configure wireless networks using the Network and Sharing
Center. You have the option of setting the preferences of wireless networks defined
to your computer and the order in which you connect to the available networks. You
can even set your network connections to start automatically.
Figure 17-22. Entering the necessary connection information
624
|
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 youve 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.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required