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Anywhere Computing with Laptops: Making Mobile Easier by Harold Davis

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Connecting to the Wi-Fi Network

It's time to connect to your new network. Now that you have the devices and wires in place, and with your access point/router configured, it is time for the final step: setting up your Centrino laptop to work on the wireless network.

You'll need to know the SSID and encryption key (password) you used for the network when you configured the router.

The access point/router is now doing the job of “speaking” to your ISP and the Internet for you. It has taken over the task of assigning addresses for nodes within your internal network. So, even if you use a fixed IP within the access point/router to communicate with your ISP, the computers within your network (wireless as well as wired) should be set to automatically ...

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