Manually connecting Wi-Fi to a Windows 7 and Vista PC is a possible solution when the machine does not automatically detect the wireless connection. When the computer does not display the desired Wi-Fi name in the list of available networks, I need to set up a new wireless network by entering all connection data (such as security key, name, etc.).
This happens when the router is configured to hide your view. If this option is enabled, you must create a wireless network profile in Windows 7 to access Wi-Fi. Learn how to turn Wi-Fi on on a Windows 7 notebook in the following tutorial.
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Learn how to connect Windows 7 PC to Wi-Fi network Photo: Divulgao / Microsoft
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Step 1. Go to the Start Menu and go to the "Control Panel" option. In Control Panel, select Network and Sharing Center. In the left column, go to Manage Wireless Networks;
Open Wireless Manager in Network and Sharing Center Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira
Step 2. In the Manage Wireless Networks pane, press the Add option in the left corner of the screen. In the window that opens, select Create a network profile manually;
Create a new network profile manually Photo: Reproduo / Gabrielle Ferreira
Step 3. Manually add the settings of the wireless network you want to connect (network name, type of security and encryption and security key). Check the fields Start this connection automatically and Connect even if the network is not broadcasting. After entering all data, press the Advance "option;
Fill in the information regarding the wireless network you wish to connect Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira
Step 4. At the end of the previous step you will be automatically redirected to the "Manage Wireless Networks" panel. Make sure your wireless network name is now in the list of registered networks;
Check if the registered network is in the list of preferred networks Photo: Reproduo / Gabrielle Ferreira
Step 5. The computer should automatically connect to the configured wireless network. To check if the network was successfully connected, go to the Command Panel by opening the Start Menu and entering the command cmd in the computer search bar;
Open the computer control panel to verify that the network connection was successful. Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira
Step 6. After opening the Control Panel, the phrase "C: Users (your computer name)>" appears. After the ">" type the command "ipconfig" to gain access to the network IP address;
Discover the network IP with the ipconfig command Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira
Step 7. In the previous step you will have access to the Default Gateway number on the "Wireless Network Connection Wireless Network Adapter" line. At the bottom of the panel appears again the phrase "C: Users (your computer name)>". At the end of the line, type the Default Gateway number after the ">". If the screen refreshes with new data, the computer is communicating correctly with the local network;
Verify the computer's connection to the network by using the Default Gateway Photo: Playback / Gabrielle Ferreira
Step 8. Then, when you go to the bottom of the screen again, enter the IP address 220.127.116.11, in the phrase "C: Users (your computer name)>", after the ">". If new data is loaded, the computer is successfully communicating with the Internet. Then type www.google.com. If the command is answered, the domain is working and the computer is able to browse the Internet.
Make sure your network is suitable for internet browsing Photo: Reproduction / Gabrielle Ferreira
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