Some devices include a physical switch that turns the integrated wireless network adapter on or off. o When in the on position, Windows automatically detects wireless networks that are broadcasting the SSID. o When in the off position, no wireless networks are displayed as available. Wireless networks are listed in order of signal strength in the wireless network icon in the notification area. To connect to a listed network, select the network from the wireless network icon in the notification area and click Connect . o You will be prompted to supply a key value (if one is required) before connecting to secured networks. Windows uses wireless profiles to remember connection settings for wireless networks. The profile contains the SSID, authentication, and encryption settings for the network. Manage Wireless Networks in the Network and Sharing Center displays a list of all saved wireless network profiles. o The list shows the preference order for the profiles when trying to automatically connect to a network. o Once a profile is saved, a user does not need to manually connect to the network. Profiles are displayed according to the following settings: o The Use all-user profiles only (recommended) profile displays all wireless profiles so that all users of the computer share the same set of wireless network connection settings. o The Use all-user and per-user profiles option displays wireless profiles for a user logged on to the computer. Per-user profiles are applied and disabled when the user logs on and off or switches to another user. To connect to a wireless network that is not broadcasting the SSID, you must create the wireless profile manually. You can: o Use the Manually Create A Network Profile option to set up each client individually with network information.
o Use the Copy this network profile to a USB flash drive option to save wireless network settings to a USB flash drive. On each additional client, run the utility to copy the profile settings to the client. Wireless Network Design 0:00-0:52 In this lesson, we're going to go over a typical process that you can use to design a wireless network. Now, sticking to a predefined process when deploying a wireless network is absolutely critical. Without a plan, you're needlessly increasing the risk of introducingsecurity vulnerabilities and poor connectivity. In order to ensure the functionality and security of a wireless network, you must properly design it first. The design process we will discuss here may need to be modified to fit your specific organization and circumstances. However, the principles we will discuss are commonly used across the industry. The overall wireless network design process includes the following steps: * Gather network requirements.
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- Notes, Wireless network, Wireless access point, IEEE 802.11