As you can see im just a little ways away from the

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would probably go up to a 150 megabytes per second. As you can see I'm just a little ways away from the access point. And that's why my network speed has dropped down to 130 and down below we can see the activity.We can see how many packets have been sent, how many packets have been received from the wireless network. We click on details we can see information about the wireless network connection.We can see the name of the adapter that's been used. We can see the IPV4 address that's beenassigned to this wireless network interface. This wireless network uses DHCP and hence an address and subnet mask were automatically assigned to the system when I connected. Here's my leash information. How long I'm going to be allowed to use that IP address. Here's the IP address of my default gateway. Here's the IP address of the HCP server that gave me this IP address. And here's the IP address of my DNS server that I'm going to use when I need to res all the host name into an IP address. Now from time to time you're going to run into situations where you need to change one of these parameters. Let's say the wireless network administrator goes in and changes the passphrase used to connect to that access point. If that happens I got to go in here to the wireless network propertiesand change the properties of this connection to match what's configured on the wireless access point. Notice here we see the name of the network. We see the type of network. This is an infrastructure network. Also called an access point network. It is possible that you may see an ad hoc network where there is no wireless access point but we're doing basically a peer to peer networkbetween different hosts that just have wireless network adapters installed to them. That doesn't happen very often. In fact it's very very rare. But if we were connected to that type of network we would see ad hoc listed here instead of access point and the network availability is configured to all users of this system. No matter who logs in all the users will be able to connect to this wireless network. We have the option here to connectautomatically when the network is in range. That's turned on. We configured that when we set up the profile. We have the option here to also look for other wireless networks while we're still connected to this network. Now for a desktop system like this that doesn't move this really isn't all that useful. But for a mobile system like a notebook that might be something you want to do. As it moves around you want it to be looking for other wireless networks to connect to. And we have the option turned on here that we configured earlier to connect even if the network is not broadcasting its SSID. If we come to the security tab here we can change the type of security being used. Encryption type and also the security key that we typed in earlier to associate with this wireless network. So if the wireless network administrator made some changes on the access point I would come to this tab and make the appropriate changes here so that they match. Because if these don't match what's configured on this access point we won't be able to associate with that access.
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