Now with wpa 2 personal theres only one encryption

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Now with WPA 2 personal there's only one encryption type used. AES encryption so I don't have to actually select anything. With other security types you may have to select a different type of encryption in the encryption type drop-down list. Now I need to type in my security key. This is the key that's been configured on the access point that I have to configure also on this workstation in order for it connect and authenticate to the wireless access point. Notice over here that there's an option called hide characters. This is a very good security practice. You never know when somebody's looking over shoulder watching to see what security key you type in. That person may be a malicious insider who's very happy to sell that information to somebody outside of your organization. So I'm going to turn on the hide characters option and I'll type in the security key. How do I know what security key to enter? I talk to my wireless network administrator. And find out what security key's been used for this network name. Now down here we have an option to start this connection automatically. If this option is marked and it is by default that means whenever this wireless networkboard detects the NTI2 network after I'm done configuring it it'll just connect to it. It won't prompt me or wait for me to go and connect to it. It'll just automatically connect and that's what I want to do in this situation because this is actually a desktop system. It's not going anywhere. So every time I turn this system on I want it to connect to this wireless network. There may some occasions when you want to turn this option off however. Maybe you have multiple wireless networks in a location and you want to pick which one you're connected to instead of just selecting one automatically. My experience has been usually just leave this option turned on. And here's the important option right here. Connect even if this network is not broadcasting. Basically this allows you to connect to one of these non-broadcasting wireless networks. Now I don't actually have to turn this option on for this wireless network because we can see that it is actually broadcasting. But if it weren't I would have to turn this option on. I'll click Next. It tells me that we've successfully added the NTI2 network and notice down here that my wireless network icon changed. It tells me that I'm connected to NTI2 and that I have access to the internet through that wireless network connection. Now that I'm done you can see the new connection I just defined over here under connections. If I click on it I can view the status of the wireless network. Here we can see the network name the SSID of the network I connected to NTI2. Here's how long I've been connected to that wireless network. Here's the throughput that I'm getting from that wireless network. I'm getting 130 megabytes per second. And here's a representation of my overall signal quality. I'm getting one, two, three, four out of five bars. If I were a little closer to the wireless access point I 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.
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