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    how do I set up a wireless connection to my Netgear wireless router when using Vista?

    • Answer
    • Follow these steps to set up a wireless connection between your computer and Netgear router:

      1. Click Start, and select Connect To:

        Vista - Start and Connect to highlighted

      2. Locate, and click to 'select a network to connect to' – in the example below our network is called Orange123456.

        question mark icon You may have chosen the network name (SSID) when setting up the router for the first time or you'll find the name printed on a sticker on the base of the router. If you see the network name 'NETGEAR', we suggest you set up a wired connection and set up WiFi security first.

        information icon If you can't see your network name, click the Refresh button.
      1. Click Connect:

        Select a Network to connect to - Orange123456 selected

      2. You'll be prompted to type the network security key for your network.

        exclamation mark icon If you're prompted to 'Type the PIN for the Netgear router', we suggest you select the option 'I want to enter the network key or passphrase instead'. Alternatively, enter the  PIN which is printed on the bottom of the router under SECURITY PIN. 

      3. Enter the 'Security key or passphrase' for your router. 

        question mark icon You may have chosen the security key when setting up the router for the first time or you'll find the name printed on a sticker on the base of the router.

      4. Click Connect:

        Type the network security key or passphrase for the router

      5. The computer will connect to the router:

        Connecting to the router

      6. And confirm that it has 'successfully connected to the router':

        information icon We suggest you select to 'Save this network' and 'Start this connection automatically' - this will prevent you from having to repeat these steps next time you want to connect.

        Successfully connected to the router

      7. Click Close.
      8. You may also be asked to select a location for the Network - we selected Home.

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    • View Answer at http://help.orange.co.uk/orangeuk/support/personal/462173
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