Windows® ME Wireless Setup
How to install a wireless network in the Windows® ME operating system?
Wireless connectivity has become one of the necessities of today’s age. We cannot remain restricted to our place, just because our computer is bound with wires. The laptop is a mobile device and its purpose is not fulfilled if we have to sit at a place with our laptop connected with wires. If you are using the Windows® ME operating system, then this article will tell you how to do a Windows® ME wireless setup, what problems may arise during the procedure and how to troubleshoot them effectively.
- What you need to set up a wireless network?
- What you will need to do to setup the network?
- How to install a network card?
- The wireless connection does not work
What you need to set up a wireless network?
In order to do a Windows® ME wireless setup, you will need a slot for external PCMCIA card or an in-built wireless card, a network software program like a web browser such as Internet Explorer® or Netscape® and an e-mail client like Microsoft® Outlook® Express. In addition to that, you will also need the original operating system CD/DVD.
What you will need to do to setup the network?
In order to connect to a wireless network, you will first of all need to install a network card, then configure the Windows® ME for the network services and register your PC on the wireless network through your web browser.
One of the most common problems that arise during a Windows® ME wireless setup is related to installing the wireless network card. Whichever card you are choosing to install, you must make sure that it is 802.11b compatible and you have followed the instructions properly. As you are doing the installation yourself, it is only your responsibility to install and configure the card correctly.
Even if you have installed and configured the wireless network card properly, your network connection may not work at all. In that case, you must make sure that you have entered the SSID or network name correctly. If you have entered it wrong, your wireless connection is bound not to work.