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Wireless communication is the transfer of data without the use of cables but by means of radio waves only.
A wireless LAN covers a relatively small geographic area, such as an office building or a house. Devices
based on the 802.11 standards can connect to this network.
Your computer comes with a build-in wireless network card and a configuration utility to help you make
wireless connections and monitor the status of your connection, so that you can stay connected to your
network while you are in the office, in a meeting room, or at home, with no need for a wired connection.
Establishing a wireless connection
To establish a wireless connection, do the following:
1. Press F7 to make sure airplane mode is turned off.
2. Click the wireless network connection status icon in the Windows notification area. A list of available
wireless networks is displayed.
3. Double-click a network to connect to it. Provide required information if needed.