MSI is a manufacturer of desktop computers, graphics cards, motherboards, multimedia and laptops. The MSI U100 is an ultra-thin laptop with a built-in wireless LAN card. The computer comes installed with the Windows XP Home Edition operating system. To set up the wireless capability of your MSI U100 you must first enable the wireless LAN card. Once enabled, Windows XP offers network connection tools that make it easy to connect to a wireless network.
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Enable the wireless LAN card, if it is not already active, by holding down the "Fn" key in the bottom right corner of the keyboard, then pressing "F11." A green indicator appears along the front right edge of the laptop confirming that the wireless LAN is active.
Click "Start," then select "Control Panel."
Double-click "Network Connections" in the "Control Panel" window.
Locate the wireless connection icon in the "LAN or High-Speed Internet" section. Right-click the icon and select "Properties." The "Wireless Network Connection Properties" window appears.
Click the tab that says "Wireless Networks," and place a check-mark next to "Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings."
Click the "View Wireless Networks" button. A new window appears.
Scroll through the list of available wireless networks until you find the one that you wish to connect to. If the list is unpopulated click "Refresh network list" in the left pane. If you still do not see wireless networks listed, there are no networks in range.
Highlight the selected network then click "Connect" in the bottom right corner of the screen. Windows may prompt you for a password if the network is security enabled. Enter the password twice and press "Enter." Wait for Windows to connect to the network; this may take a few moments. Exit the window once Windows successfully connects.
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