The Essentials of Networking with Your Laptop with Windows Vista

By reviewing the essentials of networking with your laptop and Windows Vista, you can set up a network in your house or office to wirelessly connect your laptops, printers, and accessories. You can also use the same information to connect your laptop to an existing wireless network.

How to Upgrade Your Laptop for WiFi

Nearly all current laptops come equipped with built-in facilities for WiFi communication. Even if your laptop doesn’t have the latest technology, you can upgrade it for WiFi. [more…]

How to Upgrade and Enhance Your Laptop’s WiFi Capabilities

A laptop with the latest and greatest WiFi equipment will communicate no faster or better than the router or wireless access point’s top speed. Here are some things you can purchase to boost your wireless [more…]

How to Build a Wireless Network for Your Laptop

The process of putting together a wireless network is mostly a matter of configuring devices to work with your laptop. There are, by definition, no wires that need to be strung along the floor or through [more…]

How to Set up a WiFi Router to Use with Your Laptop

In general, the process of installing a WiFi device to use with your laptop begins by connecting the router to the same computer that is attached to your broadband modem [more…]

What to Do When You Can’t Connect to Your Wireless Network

Connecting to a network wirelessly can be as simple as turning on your laptop and tuning in to the WiFi signal, but it can also be very frustrating if the conditions aren't right or the settings are improper [more…]

Networking on Your Laptop

The Control Panel sports a few icons to help you get onto a network on your laptop. This includes wired and wireless connections, the Internet, dialup, and other networking options. Windows Vista uses [more…]

How to Set Up Network Hardware in Your Laptop

In order to network, you need to install a NIC, or network interface card, inside your laptop.

Most laptops sold today come with a NIC standard. You can tell that it’s there by looking for the RJ-45 hole [more…]

Securing a Wireless Network on Your Laptop

If you set up a wireless network on your laptop, you need to make it secure. You don’t want anyone within reach of your wireless signal to be able to use the network, or worse, eavesdrop on the electronic [more…]

How to Connect Your Laptop to a Peer-to-Peer Workgroup

For small networking operations, you can connect your laptop to a peer-to-peer network. This includes everything from a home office that has only one other computer to a smaller company that doesn't need [more…]

How to Add and Remove Your Laptop to and from a Network

Adding and removing your laptop to and from a network is probably the easiest part of using a network.

After the network connection has been made and everything is set up, you can connect your laptop to [more…]

How to Find Other Computers on a Network

After you’ve connected your laptop to a network and the software connections are made, the next thing to do is browse to find out which other computers are connected to the network. You can view not only [more…]

How to Access Another Computer's Disk Drives from Your Laptop

You can use your laptop to access another computer's disk drives over a network. To be more specific, however, you don't really access the entire disk drive. No, only specific folders on the drive are [more…]

How to Access Network Printers from Your Laptop

Printers can be connected to other computers on the network, or they can dwell on the network directly. Either way, after your laptop is on the network, it can access those other computers. [more…]

How to Disconnect the Wireless Connection from Your Laptop

When you want to disconnect your laptop from a wireless connection, you can do so using the hardware or the software. The choice as to how you disconnect your laptop from the wireless connection is yours [more…]

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