[Answer ID: 11598]

How to connect the PC to the AirStation wirelessly by specifying SSID (Windows Vista).

Created 03/08/2011 10:34  |   Updated 04/15/2011 15:30

You can connect to the wireless network using SSID set on the AirStaion as follows (Windows Vista)

●Wireless connection procedure

  1. Right-click the network icon in the Task tray Image
    and select [Connect to a network]

    ※You can also go to [Network and Sharing Center], and select [Manage Wireless Networks] - [Add], to skip to 3.

  2. Select [Setup a connection or network]

  3. Select [Manually connect to a wireless network] , and click [Next]

  4. Connect to wireless network according to the encryption key settings on the AirStation.

Encryption key is set on the AirStation

  1. Change the settings as follows.

    ・Network name

    : Enter the SSID(ESS-ID) set on the AirStation

    ・Security type

    : Select the encryption type according to the AirStation settings.
    [WEP] : When WEP is chosen on the AirStation settings 
    [WPA2-Personal] : When WPA2-PSK is chosen on the AirStaion settings
    [WPA-Personal] : When WPA-PSK is chosen on the AirStation settings
    [WPA2-Enterprise] : When WPA2-EAP is chosen on the AirStaion settings
    [WPA-Enterprise] : When WPA-EAP is chosen on the AirStation settings
    [802.1x] : When EAP(WEP) is chosen on the AirStation settings

    ・Encryption Type

    : When you choose the Security type except [WEP]and [802.1x], you need to choose [AES] or [TKIP] according to the encryption settings on the AirStation.
    ・Security Key/Passphrase : Enter the encryption key set on the AirStaion.

Encryption key is not set on the AirStation

  1. Change the settings as follows

    ・Network name : Enter SSID (E-SSID)
    ・Security type : Select No authentication (Open)
    ・Start this connection automatically : Check
    ・Connect even if the network is not broadcasting : Check

    Click [Next], after setting above.

  2. When you see [Set Network Location] screen, select the location.(ex. Private)

  3. Wait for the message [Successfully set network settings] , and click [Close]

The settings are done.

※Note※

  • When you can not get the IP address from DHCP server, you will see the yellow mark with ! on the icon in your task tray.

    In that case, check your DHCP server settings.
  • When you see the red x on the icon in your task tray, something might be wrong with the network key settings.
    If the network key is not set on the AirStation, Go to step 1 , and select [No authentication(Open)] for Security Type, and try connecting again.


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