HP 2133 Mini-Note User Manual

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    Wireless (Select Models Only) User Guide...

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    Hewlett-Packard Company under license. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty.

  • Page 3: Product Notice

    Product notice This user guide describes features that are common to most models. Some features may not be available on your computer.

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    Product notice...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Setting up a WLAN ... 7 Connecting to a WLAN ... 8 Using wireless security features ... 9 Identifying a WLAN device ... 10 4 Using HP Broadband Wireless (select models only) 5 Using Bluetooth wireless devices (select models only) Index ... 13...

  • Page 7: About Integrated Wireless Devices

    ● HP Broadband Wireless Module—A wireless wide area network (WWAN) device that provides access to information wherever mobile network operator service is available. In a WWAN, each mobile device communicates to a mobile network operator’s base station. Mobile network operators install networks of base stations (similar to cell phone towers) throughout large geographic areas, effectively providing coverage across entire states, regions, or even countries.

  • Page 8: Using The Wireless Controls

    Using the wireless controls You can control the wireless devices in your computer using these methods: ● Wireless button or wireless switch (referred to in this guide as the wireless button) ● Wireless Assistant software (select models only) ● Operating system controls Chapter 2 Using the wireless controls...

  • Page 9: Using The Wireless Button

    Using the wireless button The computer has a wireless button, one or more wireless devices, and one or two wireless lights, depending on the model. All of the wireless devices on your computer are enabled at the factory, so the wireless light is on (blue) when you turn on the computer.

  • Page 10: Using Wireless Assistant Software (select Models Only)

    Using Wireless Assistant software (select models only) A wireless device can be turned on or off using the Wireless Assistant software. If a wireless device is disabled by Computer Setup, it must be reenabled by Computer Setup before it can be turned on or off using Wireless Assistant.

  • Page 11: Using Operating System Controls

    Using operating system controls Some operating systems also offer a way to manage integrated wireless devices and the wireless connection. For more information, refer to the user guide for your operating system. Using operating system controls...

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    Using WLAN devices (select models only) With a WLAN device, you can access a wireless local area network, which is composed of other computers and accessories that are linked by a wireless router or a wireless access point. NOTE: The terms wireless router and wireless access point are often used interchangeably. ●...

  • Page 13: Setting Up A Wlan

    Setting up a WLAN To set up a WLAN and connect to the Internet, you need the following equipment: ● A broadband modem (either DSL or cable) (1) and high-speed Internet service purchased from an Internet service provider (ISP) ● A wireless router (purchased separately) (2) ●...

  • Page 14: Connecting To A Wlan

    Connecting to a WLAN To connect to the WLAN, follow these steps: Verify that the WLAN device is turned on. If it is on, the wireless light is on. If the wireless light is off, press the wireless button. NOTE: On some models, the wireless light is amber when all wireless devices are turned off.

  • Page 15: Using Wireless Security Features

    Enable WPA-Personal or WEP security encryption on the router. ● Change the default network name (SSID) and password. ● Use a firewall. ● Set security on your Web browser. For more information about WLAN security, see the HP Web site at (English only). http://www.hp.com/go/wireless Using wireless security features...

  • Page 16: Identifying A Wlan Device

    Identifying a WLAN device If you have a problem connecting to a wireless network, confirm that the integrated WLAN device is properly installed on your computer: NOTE: Windows includes the User Account Control feature to improve the security of your computer. You may be prompted for your permission or password for tasks such as installing applications, running utilities, or changing Windows settings.

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    Using HP Broadband Wireless (select models only) HP Broadband Wireless enables your computer to access the Internet from more places and over larger areas than WLANs. Using HP Broadband Wireless requires a network service provider (called a mobile network operator), which in most cases will be a mobile phone network operator. Coverage for HP Broadband Wireless is similar to mobile phone voice coverage.

  • Page 18: Using Bluetooth Wireless Devices

    Using Bluetooth wireless devices (select models only) A Bluetooth device provides short-range wireless communications that replace the physical cable connections that traditionally link electronic devices such as the following: ● Computers (desktop, notebook, PDA) ● Phones (cellular, cordless, smart phone) ●...

  • Page 19: Index

    Index Bluetooth device 12 connecting to a WLAN 8 corporate WLAN connection 8 HP Broadband Wireless Module 11 Internet connection setup 7 public WLAN connection 8 security, wireless 9 setup of WLAN 7 Wireless Assistant software 2 wireless button 2...

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