If the wireless icon is not displayed in the notification area, complete the following steps to change
Wireless Assistant properties:
Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet Connections > HP Wireless Assistant.
Select the check box next to Wireless Assistant icon in notification area.
For more information, refer to the Wireless Assistant software Help:
Open Wireless Assistant by double-clicking the icon in the notification area.
Click the Help button.
Using a WLAN
With a WLAN device, you can access a wireless local area network (WLAN), which is composed of other
devices and accessories that are linked by a wireless router or a wireless access point.
The terms wireless router and wireless access point are often used interchangeably.
A large-scale WLAN, such as a corporate or public WLAN, typically uses wireless access points
that can accommodate a large number of devices and accessories and can separate critical
A home or small office WLAN typically uses a wireless router, which allows several wireless and
wired devices to share an Internet connection, a printer, and files without requiring additional pieces
of hardware or software.
To use the WLAN device in your device, you must connect to a WLAN infrastructure (provided through
a service provider or a public or corporate network).
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)
The wireless device (3)
The illustration below shows an example of a wireless network installation that is connected to the
Connecting to a wireless network