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HP Pavilion HDX9000 - Entertainment Notebook PC User Manual

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  • Page 1 Wireless User Guide...
  • Page 2 Windows is a U.S. registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Bluetooth is a trademark owned by its proprietor and used by 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.
  • 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.
  • Page 4 Product notice...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents 1 About integrated wireless devices 2 Using the wireless controls Using the wireless button ........................3 Using Wireless Assistant software (select models only) ..............4 Using operating system controls ......................4 3 Using WLAN devices (select models only) Setting up a WLAN ..........................
  • Page 7: About Integrated Wireless Devices

    About integrated wireless devices Wireless technology transfers data across radio waves instead of wires. Your computer may be equipped with one or more of the following wireless devices: ● Wireless local area network (WLAN) device—Connects the computer to wireless local area networks (commonly referred to as Wi-Fi networks, wireless LANs, or WLANs) in corporate offices, your home, and public places such as airports, restaurants, coffee shops, hotels, and universities.
  • 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 turns 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. NOTE: Enabling or turning on a wireless device does not automatically connect the computer to a network or to a Bluetooth-enabled device. To view the state of the wireless devices, click the Wireless Assistant icon in the Windows®...
  • Page 11: Using Wlan Devices (Select Models Only)

    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 12: 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 13: Connecting To A Wlan

    Connecting to a WLAN To connect to the WLAN, follow these steps: Be sure that the WLAN device is 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 off.
  • Page 14: 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.
  • Page 15: Using Hp Broadband Wireless (Select Models Only)

    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 16: Using Bluetooth Wireless Devices (Select Models Only)

    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 17: Index

    Index WWAN device 9 Bluetooth device 10 connecting to a WLAN 7 corporate WLAN connection 7 HP Broadband Wireless Module 9 Internet connection setup 6 public WLAN connection 7 security, wireless 7 setup of WLAN 6 Wireless Assistant software 2 wireless button 2 wireless controls button 2...