Using HP Connection Manager (select models only)
HP Connection Manager provides a central location for managing your wireless devices, an interface for
connecting to the Internet using HP Mobile Broadband, and an interface for sending and receiving SMS (text)
messages. HP Connection Manager allows you to manage the following devices:
Wireless local area network (WLAN)/Wi-Fi
Wireless wide area network (WWAN)/HP Mobile Broadband
HP Connection Manager provides information and notifications on connection status, power status, SIM
details, and SMS messages. Status information and notifications are provided in the notification area, at the
far right of the taskbar.
To open HP Connection Manager:
Click the HP Connection Manager icon in the taskbar.
Select Start > All Programs > Productivity and Tools > HP Connection Manager.
For more information, see the HP Connection Manager software Help.
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 (white) when you turn on the computer.
The wireless light indicates the overall power state of your wireless devices, not the status of individual
devices. If the wireless light is white, at least one wireless device is on. If the wireless light is off, all wireless
devices are off.
On some models, the wireless light is amber when all wireless devices are off.
Because the wireless devices are enabled at the factory, you can use the wireless button to turn on or turn off
the wireless devices simultaneously.
Using operating system controls
The Network and Sharing Center allows you to set up a connection or network, connect to a network, manage
wireless networks, and diagnose and repair network problems.
To use operating system controls:
Select Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center.
For more information, access Help and Support by selecting Start > Help and Support.
Sharing data and drives and accessing software
When your computer is part of a network, you are not limited to using only the information that is stored in
your computer. Network computers can exchange software and data with each other.
When a disc like a DVD movie or game is copy-protected, it cannot be shared.
To share on the same network:
Chapter 3 Connecting to a network