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HP iPAQ Data Messenger - Using Wi-Fi

When you try to connect to a Wi-Fi network, the HP iPAQ Data Messenger automatically detects Wi-Fi networks that are broadcasting their signal. If your Wi-Fi network is not set to broadcast, then you have to connect to it manually. While trying to connect to a Wi-Fi network if authentication is required, contact your network administrator for the details and enter the authentication information correctly.
Opening Wi-Fi settings
Access Wi-Fi settings to add, edit, and delete Wi-Fi connections on your iPAQ.
Follow these steps to open Wi-Fi settings:
  1. Tap Wireless Manager on the Today screen or tap Start > Settings > Connections > Wireless Manager.
  2. Tap Menu > Wi-Fi Settings.
  3. Modify the settings you want to change.
  4. Tap ok.
Connecting automatically to a Wi-Fi network
Follow these steps to connect to a Wi-Fi network automatically:
  1. Tap Start > Settings > Connections > Wireless Manager > Wi-Fi.
  2. After your device detects a Wi-Fi network, you are asked to connect. Select the network that you want to connect to and tap Connect.
Figure : Wireless Manager screen
Connecting Manually to a Wi-Fi network
Manually configure a wireless network by entering the required settings information.
Follow these steps to connect to a Wi-Fi network manually:
  1. Tap Start > Settings > Connections > Wi-Fi.
  2. Tap Wireless > Menu > Add New…
    Figure : Settings screen
  3. Type the network name.
  4. Select The Internet to connect to the Internet through an ISP or select Work to connect to a company network in the Connects to list.
      note:
    You should select Work if the network requires a proxy server.
  5. Select the This is a hidden network check box to connect a hidden network.
  6. Select the This is a device-to-device (ad-hoc) connection check box to connect ad-hoc network.
  7. Tap Next.
    • To use authentication, select an authentication method from the Authentication list.
    • To use data encryption, select an encryption method from the Encryption list.
    • To automatically use a network key, tap The key is automatically provided check box. You can also enter Network key and Key index.
      note:
    For the above details, contact your network administrator.
  8. Tap Next.
  9. Select the Use IEEE 802.1x network access control, and then specify the EAP type from the list.
  10. Tap Finish.
Finding an IP address
Determine your IP address to make sure that an address is assigned to the network and your iPAQ is able to access the network.
Follow these steps to find an IP address:
  1. Connect to a network automatically or manually by tapping Start > Settings > Connections > Wi-Fi > Network Adapters.
  2. Select an adapter in the Tap an adapter to modify settings list. The Wi-Fi IP address is displayed in the IP address box.
Deleting a Wi-Fi network
You can delete networks you manually enter. However, you cannot delete automatically detected networks.
Follow these steps to delete an existing or available wireless network:
  1. Tap Start > Settings > Connections > Wi-Fi.
  2. Tap Wireless.
  3. In the Configure Wireless Networks box, select the Wi-Fi network to delete.
  4. Tap Menu > Remove Settings.

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