WirelessCanes Configuration Instructions

Configuration varies depending on the Operating System and wireless network card client utility. The following instructions are not exhaustive, do not cover all types of configuration and are provided as sample configurations.

For more information, please review the documentation of your wireless network adapter or contact the manufacturer.

1. Windows XP Instructions

2. Windows Vista Instructions

3. Mac OS X Instructions

4. Pocket PC Instructions

#1 Windows XP Wireless Configuration Instructions:

  1. Make sure the wireless is turned on (button or switch on side, front or bottom of computer).
  2. Click on the Start button, Connect To, then Show All Connections.
  3. Right-click Wireless Network Connection, then Properties.
  4. Open the Wireless Networks Tab, then click Add.
  5. Enter 'WirelessCanes' in the Network name (SSID) textbox. The text is case-sensitive.
  6. Make sure Network Authentication is Open.
  7. Set Data Encryption to Disabled, then click OK.
  8. Click Advanced.
  9. Change the setting to Access Point (infrastructure) networks only.
  10. Click Close then click on OK.

#2 Windows Vista Wireless Configuration Instructions:

  1. Make sure the wireless is turned on (button or switch on side, front or bottom of computer).
  2. Click on the Network icon in the system tray.
  3. Click on Connect to a Network.
  4. Select WirelessCanes (unsecured network).
  5. Click connect.
  6. Click close.

#3 MAC OS X Wireless Configuration Instructions

  1. Go to System Preferences, and then select the Network icon (under Internet and Network).
  2. Click on the Location menu box and select New Location.
  3. Name the new location 'WirelessCanes' and click on OK.
  4. Click on the Show menu box and select Airport, and then click on the TCP/IP tab.
  5. Click on the Configure menu box and select Using DHCP.
  6. Click on the AirPort tab bar and type in WirelessCanes in the Preferred Network box.  Leave the Network Password box empty.

#4 Microsoft PocketPC WirelessCanes Instructions

  1. Tap on the Start button, tap on Settings, and then on System.
  2. Now open up your client manager by tapping on the Wireless Network icon (NOTE: the icon may be called Wireless LAN Utility or similar).
  3. Once open, follow one of these two steps:
    1. Step 1 or
      1. WirelessCanes for your Profile Name and select Access Point for the Network Type.
      2. Tap on Next and type in WirelessCanes for your Network Name or SSID. Tap on Next and make sure that encryption is NOT selected.
      3. Leave everything else as default and click on Next until you have completed the setup.
    2. Step 2
      1. WirelessCanes for the Network Name or SSID, then select Infrastructure for the Mode.
      2. Leave everything else as default and close the client manager.

If your client manager is different from these setups look for the Network Name or SSID and type in WirelessCanes.  Leave everything else as default and close the manager.