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Wireless Laptop Connection

Connecting to your home wireless:

1) Double‐click the Windows Wireless connection icon found in the lower right of your computer.

2) The Wireless Network Connection window should appear and you should see your wireless
network listed with the network name you chose. If you don't see your network, click Refresh
network list in the upper‐left corner. Click your network name (also known as the “SSID”), and
then click Connect in the lower‐right corner.

3) If your network is unsecured (no password or encryption key), it should immediately connect. If
you have a secured network (most likely), then Windows or Mac will then prompt you to enter your
key. Type the encryption key that you wrote down upon setting up your wireless network, or
one that was provided by your Internet Service Provider. You will need to type this in both the
Network key and Confirm network key boxes, and then click Connect.

4) After you're connected, you can now close the Wireless Network Connection window. 


If the Wireless Network Connection window continues to show Acquiring Network Address, you may have mis-typed the encryption key. Please repeat the steps above if this occurs.

If you do not know what your encryption key is or if your wireless access was setup by a third party, please contact your Internet Service Provider or the original wireless router installer for this information.

Zionsville Community Schools is unable to assist you with home wireless network connectivity issues.