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Need help connecting?

Here are some instructions to help you connect to a wireless network as well as equipment you will need.

Remember, if you can not get connected or have an issue, please call us, we will come out to your location and help you get connected.

Equipment Needed

In order to connect to a wireless network, you will need a wireless card or wireless adaptor installed in your computer. This card or adaptor is a standard wireless device operating in what is commonly refered to as the WiFi network, or wireless network, or the 802.11 environment. If you operate a wireless network in your home or business, then the same equipment you use in your computer at home or work will work here.

Basically, if you have a laptop computer purchased within the last 18 months, you probably have wireless built into it. If you do not have wireless built into your computer, you can purchase a wireless card or adaptor for your computer. We suggest you purchase a Linksys USB wireless adaptor as we have found these offer the best coverage and last the longest. Wireless cards tend to break and do not offer the same degree of coverage.

Lastly, if you are running Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows Millenium, do not even think about installing a wireless card or adaptor, or even try to upgrade the computer to Windows XP, just get a new computer.

How to connect

Here are some simple instructions for PC users running Windows XP Sp2

First, make sure your wireless card is enabled and turned on. On some computers, such as HP, Toshiba, Gateway, Sony, and Compaq, there is a switch, either by the keyboard or along the edge of the computer. Once the switch is turned on, there should be a small light that lights up. For Dell Computers, there is no switch, but there is a software application that turns it on and off, the software is located under Start > All Programs > Intel Proset Wireless or Dell Wireless (you will have to figure out which one).

To make sure the wireless is enabled, you can go to Start > Control Panel > Network Connections and under the icon listed as wireless, right click and make sure the wireless is enabled

There should be a pop up window that comes up down by the clock (lower right hand corner on most computers) that says Wireless Network Detected. Just click on the box.

If no pop up window comes up, you can right click on the icon that looks like this and select View Available Wireless Networks

In the new window that pops up, select the wireless network that shows up. Depending on the resort you are staying, it will either be named mswhotspot or the name of the resort you are staying at.

Now select the correct network by clicking once on it and then clicking connect at the bottom of the box.

Once you do this, another series of boxes will appear showing the progress of the connection.

This sometimes takes a few minutes, but it will finally say connected. Once connected you will see this image.

Now you are connected. At this point, you can start the Internet Explorer and follow the on screen instructions.