A customer needed to get his wife’s eee laptop on the internet.
So I install a wireless router (and setup wireless security).
All pretty standard stuff so far.
But I knew that the Eee would be interesting.
Research seems to show that the Eee could have some problems with wpa, but I thought I’d give it a try anyway.
Some guides on the net seem to guide you through using the network icon to setup a wireless connection (and you get advised to stay away from the “Wireless Networks” icon.
First, I made sure the wireless is on (blue light on the bottom right hand side… activated by pressing Fn + F2.
Well, after stuffing around for about 20 minutes (and getting nowhere), I eventually decided to try the wireless networks icon.
Well, it worked really easily.
First, I got a view of available wireless networks (Don’t disable SSID broadcast of your wireless access point!):
Select the wireless network, and hit the connect button.
You then get another window, where you select the wireless encryption type, enter the password/key.
And thats all it takes!
At some point, I made sure the new wireless connection was set to run at startup, so that it would always run when the pc was switched on.