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HP iPAQ 500 Voice Messenger Series - Using Wi-Fi

Introduction

With wireless access, you do not need to use cables to connect your iPAQ to the Internet. Instead, access points transmit data to and from your wireless device. Your iPAQ has integrated WiFi – 802.11 b/g with WPA2 security. It can connect to an 802.11b/ g WLAN or connect directly to other WLAN-enabled devices.

With Wi-Fi you can:

  • Access the Internet

  • Send and receive e-mail

  • Access corporate network information

  • Use Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) for secure remote access

  • Use hotspots for wireless connectivity

NOTE: Use of dial-up and wireless Internet, e-mail, corporate networks, and other wireless communications, such as Bluetooth devices, may require separately purchased additional hardware and other compatible equipment, in addition to a standard Wi-Fi infrastructure and a separately purchased service contract. Check with your service provider for availability and coverage in your area.

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Automatically Connect to a Wi-Fi Network on the iPAQ

To automatically connect to a Wi-Fi network:

  1. Press Start > Settings > Connections > Wireless Manager.

  2. Scroll to select Wi-Fi and press the Action button to turn Wi-Fi on.
  3. After your iPAQ detects any existing Wi-Fi network, select the network you want to connect to and press Connect.

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Manually Connect to a Wi-Fi Network on the iPAQ

To manually connect to a Wi-Fi Network:

  1. Press Start > Settings > Connections > Wi-Fi > New.

  2. Enter the network name.

  3. Choose a network type. Select Internet to connect to the Internet through an Internet Service Provider (ISP) or select Private/Work Network to connect to a company network. You should only choose Private/Work if the network requires a proxy server.

  4. Press Next to go to the Network Key screen.

    • To use authentication, select the authentication method from the Authentication list.

    • To use data encryption, select an encryption method from the Data encryption list.

    • To automatically use a network key, select the The key is automatically provided check box. Else, enter the network key.
NOTE: Please contact your local administrator for local security settings on your wireless network.

To delete a Wi-Fi connection, press Start > Settings > Connections > Wi-Fi. Select the required connection and press Menu > Delete.

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Find an IP Address

To find an IP address:

  • Press Start > Settings > More... > AssetViewer > Wi-Fi.

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Delete a Wireless Network Connection

To delete an existing or available wireless network:

  1. Press Start > Settings > Connections > Wi-Fi.

  2. Select the required connection and press Menu > Delete.

NOTE: You can delete networks you manually entered. However, if a network was automatically detected, you cannot delete it.

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Configure 802.1x Authentication Settings

802.1x authentication settings provide a method to protect the network behind the access point from intruders as well as provide for dynamic keys and strengthen Wi-Fi encryption. Before performing these steps, determine if authentication information is needed by contacting your network administrator.
  1. To manually enter information, press Start > Settings > Connections > Wi-Fi.

  2. Select the network you want to configure and press Menu > Edit

  3. Press Next twice to reach 802.1x screen. Press Use IEEE 802.1x network access control, and then select appropriate EAP type.

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Trouble Connecting to the Internet

If you have trouble connecting to the Internet, please perform the following checks:
  • Make sure you have subscribed for a data service from your service operator.

  • Make sure you entered correct setting parameters, such as APN and IP addresses in data profile setup.

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Additional Information

For more information on Wi-Fi, check this document at www.hp.com/support .

  • HP iPAQ 514 Voice Messenger - Wi-Fi User Guide Documentation Error

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