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By default, when wireless network connections are enabled, NWAM attempts to connect to any available network in the favorites list, without asking, in the priority order in which the connections are listed. If no favorite networks are available, the Wireless Chooser dialog opens. In this dialog you can choose which wireless network to join.
You can also modify the way in which connections to wireless networks are attempted in the Wireless tab of the Network Preferences dialog's Connection Properties view. If required, you can manually connect to a different wireless network by accessing the Network Status notification icon right-click menu.
Tip - You can access the Connection Properties view for a selected network through the Network Preferences dialog. This dialog contains a drop-down list that is labeled, Show. This list enables you to switch between views for a given network. In each view, there are different tasks you can perform and information about the selected network that is specific to that view.
The following views exist for every network connection in each network profile that is on the system:
For more information about working with network profiles, including a description of the Network Preferences dialog, see, Managing Network Profiles.
Wireless networks are joined by choosing the Join Wireless Network option that is available by right-clicking the Network Status notification icon. The Wireless Chooser dialog is where you select a wireless network to connect to, from the list of available networks that is displayed.
An unlisted wireless network is one that has been configured so that it does not broadcast its network name, yet is still available to join.
For more details about the information that you might need to provide, refer to the NWAM GUI online help.
By default, when you join a wireless network for the first time, a check box that is labeled, Add to List of Favorite Networks on Successful Connection, is displayed in the Join Wireless Network dialog.
To add the wireless network to your list of favorites, if the connection is successful, select this box. If you do not want the network to be added to your list of favorites, deselect the box. The box is selected by default.
To add a wireless network that is not currently available, or not currently broadcasting its network name to your favorites list, go to the Wireless tab of the Connection Properties view, then click the Add button. To add the network, you will need to know its network name, security type, and security key.