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  1. 1. How to configure the wireless Internet on your Clearaccess modem Before setting up the wireless on this modem the WLAN light on the modem needs to be lit solid. If the WLAN light is not solid please contact your local telephone office to activate the wireless service on your modem. For this setup your computer cannot be connected to the modem with a network cable it needs to be wireless. If your computer does not have wireless network support built in, plug your network adapter into your USB port, and place the antenna on top of your computer (in the case of a desktop computer), or insert the network adapter into an empty PC card slot (in the case of a laptop). Windows XP will automatically detect the new adapter, and may prompt you to insert the CD that came with your adapter. The on-screen instructions will guide you through the configuration process. Note: The steps in the guide only apply if you're using Windows XP Service Pack 2. If you're running Windows XP and you don't have Service Pack 2 yet, plug your computer into your ClearAccess wireless modem and download and install Windows XP Service Pack 2. Go to the following web address to proceed with downloading Service Pack 2 if required.
  2. 2. Follow these steps to connect your computer to your wireless network: 1. Right-click the wireless network icon in the lower-right corner of your screen, and then click View Available Wireless Networks. If you run into any problems, consult the documentation that came with your network adapter. Don't be afraid to call their tech support. Note: If the manufacture of your wireless card is not set to be configured by windows and uses its own software contact the manufacture of the wireless adapter or laptop. Try to have set to let windows manage wireless network.
  3. 3. 2. Wireless Network Connection window should appear and you should see your wireless network listed with the network name of ClearAccess. If you don't see your network, click Refresh network list in the upper-left corner. Click your network, and then click Connect in the lower-right corner.
  4. 4. 3. Windows XP will show its progress as it connects to your network. After you're connected, you can now close the Wireless Network Connection window. Note: If it prompts you about connecting click connect anyway for right now.
  5. 5. 4 Open your Web Browser (Windows products have . Internet Explorer installed by default, and you can open this by double clicking on the big blue “e” on your desktop), and type “clearview” in the address bar, and hit enter or click “go”. If this does not work try in the address bar this is the IP address of the modem. You will be directed to the page viewed below. To 5 retrieve your clearview user name and password . locate the MACID on the bottom of the Clearaccess modem. The last six of the MACID is the username print here_____________. The first six of the MACID is your password print here_________________. These will used at the Wireless setup authentication screen. Follow the onscreen instructions from here. Note: The password and username are case sensitive.
  6. 6. Print your ClearAccess WEP/Network Key here: _________________________________________ Note: this network key is case sensitive. Modem info Modems IP address is User name: is the last six of the MAC ID on the bottom of the modem. Password: is the first six of the MAC ID on the bottom of the modem.
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