Windows 7 Wireless Networking
Windows Connect Now is one of the technology designed for simpler wireless device configuration. Now with Windows Connect its easier to create a wireless network at home or office.
When you connect to a compatible router, Windows will walk you through all the necessary setup steps including naming your network and turning on the router's security features. Now you don't need to remember network settings when you connect a new computer. All you have to do is press the Wi-FI Protected Setup button on your router and it will automatically send the network settings to your computer.
With Windows Connect Now, users running Windows 7 can create network configuration settings and transmit them to the access point. WCN allows mobile and embedded devices, 802.11 access points (APs), and computers to securely connect, and exchange settings with each other. It allows you to easily set up a secure Windows 7 wireless network by using a USB cable or USB flash drive. WCN uses one of the following methods for easier configuration.
WCN-NET is Microsoft's standard for easier Wi-Fi configuration. It offers configuration of devices using Ethernet in Wireless networks. In Windows 7 it can search an unconfigured router, access point, base station or a device such as a Media Center Extender by using Upnp, authenticate with the device by using a personal identification number, provide wireless settings that are based on user selection and configure a wireless network over a wired Ethernet connection.
WCN-UFD writes configuration files to a USB drive for more secure wireless networks. It uses an API and an XML formatÂ to write configuration files.
WCN-MTP includes a Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) extension that enables an MTP initiator to provide an MTP responder with configuration parameters for joining a wireless network and supports more secure configuration of MTP-capable devices on wireless networks.