Connection Type

You can connect your instrument to Internet Direct Connection using either a wired (standard Ethernet cable) connection, or wirelessly.

Wireless Connection Method

You can connect wirelessly using either a USB wireless adapter, or a wireless bridge/wireless gaming device.

Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)

WPS-enabled equipment allows your network settings to be detected automatically. Choose this option if you have a WPS-enabled router.

Wireless SSID (Network Name) and Channel

Enter the name (SSID) of your wireless network and the channel on which your network is running. This information is available from your wireless access point/router's configuration interface, or by checking the network settings of any computer that is using the same wireless connection.

Wireless Encryption

Many wireless networks use encryption to prevent unauthorized access. If you use a password to connect to your wireless network, you'll need to enter that password (encryption key) here. You will also need to choose the type of encryption your network uses: either WPA or WEP.

General Network Configuration

Choose the correct option for your network's situation:

Use DHCP (auto DNS - recommended):
With this method, your network is configured automatically. Choose this option unless you have manually assigned your DNS server, IP, Netmask or Gateway addresses.

Use DHCP (manual DNS):
With this method, most network settings are configured automatically, but you will have a chance to supply specific DNS server addresses. Choose this option if your DNS servers are manually assigned.

With this method you will assign all of your network properties manually. Choose this option if your IP, Netmask or Gateway address are manually assigned.

Proxy Configuration

Most home users connect directly to the internet going through a router and/or cable modem and should leave this setting on the "Directly" option. If you are using a proxy server, choose "Via an HTTP Proxy," and enter the settings for your proxy server. You should be able to find these settings by looking at the proxy configuration in your web browser.