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Connect additional computers to your wireless home network

TELUS wireless home networking enables multiple computers and devices to access the Internet without cables from virtually anywhere in your home. Follow the instructions below to configure your main computer for wireless Internet access or to set up a wireless home network using Windows.

Before you begin

Your wireless home network should already be set up. You will need your wireless network name (SSID) and network security key, located on your primary computer's desktop (see TELUS_Wireless_Settings.html) or in the Documents folder.

Please refer to wireless network setup if you don't have this info, or haven't yet configured your wireless gateway.


  • Windows 8

    To set up your computer to connect to your wireless home network, do the following:

    1. From the Start screen, click Desktop.
    2. From the Desktop screen, click the Settings icon.
      NOTE: The
      Settings icon resembles a gear and can be accessed by pointing your cursor to the bottom right corner of your screen.
    3. Click Control Panel.
    4. Click Network and Internet.
    5. From the Network and Sharing Center section, click Connect to a network.
    6. From the list of available Wi-Fi* networks, select your network name (SSID).
    7. Click Connect.
    8. If prompted, type your network security key (WEP/WPA network passkey).
    9. Click Next, then select your personal preferences.
    10. If successful, Connected is displayed.

    Your computer is connected to your wireless home network


  • Windows 7

    step 1 Ensure that you have a wireless network card installed in your computer (most laptops now come with network cards installed)
    step 2 Click on the Windows icon in the bottom left corner of your desktop (pictured below) and click on Control Panel.
    step 3 Click on Network and Internet.
    step 4 Under Network and Sharing Center click on Connect to a network
    step 5 You will see a list of all the available wireless networks in the right hand corner of your screen. Find yours by looking for the wireless network name (SSID) you gave your wireless home network. Click on it, and then click Connect.

    If you do not remember your wireless network name (SSID), you can review your wireless settings document TELUS_Wireless_Settings on your primary computers desktop. If this file is not located on your primary computer, you will have to configure your wireless home network.
    step 6 Enter the network security key that was created during the initial setup of your wireless gateway, and then click OK to connect to your wireless network.

    If you do not remember your wireless network security key, you can review your wireless settings document TELUS_Wireless_Settings on your primary computers desktop. If this file is not located on your primary computer, you will have to configure your wireless home network.
  • Windows (XP, Vista)

    step 1 Ensure that you have a wireless network card installed in your computer (most laptops now come with network cards installed)
    step 2 Click on the Windows icon in the bottom left corner of your desktop (pictured below) and select Connect To.
    step 3 You will see a list of all the available wireless networks. Find yours by looking for the wireless network name (SSID) you gave your wireless home network. Click on it, and then click Connect.

    If you do not remember your wireless network name (SSID), you can review your wireless settings document TELUS_Wireless_Settings on your primary computers desktop or in Documents (Vista) or Documents (XP) folder. If this file is not located on your primary computer, you will have to configure your wireless home network.
    step 4 Enter the network security key that was created during the initial setup of your wireless gateway, and then click Connect to connect to your wireless network.

    If you do not remember your wireless network security key, you can review your wireless settings document TELUS_Wireless_Settings on your primary computers desktop or in Documents (Vista) or Documents (XP) folder. If this file is not located on your primary computer, you will have to configure your wireless home network.

    The network security key in the following picture is only an example. Enter the unique network security key that was created during the initial setup of your wireless gateway.
    step 5 On the next screen, ensure that you enter check marks in all the displayed options (pictured below) and then click Close.
    step 6 Once the next screen, choose the Home option by clicking on the house, then click Close to complete the connection and configuration of your wireless home network.
    step 7 Once the window has closed, return to the Installation Wizard and click the Continue button.
    step 8 Open your browser and enter an Internet address to ensure that you are connected.
  • Mac OS X

    TELUS wireless home networking enables multiple computers and devices to access the Internet without cables from virtually anywhere in your home. Follow the instructions below to configure your main computer for wireless Internet access or to set up a wireless home network using MAC OS X and up.

    Before you begin

    Your wireless home network should already be set up and you should have your wireless network name (SSID) and network security key. If your wireless home network has not been setup please refer to wireless network setup.

    step 1 Click on the "AirPort" icon which is located on the upper right hand corner of your computer. The "AirPort" icon is located in the upper right hand corner of the image below, when clicked on it will open up the following menu. Make sure that "Turn Airport" is showing on
    step 2 In the menu you will find your wireless network name (SSID). Double-click on the wireless network name, you will them be prompted to enter your password key. Once the password key is entered correctly, you will be connected wirelessly.

    Note: On some older versions of MAC, you will need to enter a "$" symbol before the WEP key.