How to Connect Laptop to Access Point in Packet Tracer

By default, a laptop does not have a wireless module (interface) that it can use to connect to a wireless network; it only has a fastethernet interface, which is an ethernet module.

In this post, I will be showing you how to Connect Laptop to Access Point in a packet tracer. We will be connecting a laptop to the access point shown in the network below.

a network of a router and access point

Note: We completed the router and access point configuration on a separate post. We configured the router as a DHCP server and access point to broadcast wireless signals with an SSID (netizzan) and password (netizzan). Consider checking out the two posts below to learn how we did it.

Here is a video on how to do this;

How to Connect Laptop to Access Point in Packet Tracer

Here are steps to connect a laptop to access point;

Step 1: Remove the ethernet module

By default, a laptop has a fast Ethernet port, which can be used to connect the laptop to a network using a cable. To be able to connect to a wireless network, we need to remove this Ethernet module and add a wireless module.

First turn off the ethernet port and then drag and drop the ethernet module outside to remove it.

removing the ethernet module

Step 2: Add a wireless Module

Once you have removed the Ethernet module, you can now add a wireless module by dragging the WPC300N and then dropping it on the port. Then, turn the port on.

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adding the wireless module

Step 3: Connect to the Access point

To connect to the access point, Now navigate to wireless configuration by going to Desktop>PC wireless.

selecting wireless devices

Then search for the network and connect;

Connecting to the wireless signal

Then you will be prompted to enter the security key you created while configuring the access point.

Entering the security key

Because DHCP is configured on the router, this laptop will automatically obtain an IP address and, therefore, can be reached from other network devices.

Network topology

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