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"Set up a Network" Wizard Shortcut - Create

How to Create a "Set up a Network" Wizard Shortcut in Windows 7
Published by Brink
08 Feb 2011
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How to Create a "Set up a Network" Wizard Shortcut in Windows 7

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This will show you how to create or download a Set up a Network wizard shortcut that will walk you through the process of adding new wireless computers, a router, devices, or access point to your network in Windows 7.

For more information, see Add a device or computer to a network.

You can also Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start Menu this shortcut, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move it where you like for easy use.



EXAMPLE: "Set up a Network" Wizard
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OPTION ONE
To Download the "Set up a Network" Shortcut
1. Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Set_up_a_Network.zip
download
2. Click on Save, and save the .zip file to the desktop.

3. Open the .zip file and extract the Set up a Network shortcut to the desktop.

4. Right click on the Set up a Network shortcut, and click on Properties, General tab, and on the Unblock button. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: If you do not have a Unblock button under the General tab, then the shortcut is already unblocked and you can continue on to step 5.
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5. Move the shortcut to where you like for easy use.

6. When done, you can delete the downloaded .zip file on the desktop if you like, or save it to use again.




OPTION TWO
To Manually Create the "Set up a Network" Shortcut
1. Right click on a empty area on desktop, and click on New and Shortcut.

2. Copy and paste the location below into the location area, and click on the Next button. (see screenshot below)
Code:
%SystemRoot%\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL NetSetup.cpl
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3. Type Set up a Network for the name, and click on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: You can name this anything you would like though.
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4. Right click on the new Set up a Network shortcut on the Desktop and click on Properties.

5. Click on the Shortcut tab, then click on the Change Icon button. (see screenshot below)
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6. In the line under "Look for icons in this file", copy and paste in the location below and press Enter. (see screenshot below)
%SystemRoot%\System32\imageres.dll
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7. Select the icon highlighted in blue above and click on OK. (see screenshot above)
NOTE: You can use any icon that you would like instead though.

8. Click on OK. (see screenshot below)
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9. Move the shortcut to where you like for easy use.
That's it,
Shawn





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