Thanks to Johna2u, I have seen the LePan II user manual, and I seem to be properly attempting to connect to wifi. The list of networks shows mine as "signal strength: excellent" , but when I press "connect" I get no result. Near the top of the screen says "Wi-Fi Scanning..." I never actually get a connection. Sometimes it lists my network as "not in range". I know my wi-fi network is OK since my other computers connect to it without difficulty, from much greater distances than where I am doing this test. Any suggestions? How would I know if I have a defective unit?