Setting Up A Home Wireless Network
If you are planning to set up a wireless router at your home for sharing only a single Internet connection to multiple devices or computers connected in a network. However, you also need to know the process involved in setting up a home wireless network. You don't need to be an internet engineer to set up your own network, just follow some of the simple steps that one needs to know of for setting up a router at home:
- You need to select an Internet Service Provider (ISP) who can offer you Internet connection at lower rates. Choose the one that offers high-speed Internet at a price range that fits well within your budget and also suits your requirements. If you are using a wired Internet connection and want a wireless service then you can ask your current ISP if it can provide you wireless services as well.
- To set up a wireless home network, you need to buy a wireless 802.11b wireless broadband router. However when buying a router look that you get all essential features. Most of them will provide coverage over a fairly large area. Most wireless routers support a wide range both indoors and outdoors. Always place your wireless router in such an area which is least likely to face disturbance. Walls, water pipes or anything that can create disturbance and slow down your connectivity.
- Once you have determined the location for your wireless router, you would have to install the PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) card into your computer. However, if you are using the latest laptop then you would not have to install such a card as they new laptops come with mobile technology.
- If you are already using a broadband connection then you would have to turn it off and then unplug the cable from your device and insert it to a Local Area Network (LAN) port in the wireless home router. Let the other end remain connected to your computer.
- Ensure that you have connected the cables between your wired broadband and wireless broadband router's Wide Area Network (WAN) port. After all the connections have been made, you can turn on the modem. See if the status lights. This will indicate whether the connection between the modem and ISP is established fully.
- Once the wireless broadband router is plugged in then the status lights will turn on and blink for a few moments. Your wired computer is ready to turn on if the status lights stop blinking.
- Check the manual on how to set up and use the wireless router for your home and launch your web browser. Type the IP address as given the quick guide of your router. The on-screen wizard will explain each and every step in detail. Note the default ID code and do not forget to change the default SSID. Changing the default SSID to a different number will help you protect the wireless router from hackers and unwelcome people.
- Check the encryption method to see whether the code is right or not as hackers can log onto your system and damage your files.
These steps will help you set up your wireless home network successfully.
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