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How to Set up Wireless Internet

Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 04:17 PM

Are you tired of lengthy cable wires spread all around your workspace? Do you wait for your turn to do important work on the computer, when your kids browse the Internet to play online games or to network socially? A home wireless network is the solution to these problems associated with the Internet. Now, no more wires, no more loose connections, and no more interruption due to wire cuts. Setting up a home wireless network is a simple, fun-filled, do-it-yourself exercise. 
To configure Internet-enabled wireless LAN, you will need an Internet connection, a router, wireless adapters, and a Cat5 cable. The Internet provider gives you a modem box connected to wires that can be placed at any convenient location. You can buy it or rent it. All the computers in the house are connected to the Internet through the router. Wireless adapters connect a particular access point to the Internet. New computers come with built in adapters; check out their compatibility with the router.
Next, power the router. Connect the modem and the router with the Cat5 cable or the Ethernet cable. The modem connection goes to the port that is away from the rest. If your computer has an internal wireless adapter, it will recognize the signals automatically. If you are using an external adapter, configure it by loading all the drivers from the CD that comes along with the connection. After successful completion, the computer will tell you if it is ready for the adapter. After connecting the adapter, wait for the following message: “new hardware found.” Now, proceed through the hardware installation wizard. On successful configuration, there will appear a parentheses icon of wireless connection in your start bar. Click the icon to get connectivity and set passwords.
Get access to the Wireless Card Access List with the wireless settings of the router. Check the “Turn Access Control” feature and add it to the list. Now, look for the barcode and Mac Address. If you have an internal modem, go to the “Properties” section. Enter the names of permitted access points of configured wireless LAN to verify the computers that have access to the network.
If you face some problems with the wireless LAN, it means you are making a mistake somewhere. Recheck the process carefully. If you still can't find the problem, call on an experienced professional.  

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