How to Create a Wireless Network

Required Materials:

• Wireless Router
• Cable Modem
• Network Cables
• Antennas
• Wireless network adapter(s)
• Wireless LAN cards for  desktops and laptops

Step 1: Gather all of your materials and consider also purchasing an advanced firewall protection to keep viruses and hackers from attacking your system. There are three widely used wireless network technologies widely used: 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g. The most widely used is the 802.11g, which is recognized as the best performing of the three. None the less, all of your requirements should support any of these performing standards. A basic devise for a wireless network and sharing an internet connection among multiple computers includes a network cable, a wireless router, wireless LAN cards for all desktops/laptops and/or wireless network adapter(s), also known as nodes. Some computers are also able to connect via USB connections.

Step 2: Proceed to connect your broadband modem to a wireless router. These can be connected together by an Ethernet or Cat5 cable. The cable plugs into a router jack most commonly called “WAN” or “Uplink” or “Internet.”

Step 3: Connect your wireless router with one or multiple computers. First connect the primary computer to a router via a network cable. After an installation is completed, the computer can be changed over to a wireless connection. If your computers have wireless LAN cards, you may set them up to communicate with the wireless router. In the absence of computers you will need adapters for each computer. USB network adapters are most highly recommended and can be connected through a port.

Step 4: Connect all your computers in the network to each other. If you have wireless LAN cards, you can set them up to easily communicate with one another. In the absence of cards, you will need a wireless adapter to be connected to each computer and its antenna for transferring wireless signals.

Step 5: Configure the router’s administration tool. Open your web browser to enter the router’s address for administration in the address field and hit return to reach the router’s home page. Consult the router’s documentation to determine the exact address for your specific model.

Step 6: Log into the router with a username and password provided in the documentation. For security purposes the administrator should adjust the password to something more personal. It is best to adjust the password after the full installation is completed to avoid complications.

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