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Setting Up WiFi at Home

 

WiFi technology is helping to break the normalcy of wires.

WiFi technology is breaking the norm of wires.

Wireless Brings You Versatility

In this day and age there is no need to sit at a desk to go on the internet. Wireless connections makes is possible to access the internet from just about anywhere in your home. Instead of wires being used to connect your devices, a signal is used. Any device that is capable of being receiving a wireless signal can use it. A WiFi network can be set up in your home with ease.

Establishing Wi-Fi Connection

To establish the WiFi in your home, you will need to have an Internet modem. These are usually given at the time your internet is installed. Some modems come with the ability to already connect to the Internet being wireless, these are called gateways. If the one you have in your home is not wireless capable already, a wireless router will be needed, along with two Ethernet cables. Wireless routers come with different options to them, one is how far the signal will go. These can be purchased at any electronic, or computer store.

Ethernet Cables

Connect straight to the source.

Connect straight to the source.

With one of the Ethernet cables, connect the modem to the router. There will be a port that will say WAN/WLAN, on the back side of the router, this is where to connect the cable. Check and make sure the router is turned on. Next using the other Ethernet cable, connect the router to a computer. This is not always needed, but can be done to setup the router prior to connecting any of the devices that are wireless.

Connecting is easy.

Connecting is easy.

Basic Wireless Setup

Some wireless routers will come with a compact disc, with software to install on the computer. Insert the disc into the computer, and install the software. Next for the wireless network, you have to choose a name for it. The security that you want is chosen also, and for the most secure, choose WPA2. Next, input a password, and go to the next step. The router should pick up the internet connection settings automatically.

If the router had no disc to install software, open up a browser window, and type the address that the documentation that came with the router states. The documentation should also state what password and username to input. PortForward.com will give you the login information for your router as well.

Secure Your Wireless Network

Now you will put in your settings. Pick a name for your network SSID, remember that this can be seen and is not private. Don’t use your address, phone number or name.  Now input a password that will be needed to connect to the WiFi. Be sure to choose a strong password to avoid strangers connecting to it.

Having a wireless router provides you the connectivity and versatility you want from the Internet. Surf the web, talk to friends, share pictures, listen to music and do reports; you can do them all wherever you are in the home. With a home WiFi network, you’re giving yourself freedom from the boring desk.

 

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