Wireless Internet Access

My brother recently go us wireless internet and on our main computer he has this wireless modem kind of thing but whenever I go to my computer in my room. The internet doesnt work even though its supossed to be wireless. So is there anything I have to plug in or do to the computer in my room so I can receive the signal. Essentially — You can use a wireless network to share Internet access, files, printers, and more. Or you can use it to surf the Web while you're sitting on your couch or in your yard. Plus, it's easier to install than you think. There are 4 steps to creating a wireless network: 1. Choose your wireless equipment 2. Connect your wireless router 3. Configure your wireless router 4. Connect your computers Follow the details: 1. Choose your wireless equipment The first step is to make sure that you have the equipment you need. As you're looking for products in stores or on the Internet, you might notice that you can choose equipment that supports three different wireless networking technologies: 802. 11a, 802. 11b, and 802. 11g. We recommend 802. 11g, because it offers excellent performance and is compatible with almost everything. -Shopping list -Broadband Internet connection -Wireless router A computer with built-in wireless networking support or a wireless network adapter A wireless router The router converts the signals coming across your Internet connection into a wireless broadcast, sort of like a cordless phone base station. Be sure to get a wireless router, and not a wireless access point. A wireless network adapter Network adapters wirelessly connect your computer to your wireless router. If you have a newer computer you may already have wireless capabilities built in. If this is the case, then you will not need a wireless network adapter. If you need to purchase an adapter for a desktop computer, buy a USB wireless network adapter. If you have a laptop, buy a PC card-based network adapter. Make sure that you have one adapter for every computer on your network. Note: To make setup easy, choose a network adapter made by the same vendor that made your wireless router. For example, if you find a good price on a Linksys router, choose a Linksys network adapter to go with it. To make shopping even easier, buy a bundle, such as those available from D-Link, Netgear, Linksys, Microsoft, and Buffalo. If you have a desktop computer, make sure that you have an available USB port to plug the wireless network adapter into. If you don't have any open USB ports, buy a hub to add additional ports.

2. Connect your wireless router Since you'll be temporarily disconnected from the Internet, print these instructions before you go any further. First, locate your cable modem or DSL modem and unplug it to turn it off. Next, connect your wireless router to your modem. Your modem should stay connected directly to the Internet. Later, after you've hooked everything up, your computer will wirelessly connect to your router, and the router will send communications through your modem to the Internet. Next, connect your router to your modem: Note: The instructions below apply to a Linksys wireless router. The ports on your router may be labeled differently, and the images may look different on your router. Check the documentation that came with your equipment for additional assistance. If you currently have your computer connected directly to your modem: Unplug the network cable from the back of your computer, and plug it into the port labeled Internet, WAN, or WLAN on the back of your router. If you do not currently have a computer connected to the Internet: Plug one end of a network cable (included with your router) into your modem, and plug the other end of the network cable into the Internet, WAN, or WLAN port on your wireless router. If you currently have your computer connected to a router: Unplug the network cable connected to the Internet, WAN, or WLAN port from your current router, and plug this end of the cable into the Internet, WAN, or WLAN port on your wireless router. Then, unplug any other network cables, and plug them into the available ports on your wireless router. You no longer need your original router, because your new wireless router replaces it. Next, plug in and turn on your cable or DSL modem. Wait a few minutes to give it time to connect to the Internet, and then plug in and turn on your wireless router. After a minute, the Internet, WAN, or WLAN light on your wireless router should light up, indicating that it has successfully connected to your modem.

3. Configure your wireless router Using the network cable that came with your wireless router, you should temporarily connect your computer to one of the open network ports on your wireless router (any port that isn't labeled Internet, WAN, or WLAN). If you need to, turn your computer on. It should automatically connect to your router. Next, open Internet Explorer and type in the address to configure your router. You might be prompted for a password. The address and password you use will vary depending on what type of router you have, so refer to the instructions included with your router. As a quick reference, this table shows the default addresses, usernames, and passwords for some common router man

In order to access wireless Internet on a laptop computer, check the computer screen for an indicator stating that wireless networks are available. Connect t. . .


2 Comments

  1. Mindy Smith

    Wirless lan card

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  2. Ursula Jeffs

    When you say "wireless modem kind of thing" it sounds like he may have a mobile phone data device. In order for you to connect through that from your wireless computer, he would need to enable ICS for that mobile internet connection, and would need a wireless device on his PC configured in ad-hoc mode to get a IP automatically (ICS would assign it 192. 168. 0. 1) so you could connect to it. I have done something similar to connect wirelessly to a laptop that was connected to cable internet. But I forget if the laptop gave me an IP automatically or if I had to set a 192. 168. 0. X IP, gateway 192. 168. 0. 1 (his wireless) and nameservers. There are routers available that can use can use USB mobile internet devices, but I am not familiar with them or if they just have wired LAN, or wireless LAN too.

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