I know that a lot of people are wanting to learn how to create their own wireless network, so that they don’t have to rely on their internet provider to send someone out to create one, which could cost a pricey installation fee. Well, here’s how:
1) Make sure that your cable modem (your plug up internet) is working, because you are going to need this to help establish a wireless connection. This is run by your internet provider, so if you are plugged in, and you can’t get internet service, it’s either a regional issue or a payment issue on your end. This looks kind of like a router.
2) Make sure you plug up your new wireless router, as this is what you are going to use to connect to the internet.
3) Connect your wireless router to your modem, so that your router can establish internet connectivity. Your router must detect an internet connection before you can draw one from it.
4) Try to wirelessly connect to the internet through your network settings, this will let the computer scan for the wireless signal you are trying to find
5) You will need to configure your wireless router. This is very simple as Windows 7 computers will walk you through most of these steps. If not, each router has a web address that you can go to to control the settings of your router. For instance, if you have a Linksys router, you would go here, where the username and password are “admin”. Once you log in, you can of course change both the username and password to secure your router.
6) You will then need to set your SSID or network name. This is the name that will appear whenever someone is scanning for networks in the vicinity of your residence. You will also want to set your WPA or WPA2, these are passwords that secure your network from outsiders accessing it.
7) Voila! You should have a wireless network that is secure! You can now connect any and everything to your new network
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