Friday, May 20, 2011

Setup a Wireless Home Network

Wireless offers tangible benefits over traditional wired networking. We find wireless connectivity in all the
devices that we use cellphones, gaming systems and computers.

The first step is to choose a good Wireless Router  
Depending on your usage and considering the connectivity factor you can choose a router. There are many brands and different series of router which comes with different wireless range. Few popular router manufacturers are Cisco, Dlink, Linksys and Belkin

Re-connect the cables from existing network

Check the picture below. Most of the wireless network setup follows the same path.
You can use wireless routers with most of the ISP coonections like ADSL, DSL, Cable and Sattelite connections.

  • Usually we connect computer  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.

  • 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.

  • Now plug in and turn on your cable or DSL modem. Wait a 2 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, this shows you have successfully configured modem.with the router. Now you can use wireless printer and other gadgets  to the router and access wireless internet.