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Title: How to Setup a Wireless Home Network


1
How to Setup a Wireless Home Network
  • Presented by Nick Hernandez

2
What is needed?
  • Wireless Router
  • Wireless Card
  • 2 Network Cables
  • PC or Laptop
  • Screwdriver

3
How to choose a Wireless Router
  • Different Standards
  • A
  • First type of wireless routers, very hard to find
  • Short range
  • Slow speed.
  • B
  • Second generation routers still around.
  • Limited range and speed
  • Cheaper then G and MIMO

4
How to choose a Wireless Router
  • Different Standards
  • G
  • Most common type of router
  • good speed
  • good range.
  • MIMO
  • This is the newest router technology
  • Very good range
  • Highest speed available
  • Bigger price tag

5
Choosing your Wireless Card
  • Standard to choose
  • The same types for routers applies to wireless
    cards as well.
  • I recommend a G card, it allows for expansion and
    provides larger range.
  • Types of Cards
  • PCI
  • Used in PCs
  • PCMCIA
  • Used in Laptops

6
Steps to Building Your Wireless Network
  • Unplug Cable/DSL Modem
  • Unplug Network Cable from PC
  • Connect Wireless Router to Modem
  • Plug in Wireless Router
  • Plug in Modem
  • Install Card in Laptop/PC
  • Configure Wireless Router
  • Setup Wireless Security

7
Unplug Cable/DSL Router
  • Remove the Power from the back of the cable modem

8
Steps to Building Your Wireless Network
  • Unplug Cable/DSL Modem
  • Unplug Network Cable from PC
  • Connect Wireless Router to Modem
  • Plug in Wireless Router
  • Plug in Modem
  • Install Card in Laptop/PC
  • Configure Wireless Router
  • Setup Wireless Security

9
Unplug Network Cable from PC
  • Push down on plastic tab and pull on the cord.

10
Steps to Building Your Wireless Network
  • Unplug Cable/DSL Modem
  • Unplug Network Cable from PC
  • Connect Wireless Router to Modem
  • Plug in Wireless Router
  • Plug in Modem
  • Install Card in Laptop/PC
  • Configure Wireless Router
  • Setup Wireless Security

11
Connect Wireless Router to Modem
  • Plug Cable into Port on the back of the modem and
    the WAN port of the router

12
Steps to Building Your Wireless Network
  • Unplug Cable/DSL Modem
  • Unplug Network Cable from PC
  • Connect Wireless Router to Modem
  • Plug in Wireless Router
  • Plug in Modem
  • Install Card in Laptop/PC
  • Configure Wireless Router
  • Setup Wireless Security

13
Plug in Wireless Router
  • Plug Power into the Wireless Router

14
Steps to Building Your Wireless Network
  • Unplug Cable/DSL Modem
  • Unplug Network Cable from PC
  • Connect Wireless Router to Modem
  • Plug in Wireless Router
  • Plug in Modem
  • Install Card in Laptop/PC
  • Configure Wireless Router
  • Setup Wireless Security

15
Plug in Modem
  • Plug in the Modem

16
Steps to Building Your Wireless Network
  • Unplug Cable/DSL Modem
  • Unplug Network Cable from PC
  • Connect Wireless Router to Modem
  • Plug in Wireless Router
  • Plug in Modem
  • Install Card in Laptop/PC
  • Configure Wireless Router
  • Setup Wireless Security

17
Install Card in a PC
  • Open up the PC
  • Insert card into slot
  • Push till card is all of the way in
  • Close PC
  • Attach Antenna to the back of the PC
  • Boot-up computer and insert disk

18
Install Card in a Laptop
  • Boot-up Laptop
  • Insert the card into the side of the laptop
  • Install Software

19
Steps to Building Your Wireless Network
  • Unplug Cable/DSL Modem
  • Unplug Network Cable from PC
  • Connect Wireless Router to Modem
  • Plug in Wireless Router
  • Plug in Modem
  • Install Card in Laptop/PC
  • Configure Wireless Router
  • Setup Wireless Security

20
Configure Wireless Router
  • Every routers configuration is different, please
    consult the manual of the router for your exact
    details.
  • General Steps
  • Open Internet Browser
  • Some Routers will load a special which will
    automatically configure your router if you follow
    the directions. If your router does this then
    you are all done with this step.
  • Login to the web interface of your router.
  • Your manual will give you the address of your
    routers configuration, normally it is
    http//192.168.1.1.
  • Your username and password will can be found in
    the manual.
  • Follow the directions after you login.

21
Steps to Building Your Wireless Network
  • Unplug Cable/DSL Modem
  • Unplug Network Cable from PC
  • Connect Wireless Router to Modem
  • Plug in Wireless Router
  • Plug in Modem
  • Install Card in Laptop/PC
  • Configure Wireless Router
  • Setup Wireless Security

22
Setup Wireless Security
  • This process is only a general layout of what you
    should do. Please consult your user manual to
    complete these steps
  • Steps to Follow
  • Login to the router from one of your wireless
    computer
  • Turn on Access Lists and be sure to add your
    PCs/Laptops to the list.
  • Turn on Data Encryption
  • WPA
  • Be sure to copy the key created into your PCs
    wireless settings.
  • Will work with all wireless devices
  • Can be broken
  • WEP
  • Be sure to copy your key into your PCs wireless
    settings.
  • Doesnt work with all wireless devices
  • Can not be broken (at this time)
  • Turn off SSID Broadcast

23
Thank You
  • How to Setup a Wireless Home Network
  • Presented by Nick Hernandez
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