Setting Up The Wireless System in the Router
It is strongly recommended by All router suppliers that you use a physically connected cable to the Router via a Ethernet RJ45 cable for router setup.
Using a wireless connected computer for setup is Not recommended to access router setup at any time.
Access the router and click the Wireless section in the router setting
Change the setting from Ad Hoc to Infrastructure
You have to set-up the Wireless Network Name the SSID address on the router first
By default some wireless router come set-up with the manufacture name as the SSID address 3Com, Linksys, Belkin etc,
You should change the SSID address to a name you want to give your Wireless Network, 452john06 / ezyclip01 etc which would allow you to easily identify your network
You should also change the Wireless Channel # the default is normally Channel 11 which most persons uses so change it to 6 / 8 this will save you having interferences and low signal quality from other network close by using channel 11
Write it down; or save on a flash drive as the same SSID name and Channel # and Security Code must be used on All wireless device when setting then up to access your wireless system
Do not set-up the security system as yet
Save the setting and log out of router, make sure that you can access the router vie the wireless device and browse the Internet first, if you get it wrong the router will not allow the wireless device to connect to the wireless system or allow access to the Internet
Laptop Wireless Device Setting
Most laptop computer these days comes with a building wireless card; some required you to switch on the Wireless Radio Antenna via a small slide switch on the laptop
Or using the FN (Function) key you have to hold down the FN key and press the key with a small antenna icon to turn on the wireless card
You can also check that the wireless card is Enable from inside the Network Connection Area
Start-Setting-Network Connection-Right click-Wireless Area Connection-Enable or Disable as required
Some times you have to Disable and Enable before the card will connect to the wireless system
If not sure if laptop have a antenna switch check the manual PC layout quick guide
Check out these sites before you set-up the wireless system could save you a lot of time and headache.
Setting Up The Wireless Security System
Check out these sites before you set-up the Wireless Security System
Question said by first time user of Wireless
The PC hard wire to the router does not have to be on for the wireless system to work
Once the router is on all wireless devices should have local and Internet access
With a hard wire system the LAN card connect speed at 100Mbps, the wireless system connect speed at 0Mbps -54Mbps depending on the distance, amount and thickness of walls, quality of signal etc
You cannot see the wireless system from a hard wire PC only the Local Area Network Connection
You should not have both the LAN and Wireless on the same PC connect at the same time.
As this can causes conflict within the router
If you buy one of the new 108Mbps wireless router you must buy a 108Mbps pci card or a 108Mbps USB Adapter for each wireless device you want to connect at that speed.
The normal connect speed on a laptop build in wireless card or USB adapter is 54Mbps on older laptops with build in wireless cards the connect speed is 11Mbps