Having made things much easier for the users through a variety of applications, the Internet is as useful a thing for Corporate Executive as it is to a homemaker. Setting up a Home Wireless network is a thing of the present as not only offices but also homes and individual users depend a great deal on the Internet, than ever before.

4 steps to set up your home wireless network

Despite the rising demands of setting up Home Wireless Networks, there are certain steps that need to be kept in mind while setting up a Home Wireless Network, which are mentioned below.

Step 1: A wireless router is most essential device for enabling a wireless network that is required to be purchased. It helps to convert the signals coming across your Internet connection into a wireless broadcast. It must also be made sure that you get a USB port in case you have a desktop computer.

Step 2: The next step involves setting up all the equipment you now have. The cable of the DSL modem that you have needs to be turned off by unplugging it. This procedure will disconnect the Internet connection and now the wireless router needs to be connected to the modem. In case you are using a desktop, a connection should be established between the modem and the back of the computer. For this purpose, unplug the cable from the back of the computer and fix it into the Internet, WAN or WLAN port on the back of the router. However, if you are using a laptop, the network cable should be connected between the modem and a port of the router.

Step 3: In this step, you need to configure the wireless router which firstly involves temporarily attaching the network cable to the computer. After this is done, you should restart your computer to enable an Internet connection. Once it restarts, open the web browser, type the IP Address in the address bar (default in most cases is either 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1) and you would then be asked to enter the Username and Password. On the next page, you need to firstly change the SSID or the network name to something of your choice, which would block outsiders from using the network. Then you get to the WPA/WEP encryption passphrase which is provided for generation of several keys by the router. It needs to be ensured that the passphrase is long enough and unique to avoid unwanted access. The ADMIN PASSWORD also needs to be difficult to remember and make sure to write it down for changing the settings later. After going through all the above settings, click on ‘Save settings’ or ‘Apply’ to culminate the proceedings.

Step 4: The network cable should then be disconnected from the computer and connected back into the router.

You can restart the computer once more to refresh the settings and the computer would then automatically find the wireless connection. The Home Wireless network is now set up and ready to be used.