Set Up a Wireless Router in Windows 7
Tips to Setup a wireless router in Windows 7
Router is a computer network device which helps in forwarding data packets along networks. Actually the wireless routers are wired routers equipped with wireless access points built in so that you can enjoy both the wired and/or wireless network connections at the same time. The wireless broadband routers look much similar as a wired router, with the obvious exception of the antenna on top, and the lack of cable running from the PCs to the router when it is all set up. There are a lot of manufactures producing wireless routers, you could select anyone of them by keeping your work environment and needs.
The tips to setup wireless router in your Windows 7 OS based computer are:
- Connect your Wireless Router
- Configure your Wireless Router
- Points to keep in mind
Connect your Wireless Router
You could plug in the Ethernet cable to the WAN port of your wireless router form your cable modem and after this you can connect a different Ethernet cable between your Windows 7 PC and the wireless router. Now you can plug in the power of the router and turn on your computer. You will need to wait for a short time as it might take about two minutes for your router to boot. Then you need to check whether the WAN light and the port light to which you plug the computer is on.
Configure your Wireless Router
You need to navigate to your Network settings by clicking Start, choose Control Panel, select Network and Internet Connections and then click on the Network Connections icon. There you can locate and double-click the Local Area Connection icon for the Ethernet adapter that is connected to the Wireless Barricade. Then, click the Properties button and in the Local Area Connection Properties box, verify the box next to Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) is checked. After that highlight the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and click on the Properties button and select the “Obtain an IP address automatically” option to configure your computer for DHCP. Then you can click the OK button to save this change and close the Properties window and restart your computer.
If you are having a static IP address, you might need to obtain the static IP address from your Internet Service Provider and consult their documentation in order to assist with the set up of your wireless router. You may need to change the default password for your wireless router to prevent hackers from accessing your computer or your network.
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