Details about a wireless network and process of adding a router on Windows® 7
What are wireless networks? What is the process of adding a router on Windows 7?
Wireless networks or Wi-Fi or WLAN are networking solutions available for users to connect computers and devices to the network wirelessly. The use of physical mediums like cables are avoided for connecting devices. The easy installation procedure provided by wireless networks causes the option to be more popular nowadays. A user can connect a computer to the network from anywhere in the wireless area. The data transmitted from computers will be moved to the next device through wireless routers as radio frequency signals. The two main components for wireless networks are access points or wireless routers and wireless clients. Wireless routers that are compatible with Windows 7 will possess a compatible logo on the device. This equipment can be connected to a wireless network automatically by avoiding the long procedure for setting up the router. The option is enabled with the help of the Windows Connect Now or the Wi-Fi Protected Setup utility on Windows 7.
Discussed below are some points related with wireless networks and process of adding a router on Windows 7:
- Setting up the router
- Connection process
- Points to remember while performing the process
Setting up the router
Routers that are Windows 7 compatible can be configured automatically with the help of the Windows Connect Now function. The router need not be connected to the computer physically. Only plug the router to the power source. Click on the 'Network' icon on the notification area and select 'Connect to a network option'. Click on the default network of the router and follow the instructions. The security features can be turned on by default and the user can change the settings later on.
In the connection process, the user needs to connect the computer and router to the Internet. Connect the cable provided by the Internet Service Provider (ISP) to the router. The 'Push' button provided with Windows 7 supported routers can enable the connection of the computers to the network. The Wi-Fi protected setup on Windows 7 or the Windows Connect Now function enables a wireless secure connection for users.
The router should be compatible with Windows 7. Changing the network location option in security settings can reduce the risk of insecure networks. Wireless networking always faces these kind of risks while establishing a connection. The four steps regarding the wireless network should be followed by the user. Get the right devices for the connection, connect the router and computer to the Internet if needed, set-up the router and follow the instructions of the Windows Connect Now utility.
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