How to set up a Wireless network on a laptop

Tips for improving Wireless network security

A network is group of systems interconnected in a manner that they could share files between them. The networks are mainly classified in to two types; wired and wireless. All systems in a wired network are connected with cables and those in a wireless network are connected without any cable. In Wireless network electromagnetic waves are used to connect the systems. The file sharing using wireless networks gives you more flexibility than the floppy drives and discs. Not only could the sharing of different types of files but you can also make use this as a storage space to store data. Once you set up a wireless computer network, it’s easy to share the resources such as printers. You don’t need to bounce these devices from one system to another to print the e-mail from one system; you just need to activate the wireless connectivity. Mobility, reliability are some of the advantages of the wireless computer network.

Following are some tips to set up wireless network on a laptop:

  • Choose the wireless equipment

  • Connect the device

  • Configuration

Choose the wireless equipment

The wireless equipment is to be selected to initialize the set up of the wireless network. You could select any of the wireless technologies from 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g. It is recommended to use 802.11g, because it offers excellent performance and is compatible with almost everything. The router converts the signals coming across the Internet connection into a wireless broadcast, sort of like a cordless phone base station. This is necessary to get the access point. Network adapters wirelessly connect the system to your wireless router. This is also necessary.

Connect the device

You need to connect the device in to the wireless equipment that you have selected to set up the network connection. For this you have to set up proper physical settings. This includes the modem connection, router and all those important network devices. If you currently have the system connected directly to your modem, you need to unplug the network cable from the back of your system, and plug it into the port labeled Internet, WAN, or WLAN on the back of your router. if you do not have any system connected to the network, then you need to connect one end of a network cable into the modem, and the other end to the port.


You need to connect the system to a network if you want to use network router. After ensuring proper connection, you have to type the IP address of your system to configure the router. You might be asked to enter password. The address and password you use will vary depending on what type of router you have, so refer to the instructions included with your router.

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