Hardly anybody can be found today, who does not use Internet. The Internet gets you connected to every nook and corner of the world within the blink of an eye. Just as in case of working women, Internet has cast its influence on those ladies as well who stay at home. Internet comes as a refreshing source of both entertainment and knowledge to them. By being at home, a woman can keep herself updated about the latest fashion trends, hunt for new recipes to please her husband, prove an efficient mother by doing the projects of her wards by materials collected through Internet. Hence, an Internet connection at your alter has become almost mandatory. But something that often can be a little annoying is the piles of chords and wires that are dragged to get the Internet connected to your PC.
With the increase in popularity, wireless Internet connection has entered the market, as a sigh of relief from the heaps of wires. The wireless Internet connection has added on to the convenience of the people. It also makes your Internet devise handy and mobile, to be used even in a laptop at any place you are in. Now you need not be stationary at one of the corners of your home any more while accessing the Internet.
The following guidelines might help you in getting a new wireless Internet connection
Get started with the installation of wireless Internet connection
To start with the installation of wireless Internet connection, you first need to contact your local Internet service provider, who will be able to suggest you a high-speed Internet connection (broadband), such as DSL or cable on the basis of your preferences. In case you already have a high speed Internet access, you need not bother to take any other connection. But if you have only dial-up connection then your wireless Internet may not be that effective. So in this case, all you need to do is to make an appointment to a service technician so that he can personally install the Internet device to your computer system.
Once you have an Internet connection, you need to buy a wireless router. You can easily get it from your local departmental store, electronics store, and computer parts shops. You may go online and compare price, brands, features, and capabilities of the router that you want to purchase. After buying the router you have to connect the router to the cable modem by using the Ethernet cord. Once you are done with connecting the router, open your Internet browser. After this, click on the IP (Internet Protocol) address of the router, which is there in your manual. Then log into your router using the username and password which you will find in your manual. Having done this, you need to use the connection wizard on your screen. When you are done with the installation procedures and setup, your wireless connection becomes ready for use.
Connect to Internet
Once all the settings are made, check if the wireless device is working. For this, go to the âStartâ menu and open the âControl Panelâ. A window will open in front of you. Select âGo to the Networkâ section and then click on âView network computers and devicesâ. This enables you to see all of the wireless devices connected to your computer. If you find all the wireless devices there, it indicates that they are properly connected.
Wireless Internet security
Once you have installed your wireless Internet, you can make a few settings to maintain the security of your system. This will help you protect your wireless Internet network:
Secure your wireless router or access point administration interface
All the routers you install always have an administration password that you will need while logging into the device and also while modifying any configuration settings. There is always a weak password of most devices e.g. âpasswordâ or the manufacturer’s name, and at times some may not even have a default password at all. So you need to personalize the default password. This will help you to enhance the security of your computer. As soon as you set up a new WLAN router or access point, your first step should be to change the default password. It is important to keep this password secure. You can also write your password in a safe place so as to refer to it, if needed. Other than this, the only way to access your router is to reset it to factory default settings. This will clear away any configuration changes you’ve made.
Congratulations! By following these above mentioned procedures, you have successfully installed wireless Internet on your computer. Now, you are all set to browse and get connect through the Internet..