I want to set a small network so I can use my laptop anywhere in the house. Can you help me with setting up my router so I don't have to be connected to it all the time?
Please keep in mind I am a techo peasant so I will need explicit instructions.
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The Router Settings seem to be fine...Also 2 Vista Machines have access
to internet without any problems, your router seems to be functional...I
would suggest you to update the adapter drivers, it should resolve your
concern... Current settings DHCD - Autoconfig. WPA2 Network -
Mixed Standard 20mhz channel 11
You wireless network must be secured You will need to check the wireless settings of the router. Is there any computer online using the router. check the IP address on that computer. If yes then you can open the router set up page on that computer. router set up page is the page where you can check all the router settings. Click Here for more information about the routers and network
You could simply hardwire your computer directly to your router, unless you want to purchase a Wireless Card or USB. You will still need a computer connected to your Wireless router to act as a terminal to edit and set the settings on the router. Most regular routers use CAT5 (Ethernet) cord to setup their networks, which is what you should use.
Go to your local store and purchase 2 CAT5 Cables to connect one from your modem into your router and one from your router to your PC. Once you have set up your wireless router you can then access your router from anywhere in your house.
If you want to upgrade the firmware on the router then please do it on a hardwired windows computer. Firmware wont upload on the router through a MAC computer. I would suggest you to follow the steps below to configure settings on the router:
Scan for the wireless network on the wireless enabled computers and connect to the network.
yes you can use you wireless laptop anywhere in the house,once you have setup the wireless router,what you need to do is to connect the laptop to your wireless network,once this configuration has been done in you computer you will connect to the wireless network automatically from next time if you are in the boundary of your network and yes your friend can use her laptop provided she connects to your network like you did for the 1st time...
try to customize your wireless settings. change the wireless name/ssid to something else and change the wireless channel as well. verify also if there's a wireless security enabled, if it has you need to use the correct wireless security/network key when connecting your laptop wirelessly. you can go to the router's setup page to verify your wireless settings by typing the ip address of your router to the address bar of your web browser, http://192.168.1.1 (note: by default the ip address of the router is 192.168.1.1 unless you have changed it to something else. the default username is "admin" and the default password is "password")
Right click on the drive you want to share. Ex: C:\Vol-xx = name. In the pop up window click Sharing & Security. This needs done to all the drives you want access too. To share a printer. Everyone must have the printer drivers installed. The Pc that has a direct connection to the printer must also Share the printer on the network. Open Printer & Faxes, highlight the printer you want to share. Click File than click Sharing follow windows instructions.
Small suggestion regards to the wireless side of the network. Suggest you setup security so others close too you can not tap into your network. (common).