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Disconnect your modem from the wall socket it's plugged into.
Connect the Ethernet cable to the back of the modem. There is a clearly marked Ethernet port here. This port will appear to be an oversized telephone jack.
Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the back of the wireless router. This port will look exactly the same as the one on the rear of the modem.
Plug the broadband modem back up to the wall socket and wait for it to power on, initialize and detect its new connection to the wireless router.
Locate the manual that shipped with your wireless router. Find the URL, or web address, that is contained within the pages of this manual. This special web address is used to set up your router's network and security permissions. Also, be sure to locate the default password provided within the pages of the manual.
Enter the URL into your web browser and allow the page to load. When prompted, enter the password that you found within the instruction manual.
Begin setting up your new wireless network. You will be asked for an "SSID," which is just a moniker for your new network. This will be the name seen when the network is listed in an available network list. Choose whatever name you like.
Select a password for your new network. While encrypting your network is optional, it is highly recommended. Along with the password, choose "WPA" security encryption. "WEP" will also be an option but it is an older security protocol that is technologically inferior to WPA.
Click "Apply" to save your changes.
Click on the wireless icon on the right-hand side of the bottom toolbar on your PC's desktop. Select your network's SSID from the drop-down list.
Enter the password you chose for your network. You will now be connected to WiFi Internet on your PC desktop and free to browse the Web.
Posted on Oct 03, 2010
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