Presentation on theme: "How To Set Up A Wireless Network Using A D-Link Wireless Router"— Presentation transcript:
1How To Set Up A Wireless Network Using A D-Link Wireless Router By: Michael Weber
2What is a wireless network A wireless network is a computer network that allows computers and other electronic devices to communicate with each other and the internet without physically being connected to each other. This usually accomplished using radio wavesA router is the central device in a wireless network, acting as the facilitator of communication between computers and the internet.
3Reasons to have a wireless network If you have multiple computers, it allows for all of them to access the internet without having wires all over the placeIf you have a laptop, you can get full use of its portabilityAllows computers to share files with each other
4Reasons not to have network If you only have one desktop computer that is close to your access point.Wireless networks can be insecure and some jobs do not allow employees to maintain a wireless network at home.
5Required materials to set up a wireless network Wireless Router - Linksys, D-Link, NetGearComputer with Ethernet port and wireless cardAccess to InternetTwo Ethernet cords
7Setting up a D-Link WBR2310 Router - Physical Setup Find a convenient location for the router. This should be somewhere close to your modem or other source of internet.Plug router into power outlet with provided power cord.
8Setting up a D-Link WBR2310 Router - Physical Setup Take one of the Ethernet cords and run that from your cable modem or source of internet to the WAN port on the back of the router.Take the other Ethernet cord and run that from your computer to one of the LAN ports on the back of the router. These ports are shown in the next figure
9Setting up a D-Link WBR2310 Router - Location of ports
10Setting up a D-Link WBR2310 Router - Software Setup Open up a web browser on the computerType the router’s IP address into address bar. The IP address can be found with the router’s documentation and usually starts withType in the username and password when prompted. This again can be found in the documentation.
11Setting up a D-Link WBR2310 Router - Software Setup Screen
12Setting up a D-Link WBR2310 Router - Router Settings Click the checkbox “Enable Wireless”Choose a name for your network. Type this in the “Wireless Network Name” check boxClick the checkbox “Enable Auto Channel Scan.” This will allow the router to switch its signal if is detects interference.
13Setting up a D-Link WBR2310 Router - Security Setup Select “Enable WEP Wireless Security” from the Security Mode menu. This protects your network by only allowing those with a password to access it.In the “WEP Key” textbox, type a 10 digit hexadecimal password. Hexadecimal contains digits from 0 to 9 and A to F.At the top of the screen, click save settings.
14Setting up a D-Link WBR2310 Router - Getting on to the Internet Disconnect the Ethernet cord from your computer.At the top right of the computer screen, select the AirPort Icon, click Turn AirPort On and then click on your network, as shown in the next figure.
15Setting up a D-Link WBR2310 Router - Selecting the wireless network
16Setting up a D-Link WBR2310 Router - Getting on to the Internet In the window that appears, select “WEP Password” from the security menu.Type in your hexadecimal password in the password textbox.
17Setting up a D-Link WBR2310 Router - Finishing up
18Setting up a D-Link WBR2310 Router - Finished You are now finished setting up the router, you may access the internet as you normally would, but now wirelessly.QUESTIONS?