Wireless home networking

Discussion in 'General Advice' started by Vishal P. Rao, Mar 20, 2006.

  1. Vishal P. Rao

    Vishal P. Rao Administrator Staff Member

    Has anyone here set up a wireless home network? What are the equipments needed to set up one?
     
  2. bigpip

    bigpip New Member

    a wireless modem, and a wireless card. if your modem isn't wireless, get a wireless router.
     
  3. Vishal P. Rao

    Vishal P. Rao Administrator Staff Member

    Thank you bigpip! I have a wireless card in-built in my laptop. My modem isn't wireless and is a usb one. So I think I need either a wireless modem or modem and wireless router. I think second option would be desirable as I can connect additional pcs to the Net through the wireless router.

    I would suggest this excellent video on linksys.com on wireless home networking.
     
  4. bigpip

    bigpip New Member

    Quoting: Vishal P. RaoThank you bigpip! I have a wireless card in-built in my laptop. My modem isn't wireless and is a usb one. So I think I need either a wireless modem or modem and wireless router. I think second option would be desirable as I can connect additional pcs to the Net through the wireless router.

    No prob...although, let me tell you that you don't need the router to connect additional PCs. I just have a wireless DSL modem, and I can connect to it from all the PCs in my house. No router needed. I'm not exactly sure what benefit a router would provide you that a wireless modem wouldn't...as long as it is a quality modem with WEP security, you should be fine,
     
  5. Vishal P. Rao

    Vishal P. Rao Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks for the tip! Practical knowledge always beats theoritical knowledge.
     
  6. cherie27

    cherie27 New Member

    If you are using from home, no need to get a router. Like bigpip said, a wireless modem is enough to connect to a few pcs at home.
     
  7. tygersclaw

    tygersclaw New Member

    I have a home network that can compete with some business networks. I use Linksys for my Wireless and Hardwired connections and off that we have 1 desktop on 2nd floor on wireless, 3 laptops on wireless, 4 desktops on hardwire connection (one of which streams to my internet radio station) and all this took me maybe 1.5 hours to set-up, secure and such.

    When setting up your wireless network, please remember to CHANGE THE ADMIN PASSWORD. Sorry to shout but you have NO idea how many Wireless modems are setup and the main Admin password is not changed.

    For one company...yes company...I happened across, the Admin had not been changed so I did it, then went in and as well blocked access to numerous popular websites including their own.

    After a hour or so, I went in, spoke to the office manager (who thought he was a geek as he set up the network) and showed him what I did. He hired me on a contract to maintain their network and now it is secure and safe for them to use internally and online too.
     
  8. Newbie Shield

    Newbie Shield Gold Member

    Cherie and TygersClaw,

    This thread was started in 2006.

    Hopefully by now, Vishal has his wireless network up. ;)

    You might check the thread dates before you post.

    ~Newbie Shield~
     
  9. Vishal P. Rao

    Vishal P. Rao Administrator Staff Member

    Newbie Shield: Hopefully by now, Vishal has his wireless network up. [​IMG]
    Not yet! As I'm the only one using a PC in my home, I really never felt the need to set up one. And I like sitting in one dedicated place rather than moving around in my house, unless you have a mansion of course [​IMG]
     

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