Setting up a wireless network at home involves first getting a wireless router and installing the included software on the computer. Construct a wireless computer network with tips from a computer specialist in this free video on computer networking.
Hi I'm Jason Macgenious today we are going to talk about setting up a wireless network. The first thing you need to do is to choose a wireless router. This is your basic wireless router and you can see it's got antennas. Usually routers that have two antennas offer quicker more responsive download times. And you can see in the back this is where our Ethernet cable from our modem, cable modem or DSL modem goes into. Then we can hook up to four computers or printers or anything to this. Anything you have hooked into here is going to be accessible by your computer. And the nice thing about routers are that the internet address that you have assigned from your cable modem, actually is different in your router so that the router acts as almost a firewall between your computer and the interent. It's kind of a buffer. Which is actually a good thing as well. Because each one of these ports when you connect to it, will create its own IP address. When you get a router you are going to have software that comes with it that will walk you through the installation steps to setup your wireless network. So what we are going to do is, in this we already have an Airport wireless or not an Airport, we already have a wireless network setup so I'm going to go into the hard drive just to show you where the, where to get the Airport utility. And this will automatically launch when you install the base station software. We are going to go to applications we are going to go to utilities. Airport utility, and we would see in these panels off to the side here the base station showing up. So basically when you buy your router it's going to have software that you are going to install in your computer that's going to walk you through the setup process. If you buy an Apple Airport base station it's going to launch the Airport utility which also walks you through the Airport setup. Giving you access to your wireless, new wireless internet. That's pretty much it. I'm Jason thanks for watching.