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How to set up your wireless network connection in Windows 10/8/7

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Wireless networks allow you to work independently, without the effort of connecting long cables that not only look bad in the house, but are also a safety hazard. Because wireless signals travel in all directions and travel fast, you can use a wireless network to work from your bedroom or front porch. This article explains how to set up a wireless network connection in Windows 10/8/7.

Inventory required to set up your wireless network connection

Since we are talking about a completely wireless network, we need the following elements to set up a wireless network connection:

  1. An operating system that supports wireless networks. Windows10 / 8/7 is a good operating system that allows you to create wireless networks without any problems.

  2. A fast internet connection: you can choose a DSL or a broadband cable. In most cases, the DSL cable or router (see point 3) is provided by the ISP, which also configures the Internet connection. Usually, the connection between the wall jack (in the case of DSL) and the hub (in the case of the cable) is connected to the router from where the wireless signals are responsible for communication.

  3. A wireless router: Because we need a wireless network, we will need a wireless router. Check if your ISP can offer you one. If not, you can get a wireless router from any computer market. Make sure you buy a reliable product for the best results. Routers are available in various technologies. I suggest 802.11g or 802.11n for better connectivity and good signals. Routers that use the above technologies are more compatible with network adapters from different companies. Make sure you buy a wireless router and not wireless access points. The latter is used to expand existing wired networks and does not serve the purpose of wireless routers.

  4. Wireless adapters: Most computers now come with built-in wireless adapters. They are usually located on the front of laptops and computers and have a switch that can be turned on and off to enable and disable network connectivity. If your computer does not have one, you can purchase wireless adapters from a computer store. I suggest you buy USB wireless adapters because they are quick and easy to install. You can also use them with different computers, as opposed to the card adapters that need to be installed on the motherboards. Also, when you buy wireless network adapters, make sure that they match the network technology of the router you are using on the network. That is, if you are using an 802.11n router, the network adapters should also be 802.11n. This ensures better connectivity.

To verify that your computer has wireless network adapters, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Control Panel

  2. Double click Network and sharing (available in Network and internet if you use Category view )

  3. In the left pane, click Manage network adapters

  4. If your computer has a wireless network adapter, it will show you a network icon that says Wireless network connection .

figure 1

Internet connection settings

Most ISPs set up an Internet connection when you get a new connection. If your ISP has not set up the Internet for you, follow these steps (assuming your modem includes a wireless router):

  1. Connect one end of the telephone cord to the supplied telephone jack on the back of the router

  2. .

  3. Connect the other end of the telephone cord to the wall jack for the telephone jack. If you are using a splitter, connect this end of the phone cord to the socket on the splitter that says DSL. You can then use another telephone cord to connect the splitter to the telephone wall jack

  4. .

  5. Connect the router to an electrical outlet.

  6. Start the main computer that you will use to configure administrator privileges.

  7. Open the Control Panel. If you are not in the icon view, switch to the icon view.

  8. Click on Center the network and share

  9. Under View active networks, click Create a new connection or network

  10. Double click Connect to the internet and follow in the wizard’s footsteps

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If your modem is other than a wireless router, you’ll need to connect the telephone cord – one end to the modem and the other end to a telephone jack or splitter. You can then connect the modem to a wireless router using a network cable. Then you can follow the steps 4-7 mentioned above. It should look a bit like the picture below.

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At this point, your main computer should be able to connect to the internet. If you do not connect to the Internet, the connections must be incorrect. Check the window Network and sharing from the Control Panel to see if Windows 7 can detect the wireless network (see Figure 1 above). If not, make sure the modem / router is connected and turned on properly.

Network protection

Assuming that the main computer can connect to the internet, we will continue and configure the network for additional security.

  1. Click the Network icon in the Windows system tray

  2. Click Open network and share

  3. Click Set up a new connection or network

  4. Double-click Set Up a New Network

  5. The wizard will guide you through a series of steps to set up your network

  6. If your router supports WPA2, the wizard will display it in the list under Security Level. Set the security type to AES. Enter a password in the security key and click Next

  7. Copy the security key to a safe place so that you can use it when setting up other computers on your network. You’ll also need it later when you want to make changes to your network

Configuring other computers on the network

  1. Click the Network icon in the Windows system tray

  2. Select your network (recognized by the name you provided in the previous wizard)

  3. Windows will ask for the password. Enter the password you saved in step 7 above.

Network sharing settings

You must enable sharing on all computers, including those with devices such as printers and scanners, before you can use them on any computer on the network. The following applies to every computer on the network

  1. Click the Network icon

  2. Click on Open the Network and Sharing Center

  3. Click Grouping and Sharing Options. An expert guides you through setting up file sharing and devices connected to your computer.

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Keep in mind that you can share files by copying them to the folder Public Windows 7. The file Public is available in the file C: Users .

This explains how to set up a wireless network connection in Windows 10/8/7. If you have problems, we will be happy to help you. All you have to do is write a note in the comments stating the issue and your version of Windows.

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