Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Setting Up Your Own Wi-Fi Network At Home

Having Wi-Fi at home is no longer considered a luxury for many people in this information age. Computer users want to get connected to the internet for a variety of reasons. Some get online for simple things like sending and receiving emails, chatting with friends, or checking their social media accounts to more complex tasks like building a website or creating online applications.

This is why in many modern homes, it's no big surprise to find a Wi-Fi network. This makes it possible for everyone at home to be connected to the World Wide Web. If you don't have a Wi-Fi network in your house, setting one up is not really rocket science. Follow these simple tips and you'll have your own home Wi-Fi network in no time:

Get a router - A router is that device that forwards data packets between computer networks. Today's devices are quite easy to install and use, so it should be easy for you to set up your router. The first step is to plug your modem into your router. You will then connect any computer that you want to be connected to it via a wire or wirelessly. If you don't want users next to or near your home to access your network, be sure to create a password for the system.

Set up your devices - The next step is to set up your computer devices so they can be hooked up with your router. For wireless computers like tablets and desktops, you'll simply turn on their Wi-Fi. If it's a wired device, you can follow the configuration settings that are in your router's manual on how to connect your wired PC to the router.

Test your connection - Once you've hooked up all your devices to the router, the next thing for you to do is to test the connection of each device. All your devices should be now be connected to the network. You can opt to allot certain bandwidth limits for each connected device as a way of regulating it. Additionally, if the connection's not too good for some of your wireless devices at home, you can choose a frequency to broadcast the signal. Make sure, too, that the router is not near certain appliances as they may cause signal interference.

As you can see, setting up a Wi-Fi network can be as easy as pie. As long as you follow the setup instructions properly, you'll be on your way to having your own Wi-Fi network at home so everyone can conveniently browse the web.

If you want to increase your Wi-Fi speeds at home, there are simple ways by which you can do that. You can visit this resource to get tips in manually increasing your internet speeds.

By Dave E Carter

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