Setting Up A Wireless Network

Your Guide To Setting Up A Wireless Network

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setting up a wireless network

Guide To WiFi Wizardry

Is setting up a wireless network turning out to be more difficult than you thought? Is adding new devices to your existing wireless network becoming confusing and frustrating? Do you want to make sure your wireless network is secure but don't know how? You'll be amazed at how easy it is once you understand how wireless networking actually works.

There are tons of little videos on the Internet about logging on to a wireless router and doing some basic configurations. That's nice, but there's much more to it than that. What about gaming, printing, network storage and all the other cool things you can do with a wireless network? Here you'll find over 50 video tutorials covering everything from the basics of wireless networking to using the advanced features of your wireless router. 

This site assumes you already have a wireless router. If you don't you'll find info on getting the best wireless router deals and the best router for gaming on my other sites. You'll also find selections of other wireless networking gear on the "Wireless Wish List" pages on this site.

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The Purpose Of This Site

My goal is to help you through the confusing maze of wireless home networking technology. I do this with easy to follow demonstrations and explanations of how wireless networking actually works. Once you understand the basics of setting up a wireless network you'll not only be able to set up any wireless router but any networking device on the market such as:

  • Printers and Print Servers
  • Game Consoles and Game Adapters
  • IP Cameras
  • Media Servers and Media Extenders
  • iPods and iPads
  • Internet Ready TVs

Once you know exactly what you're doing you can stop relying on EZ Setup CDs and the other "convenience features" that don't always work. You'll be able to take advantage of everything wireless home networking has to offer and set up your own "Ultimate Wireless Home Network."

How To Follow The Videos

The best way to go through the videos is with menu bar on top or the list below. Follow the menu bar from left to right and top to bottom. The site follows a light organizational structure to go from the basics to more advanced topics. That doesn't mean you can't bounce around from place to place as you please. Just so you understand that if you're confused about anything in later sections it's probably explained in earlier ones. 🙂

To gain a good understanding of wireless networking as quickly as possible check out my new series on setting up a secure wireless network. It covers setting up security on your wireless router, connecting a Windows XP, Windows Vista and a Windows 7 system in 4 short videos.

For best video quality you can change the video resolution settings from 360p to 480p. This changes the video quality to High Def and makes a big difference. It doesn't work unless you do it after the video starts. Other than that the course is pretty self explanatory. 

Enjoy!

J Richard Jones

Wireless Networking Basics

What All Those Acronyms Mean
Wireless Networking Security
Wireless Interference

Networking Hardware

Networking HW - Intro
Wireless Router
Modem
Wireless Adapters
Cables
Print Servers

Top Ten Networking Terms You Need To Know

Terms - Intro
IP Addresses
Networks And Subnets
MAC Addresses
Packets
Protocols
DHCP
Gateway
DNS
Firewall
DMZ

Router Setup

Wireless Router Setup - Intro
Cables
Logging On The Your Router
Syncing Up With The Modem
The Web Interface
LAN and WAN Settings
MAC Address Cloning
Connection Status
Admin Password
Wireless Security - Intro
Wireless Security
MAC Address Filtering

Connecting Computers and Devices

Connecting Computers To Your Network
Adding XP Computers
Adding Vista Computers
Introducing WPS
WPS Demo
Combining WPS With WPN
Disadvantages Of WPS
New WPS Features In Windows 7

Advanced Setup

Advanced Router Settings - Intro
Using DHCP To Get Print Servers To Work
Using Port Forwarding To Help Games To Work
Internet Access For Your XBox360 and Media Server
Virtual Server Settings And The Playstation Network
Virtual Private Networking
Using Dynamic DNS To Set Up Your IP Camera
QOS To Help Game And Video Performance
Using The DMZ When Ports Are A Pain
Universal Plug And Play
Parental Controls

Wireless Wish Lists - Gear I Recommend

Routers, USB Adapters and Antennas
Printers and Print Servers
Game Consoles and Game Adapters
Media Servers and Modems
IP Cameras and Digital Frames

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