What are the Right Equipments for Wireless Network?
Before setting up your wireless network, you will need the following items:
Broadband Internet Connection and Modem
A broadband internet connection is a high-speed Internet connection-unlike dial-up connection, which is slow and not powerful enough to support the wireless network. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) and Cable are the two most common broadband connections.
You can get a broadband connection by contacting an internet service provider (ISP). Generally, ISPs which provide DSL are telephone companies and cable providers are ISP cable TV companies, ISPs often provide broadband modems and can even install it for you. Some ISPs also provide combination modem / wireless router, you can find them on computer or electronics stores too.
One route sends information between your network and the Internet. With the wireless router, you can connect computers to your network using radio signals instead of wires. There are some different types of wireless network technologies, including 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g. We recommend using a router which supports 802.11g because it is fast and provides a strong wireless signal.
Wireless Network Adapter
A network adapter is a device that connects your computer to the network. To connect your laptop or desktop computer to your wireless network, the computer must have a wireless network adapter.
Most laptops-and many desktop computers-come with a wireless network adapter that are already installed. To check if your computer has a wireless network adapter, follow these steps:
Open Device Manager – If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
Double-click on the network adapter.
Locate the network adapter in which the name includes “wireless”.
Device Manager is showing a wireless network adapter
If your computer requires a wireless network adapter, you can buy one from a computer or electronics store and install it yourself. The universal serial bus (USB) type is a good choice because they are small, easy to install, and can be transferred to different computers. Make sure you get the same type of adapter as your wireless router The type of adapter is usually marked on the package, usually with a letter, such as G or A.