What are the right equipments for Wireless Network?
Before you can set up your wireless network, you’ll need the following items:
Broadband Internet Connection and Modem
A broadband Internet connection is a high-speed Internet connection—in contrast to a dial-up connection, which is slower and not powerful enough to support a wireless network. Digital Subsriber Line (DSL) and cable are two of the most common broadband connections.
You can get a broadband connection by contacting an Internet Service Provider (ISP). Typically, ISPs that provide DSL are telephone companies and ISPs that provide cable are cable TV companies. ISPs often offer broadband modems and might even install it for you. Some ISPs also offer combination modem/wireless routers. You can also find these at computer or electronics stores.
A route sends information between your network and the Internet. With a wireless router, you can connect computers to your network using radio signals instead of wires. There are a few different types of wireless network technologies, including 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g. We recommend using a router that supports 802.11g because it is fast and provides a strong wireless signal.
Wireless Network Adapters
A network adapter is a device that connects your computer to a 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 already installed. To check if your computer has a wireless network adapter, follow these steps:
- Open Devic Manager. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
- Double-click Network adapters.
- Look for a network adapter that includes “wireless” in the name.
Device Manager showing a wireless network adapter
If your computer needs a wireless network adapter, you can purchase one from a computer or electronics store and install it yourself. The universal Serial Bus (USB) types are a nice choice because they are small, easy to install, and they can be moved around to different computers. Make sure you get the same type of adapters as your wireless router. The type of adapter is usually marked on the package, typically with a letter, such as G or A.