Setting Up Wireless Routers and Access Points in Apartment

Posted on 2004-11-05
Last Modified: 2013-12-14

I just moved and took along my router along with my pc's.  I also have a laptop with a wireless card and I want to set up a wireless network in my apartment to allow connectivity to the internet from anywhere in the apartment.  What are the steps I need to do that?  Is there any more equipment that I need?  I already have cable TV paid for by the landlord so I am now just looking to get my internet going.  I would really love to stay away from all the wires and cables and go wireless.  I need a specific ISP to do that right?

Thank you very much for your time.

Question by:phanppd
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    Hi phanppd,
    Is the router a wireless router?
    If it is then you have all that you need. If not then you just need a wireless access point.

    It should work almost straight out of hte box apart from configuring any settings on the router in order to access the internet. You should however define WEP keys on the wireless device and preferably also only permit particular machines from accessing in order to stop others from being able to use your wireless connection without permission.
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    You'll want a broadband ISP (maybe your cable provider offers Internet service): cable or DSL most likely.  You will have a modem from your provider that will need to be plugged into a wireless router (usually one or more antenna on it is a good sign it's wireless capable).

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