What equipment do I need to setup wireless Internet?
To establish WiFi in your home, all you need is either a modem connected to a wireless router, or a wireless gateway, which is a modem and wireless router in one unit (see What is a Wireless Gateway? for more information).
Can you get wireless Internet with just a router?
Unless your router has a built-in modem, you can not connect to the internet with just a router. To access the internet you need the services of an ISP (Internet Service Provider), such as Comcast, AT, Verizon, etc. Your ISP is responsible for setting up your internet connection and providing you with an I.P address.
Do you need a phone line for wireless Internet?
You don’t have to use a phone line in order to get internet. In fact, other types of internet are becoming more and more popular, as most homes can access cheap internet service without a phone line. For instance, with satellite, DSL, cable, and wireless (4G), it is possible to get cheap internet service.
How can I get WiFi without a phone line?
You can purchase a mobile internet dongle from a number of UK networks. Once a SIM card is inserted it operates like a mobile broadband router. Then just connect your various devices to the dongle Wi-Fi and you can access the internet without the need for a landline.
How do I set up a wireless internet connection?
To set up a Wi-Fi network, connect your Internet modem to a wireless router with an Ethernet cable, and set up a network name and security key. You need an existing Internet connection with a modem connected to your main computer and a wireless router. Connect the wireless router Place the router in a central location within your home.
How do I connect my laptop to a wireless internet?
To connect your laptop to the Internet via Wi-Fi, first check whether the laptop has a built-in wireless network adapter. If it doesn’t, attach an external adapter, install the appropriate driver, and then restart the laptop. Ensuring you’re in the range of a working wireless network,…
What do I need to set up a wireless network?
Some of the basic devices that you will require for setting up a wireless network and sharing Internet connection on all computers connected include a broadband modem (cable or DSL), a wireless router, wireless LAN cards for all desktops/laptops and/or wireless network adapter(s) (nodes).
Can I set up my own wireless network?
If your computers have wireless LAN cards, you can set them up to communicate directly with the wireless router. If you do not have wireless LAN cards, you will require a wireless network adapter per computer. In such cases, the wireless router will communicate with the wireless network adapter(s), which in turn will be connected to each computer.