How to Connect Windows® 7 to a Wireless Network
Get to know more about connecting Windows 7 to a Wireless Network.
Wireless network is a type of network used to connect the system in a network. The difference from the wired network is the absence of wires. Here you don’t need any wired connection to set up the connection. Wireless network connections are quite easy to set up and could offer you a lot more mobility in your home environment. Before you set up the connection in the home, you need to accept a proper network connection from any of the local network providers. The cable service provider can establish a connection by configuring a high speed cable to your home. The minimum requirements to set up a wireless network connection include the system, router, enough memory in the system, processor speed and the operating system specification. If the system satisfies these all requirements, then you could start to establish a wireless network connection.
Following are the different steps to set up a wireless network:
- Select the wireless device
- Connect the device
Select the wireless device
The initial step is to make sure that you have the equipment that you need for connection. You could select ay of the wireless technologies from 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g. It is recommended that 802.11g, because it offers excellent performance and is compatible with almost everything. The router converts the signals coming across the Internet connection into a wireless broadcast, sort of like a cordless phone base station. This is necessary to get the access point. Network adapters wirelessly connect the system to your wireless router. This is also necessary.
Connect the device
After selecting all the necessary devices in your system, you need to connect that device I to the system. For this you have to set up proper physical settings. This includes the modem connection, router and all those important network devices. If you currently have the system connected directly to your modem, then you need to unplug the network cable from the back of your system, and plug it into the port labeled Internet, WAN, or WLAN on the back of your router.
By the network cable available with the network device, you need to connect the system to the network. After ensure proper connection, you have to type the address in the address of your system to configure the router. You might be asked to enter password. The address and password you use will vary depending on what type of router you have, so refer to the instructions included with your router.