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Student Connect DUSD Video How to Install and Configure A Wireless Router for Home Networking

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I’m James Spears and this is Cheng Yang, and today we’re going to talk to you about how to set up a wireless router for home networking, for the setup you’re going to need a laptop wireless router and an ethernet cable.

First of all, you are going to need to plug in the power cord onto the router, next you are going to need to ethernet cable, that’s connected to your computer, plug in at the back of the wireless router, these ports can also be used to connect any wire devices that you want on the network.

Then connect the ethernet cable from the modem, that’s provided by your phone or internet company off to the blue port labeled Internet, next you are going to plug in the ethernet cable from the wireless router to the computer, now we’ve completed the physical cabling.

Now we need to configure the software on your router, first of all we’re going to open a web browser, and then in your address bar, you’re going to type in 192 dot 168 dot one dot one, this is the default IP address for all cisco routers out of the box.

You’re going to be prompted for a username and a password, leave the user name field blank and enter the password, this is the default password for cisco routers out of the box, this is going to drop you on your initial configuration screen.

The only thing that you should change here is to set your correct time zone, then click save settings, it’s extremely important that you click save settings on each page that you make changes, because your work will not be stored while moving in between pages.

Next we’re going to go to the wireless tab, the first thing that we’re going to change is your network name or SSID, your SSID is the unique identifier that you will use to select your network from a list of available wireless access points on any wireless device as you try to connect, so make sure that it’s something memorable underneath your SSID field.

There’s a field labeled radio band from most users, its defaults will be acceptable, however setting it to standard gives you channels 1 through 11 that you can select certain devices, such as cordless phones microwaves, and other appliances can cause radio frequency interference that can impact the performance of your network, not to mention the wireless networks that your neighbors might have set up.

If you’re experiencing issues, you can try going and changing to a different channel, even though there are 11 options available due to interference from channels overlapping, the channels that you should be using are 16 and 11, and remember to save your settings.

Next we’re going to look at wireless security with the prevalence of identity theft, it’s extremely important that you protect all of the personal information stored on your computer, the strongest type of wireless security currently for home networks is wpa2 personal, you’re going to need to type in a passphrase, make sure that this is something memorable.

As you’re going to have to enter it on any wireless device, you try to connect to your network, remember to save your settings, next we’re going to change the default password that you use to access your router, as the default password is widely known, it’s not very secure.

The first thing is going to be guessed by anybody attempting to gain access to your router without your permission, such as any other passwords that you use, make sure that it’s both random enough to be secure while also being something easy to remember, this is easier said than done.

Next we’re going to go down to remote management and enable it, this is going to allow you to access the administrative functions of your router by entering its IP address, in this case 192 168 dot one from any device connected to your network without having to be physically cable to the router.

Then scroll down and remember to save your settings, it’s going to ask you to log back in with your new password, and there you have it, at this point you have now successfully configured your router for home networking.

Next we need to connect your PC to connect to the network that we have configured, click on the network connections icon in the system tray, then select the SSID that we previously configured, you will be prompted for your wpa2 password, enter it in, and wait for the connection to establish, and there you have it, your router is not successfully configured for your home networking, I’m James Spears, and this is Cheng Yang, thank you for reading.

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