Having wireless networking capability in the home is quickly becoming the new norm, and it’s easy to see why. As we say goodbye to dial-up, cords and slow connections, we say hello to speed and simplicity.
A home network consists of multiple devices – computers, cell phones, TVs, printers, gaming systems, etc. – that all connect to the Internet and simultaneously to each other.
When set up properly, a wireless network should simplify the technology in your home and enhance how you use it. When set up improperly, you could be stuck with confusion, no connection and a whole lot of useless gadgets. Here’s a rundown of the process:
- Set up your wireless router. This acts as the bridge between your network (all your devices) and the Internet. It’s also how your various devices connect with each other. Part of setting up your router includes configuring your broadband (aka Internet) access.
- Connect to your router with a personal computer for the initial set up. You’ll use the IP address, username and password that came with the router.
- Configure your network and security. This includes choosing a new network name, password, etc.
- Start connecting! Now that your router is up and running with one computer, you can connect everything else. Maybe it’s a second computer, a gaming system, a tablet.
Obviously these steps are the most basic process, just meant to give you an overview of the process. And we get it, not everyone is confident (or has any interest) in their tech skills. That’s where we come in.
The experts at Century Stereo have set up countless wireless networking systems for both residential and commercial locations. If you’re worried about installation and setup, we’ve got you covered. Visit our showroom and we’ll walk you through the options.