How To Connect Wi-Fi
Knowing how to connect Wi-Fi is essential for today's wireless Internet. If you have a home network then consider installing Wi-Fi technology, which will allow you to connect your device to the Internet wirelessly. In accordance with IEEE 802.11, the standard that regulates what we call Wi-Fi, most modern laptops come with Wi-Fi capability right out of the box.
You want to connect Wi-Fi with ease? Here's what you'll need:
- Specifically ask for Wi-Fi whenever you order your broadband Internet. Most providers will assume you simply want Internet connected through the wall, without wireless. If you tell your ISP to bring a Wi-Fi router, then the ordering process is already done for you (lucky).
- Use your Wi-Fi ready device. If your computer or other wireless device is not Wi-Fi ready, then an add-on (often called a wirless Ethernet connector) is required for connection. This add-on usually fits into your USB 2.0 jack.
- Give it time. Your router will take a few moments to both power up and connect to your Local Area Network (LAN). Many people will get frustrated or presume their Internet is not working; be patient.
- Connect! As you connect Wi-Fi to your device, remember to also secure your connection via either a WEP or WAP encoding. Select "properties" on your wireless Internet connection for more details.
See? It's not that difficult to connect Wi-Fi. Do things properly and your connection will be both stable and quick. Of course, Wi-Fi is not nearly as fast as a land-line, due to wrong or mixed signals sent through the air, but hopefully things can straighten themselves out with proper installation and professional help (if need be).