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WIFI; making a wireless connection
WIFI; making a wireless connection
WIFI; making a wireless connection
WIFI; making a wireless connection
WIFI; making a wireless connection
WIFI; making a wireless connection
WIFI; making a wireless connection
WIFI; making a wireless connection
WIFI; making a wireless connection
WIFI; making a wireless connection
WIFI; making a wireless connection
WIFI; making a wireless connection
WIFI; making a wireless connection
WIFI; making a wireless connection
WIFI; making a wireless connection
WIFI; making a wireless connection
WIFI; making a wireless connection
WIFI; making a wireless connection
WIFI; making a wireless connection
WIFI; making a wireless connection
WIFI; making a wireless connection
WIFI; making a wireless connection
WIFI; making a wireless connection
WIFI; making a wireless connection
WIFI; making a wireless connection
WIFI; making a wireless connection
WIFI; making a wireless connection
WIFI; making a wireless connection
WIFI; making a wireless connection
WIFI; making a wireless connection
WIFI; making a wireless connection
WIFI; making a wireless connection
WIFI; making a wireless connection
WIFI; making a wireless connection
WIFI; making a wireless connection
WIFI; making a wireless connection
WIFI; making a wireless connection
WIFI; making a wireless connection
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WIFI; making a wireless connection

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  • 1. Wireless Making a Connection
  • 2. Introduction <ul><li>Devices using Internet/Local Area Network (LAN) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computers, and Personal Digital Assistants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Video Recorders = TIVO & Replay </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Game Consoles </li></ul></ul>
  • 3. How we use the devices <ul><li>Email & Web browsing Business </li></ul><ul><li>File Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Streaming music and video Learn </li></ul><ul><li>Ordering Pizza Play </li></ul>
  • 4. Why not wired? <ul><li>Wired connections (10-Base T) are great if ! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Installation can be costly $40-$120 per outlet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jacks and cables are ugly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You are tied down to the jack </li></ul></ul>
  • 5. Advantages of Wireless LAN (WLAN) <ul><li>Freedom of movement </li></ul><ul><li>Can cost less </li></ul><ul><li>Installation time reduced </li></ul>
  • 6. 802.11 WLAN Protocols a / b / g <ul><li>Protocol is states how the device communicate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manufactures device can talk to each other </li></ul></ul><ul><li>802.11a uses diff. frequency from 802.11b/g </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Used when interference is an issue </li></ul></ul><ul><li>802.11b is slower then 802.11g </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>11MBs 54MBs </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 7. What adapter to use? 802.11 a / b / g <ul><li>802.11g adapters are the best bang for the buck </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most also 802.11b compatible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Less expensive then 802.11a </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Great for transferring large files or streaming video </li></ul></ul><ul><li>802.11b Most compatible and very cheap </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Great when you only need to surf and check email </li></ul></ul><ul><li>802.11a </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use when area is saturated with other wireless networks or you have unexplained low throughput on all channels (interference from other wireless devices) </li></ul></ul>
  • 8. <ul><li>Minimum Requirement $0-$70 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wireless LAN adapter or device with pre-existing WLAN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Permission to access existing network like SIU </li></ul></ul>Equipment Costs
  • 9. Equipment Costs <ul><li>Max Requirement (New Broadband) $120-$300 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Router w/switch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>802.11 Access Point </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wireless adapters </li></ul></ul>
  • 10. All-in-One Cable Solution Service through your cable television company
  • 11. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)All-in-1 Service through your Telephone company <ul><li>D-Link DSL-G604T DSL modem </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- 54 MBps = 802.11g </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- 100 BASE TX = 10BaseT/RJ45 wired </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11g = wireless </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- VPN, NAT, Firewall Protection, SPI Firewall, WEP: 128 = Protection methods between your computers and the internet </li></ul></ul>
  • 12. PCMCIA Adapters <ul><li>Laptops w/o USB 2.0 ports </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Or port is being used for mouse </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Some may have port for external antenna </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can extended range for special circumstances </li></ul></ul>
  • 13. USB Adapters <ul><li>Simple to install </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to remove and go when traveling </li></ul><ul><li>Powered by the host computer </li></ul>
  • 14. Gaming Adapters <ul><li>You have to program it prior to use in some cases </li></ul><ul><li>Can be used on any system that has a Network Interface Card (NIC) installed </li></ul><ul><li>Needs external 110VAC power source </li></ul>
  • 15. PCI Cards <ul><li>For Desktops computers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No available USB 2.0 ports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Normally have better antenna = better range/speed </li></ul></ul>
  • 16. Installation of a All-in-One Cable Modem/Router/Switch/Access Point <ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>Needs to be close to cable TV outlet </li></ul><ul><li>Best in room with the most computers </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Run RJ-45 LAN cable to the close machines </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Leave the wireless connections for less used or distant devices </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 17. Installation of a All-in-One <ul><li>Needs accessories </li></ul><ul><ul><li>75ohm coax jumper from wall to modem </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Splitter if you want to use the connection for T.V. (This can reduce the signal quality) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LAN cables for each machine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each machine should have a LAN port </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manuals for the devices to be configured!!!! </li></ul></ul>
  • 18. Configure first machine communicate with All-in-One <ul><li>Go to Control Panel and open Network Connections </li></ul><ul><li>Dbl click Local Area Connection </li></ul>
  • 19. Configure first machine communicate with All-in-One 1 2 3
  • 20. Configure first machine communicate with All-in-One Set both to obtain automatically then click OK
  • 21. Configure first machine communicate with All-in-One <ul><li>Open web browser and type the following address: 192.168.0.1 </li></ul><ul><li>Supply the default password to your router </li></ul>
  • 22. All-in-one first screen
  • 23. Calling the Cable Company <ul><li>$29 w/ automatic checking withdrawal & year </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Charter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provide them information off the box or unit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They register the cable modem to work on their system </li></ul></ul>
  • 24. Installation of a All-in-One <ul><li>Change the password for your router </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tape it to the bottom if you think you’ll forget </li></ul></ul>
  • 25. Installation of a All-in-One Provider may have you make some changes; Charter won’t Save
  • 26. Installing the Wireless Adapter <ul><li>Follow the instruction for adapter </li></ul><ul><li>You will need a driver for your adapter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Download the latest driver from the manufacture for best performance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The following is for the Netgear WG111 adapter </li></ul>
  • 27. Installing the Wireless Adapter <ul><li>Install the adapter </li></ul><ul><li>Insert Driver CD and run Setup </li></ul>
  • 28. Installing the Wireless Adapter <ul><li>Follow the software prompts carefully </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some software will walk you through the complete process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Others just install a driver and let you do the rest </li></ul></ul>
  • 29. Installing the Wireless Adapter <ul><li>$29 w/ automatic checking withdrawal & year </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Charter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provide them information off the box or unit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They register the cable modem to work on their system </li></ul></ul>
  • 30. Installing the Wireless Adapter <ul><li>Scan, select your network, then click connect </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The strongest signal should be you </li></ul></ul>
  • 31. Installing the Wireless Adapter <ul><li>If your adapter software left you on your own </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Control Panel  Network Connections  Wireless network </li></ul></ul>
  • 32. Installing the Wireless Adapter <ul><li>Click refresh list, choose your network, connect </li></ul>1 2 3
  • 33. Share a little <ul><li>Your LAN/Internet should be active at this point </li></ul><ul><li>You have to enable File and Printer sharing to access files or printers on other machines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>File Explorer  Right Click directory or printer  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This will cause vulnerabilities so be careful of what you give access to </li></ul></ul>
  • 34. Share a little <ul><li>Select share Allow to change files?? </li></ul>1 2 3
  • 35. Security <ul><li>Very important </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Encrypt your connection so people can’t spy on you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not easily anyway </li></ul></ul></ul>1
  • 36. Security <ul><li>Wireless Encryption Protocol (WEP) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use 128bit to make it as hard as possible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use a pass phrase that can’t be easily guessed or create one using random characters </li></ul></ul>
  • 37. Security <ul><li>Wireless Encryption Protocol (WEP) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>128 key uses 26 characters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each device must use the same key </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Change the key on occasion </li></ul></ul>
  • 38. Security 1 2 3 4 5
  • 39. Done <ul><li>Choose and buy equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Choose central location to install for best coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Share it and Secure it </li></ul><ul><li>Need more help; Google for your specific equipment it </li></ul>
  • 40. For Additional information or slides <ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless LAN Shopping references: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brick and Mortar stores = All in Fairview Heights within 1/3 mile from the mall Best Buy, Circuit City, Computer Resonance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online = www.newegg.com , www.buy.com , www.dell.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Finding good deal on technology: www.bensbargains.net , www.techbargains.com </li></ul>

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