Please help with setting up a wireless connection.

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BigTex

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Could someone please help with a step-by-step process on how to setup and secure my wireless connection. I bought my wife the Toshiba Satellite 725 and I would like to setup a wirless connection but I've never done this before so it's foreign to me.

My laptop:

Toshiba Satellite 725
XP Home
Network Support: Ethernet (10/100 Mbps)
Wireless Protocol: 802.11b, 802.11g

My router:
Netgear WGR614 - Wireless Cable/DSL Router - 54Mbps
http://www.buy.com/prod/Netgear_Wir...r_WGR614NA/q/loc/10996/10342463.html#creviews

Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
 
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Big Tex,

I was just browsing around at Netgear to have a look at your router. It comes with something callled "Smart WiZard" that should walk you through everything. It even detects your ISP setting, etc.

If you run into any problems in the process there are lots of folks ready to step in and give you a hand.

Good luck with the setup.
 
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For the wireless on the laptop...I would recommend installing SP2 through Windows update if it isn't already.
 

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DBClark said:
For the wireless on the laptop...I would recommend installing SP2 through Windows update if it isn't already.
Hello DBClark,
Yes the Windows is updated with the latest SP. It's good to know and I'm relieved that it comes with the "Smart WiZard". What about security? Will I have to do any encrypting?

Thanks again for your help

Tex
 

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P.S.

I notice the Certs in your sig.........impressive. I've been wanting to get a N+ cert but not sure where to start.

TA
 
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Tex, I believe the same wizard will walk you through that as well. WPA security is the preferred encryption on wireless networks...with WEP being the second best. Encryption in general creates overhead with network tranmissions...including speed and distance of your wireless signal. Neither of which should matter unless you need to be transferring large amounts of data. But, better safe than sorry!

The certs are nice to have Tex. Don't know what you do for a living...but learning is always a plus.

I was forced into a career change and loved working with computers prior to the change. Now I'll just need to find someone to take me in without having a whole lot of experience with a bachelor's degree on top of it!
 
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