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setting up wireless

Discussion in 'Networking' started by AlMujtahid, Aug 4, 2006.

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  1. AlMujtahid

    AlMujtahid Thread Starter

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    I am helping a friend with her wireless setup at home. They used to have DSL with SBC. The wireless router was running through the DSL modem. Now they have Comcast High Speed internet. The wireless router will be running thorugh the cable modem. The internet and router are setup up through a desktop. She uses her PC at home as well and it has a wireless card. Is there anything "special" that needs to be done to setup the wireless so it works?
     
  2. TerryNet

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    The router will probably need no change. Certainly the wireless will be the same as before. Which, in my opinion, means a unique SSID and WPA-PSK encryption with a passphrase of 20+ letters and numbers (and special chars. if desired).

    If they moved, there is one possible change needed--to avoid conflicts in their new location they may need to use a different channel.
     
  3. AlMujtahid

    AlMujtahid Thread Starter

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    In terms of the wires, do I connect the modedm directly to the wireless router with an ethernet cord and then from the wireless router to the PC with an ethernet cord?
     
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    Yep. You may have to configure the WAN section of the router to change it from PPPoE to dynamic IP configuration for the cable account. The wireless configuration shouldn't have to change.
     
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