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How To Set Up A Wireless
Network Using A D-Link Wireless
Router
By: Michael Weber
What is a wireless network
 A wireless network is a computer network that
allows computers and other electronic devices to
communicate with each other and the internet
without physically being connected to each other.
This usually accomplished using radio waves
 A router is the central device in a wireless
network, acting as the facilitator of communication
between computers and the internet.
Reasons to have a wireless network
 If you have multiple computers, it allows for
all of them to access the internet without
having wires all over the place
 If you have a laptop, you can get full use of
its portability
 Allows computers to share files with each
other
Reasons not to have network
 If you only have one desktop computer that
is close to your access point.
 Wireless networks can be insecure and
some jobs do not allow employees to
maintain a wireless network at home.
Required materials to set up a
wireless network
 Wireless Router - Linksys, D-Link, NetGear
 Computer with Ethernet port and wireless
card
 Access to Internet
 Two Ethernet cords
The D-Link WBR2300 Router
Setting up a D-Link WBR2310
Router - Physical Setup
1. Find a convenient location for the router.
This should be somewhere close to your
modem or other source of internet.
2. Plug router into power outlet with provided
power cord.
Setting up a D-Link WBR2310
Router - Physical Setup
3. Take one of the Ethernet cords and run
that from your cable modem or source of
internet to the WAN port on the back of the
router.
4. Take the other Ethernet cord and run that
from your computer to one of the LAN
ports on the back of the router. These
ports are shown in the next figure
Setting up a D-Link WBR2310
Router - Location of ports
Setting up a D-Link WBR2310
Router - Software Setup
5. Open up a web browser on the computer
6. Type the router’s IP address into address
bar. The IP address can be found with the
router’s documentation and usually starts
with 192.168
7. Type in the username and password when
prompted. This again can be found in the
documentation.
Setting up a D-Link WBR2310
Router - Software Setup Screen
Setting up a D-Link WBR2310
Router - Router Settings
8. Click the checkbox “Enable Wireless”
9. Choose a name for your network. Type
this in the “Wireless Network Name” check
box
10. Click the checkbox “Enable Auto Channel
Scan.” This will allow the router to switch
its signal if is detects interference.
Setting up a D-Link WBR2310
Router - Security Setup
11. Select “Enable WEP Wireless Security” from the
Security Mode menu. This protects your network
by only allowing those with a password to access
it.
12. In the “WEP Key” textbox, type a 10 digit
hexadecimal password. Hexadecimal contains
digits from 0 to 9 and A to F.
13. At the top of the screen, click save settings.
Setting up a D-Link WBR2310
Router - Getting on to the Internet
14. Disconnect the Ethernet cord from your
computer.
15. At the top right of the computer screen,
select the AirPort Icon, click Turn AirPort
On and then click on your network, as
shown in the next figure.
Setting up a D-Link WBR2310 Router Selecting the wireless network
Setting up a D-Link WBR2310
Router - Getting on to the Internet
16. In the window that appears, select “WEP
Password” from the security menu.
17. Type in your hexadecimal password in the
password textbox.
Setting up a D-Link WBR2310
Router - Finishing up
Setting up a D-Link WBR2310
Router - Finished
 You are now finished setting up the router,
you may access the internet as you
normally would, but now wirelessly.
QUESTIONS?

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