How to connect Wi-Fi on a laptop?
Connecting the device (including a laptop) to the network is possible through a central router, and it is already connected to the world wide web. Connecting a laptop to Wi-Fi Internet is possible only in certain places - access points, the range of which is usually about 100 meters.
Such a connection for the user is obtained wirelessly. Typically, to install access points choose crowded places, airports, hotels, cafes, hotels.
How to connect Wi-Fi on a laptop? What is needed for this?
Let's see what kind of laptop you have. If the laptop is made on Intel Centrino technology, then you are lucky, because all the settings for working with a Wi-Fi network have already been made. The laptop can automatically find all the nearest Wi-Fi points, and when it is in the Wi-Fi area, it asks for a password to connect.
If your laptop is based on a different technology, then you may have to purchase a Wi-Fi adapter in the form of a PCMCIA card. Usually, a utility is sold with the adapter to help you set and adjust the settings.
Check the performance is better in the zone of access signal Wi-Fi.The adapter status icon will appear at the bottom of the screen. If it is red, then there are no connections and you need to check the quality and level of the signal. Double click to get into the properties of the connection. To do this, in the “Wireless network status”, select the “Status” line and click “Scan” to manually search the network. When the network is found, you can look at the signal level and find the place where the signal is the strongest.
First you need to prepare a laptop for connecting to a wireless network. For the Windows XP operating system, the setup is very simple: go to “Network property”, select “Obtain an IP address automatically” and “Obtain DNS server address automatically”. The rest of the system will finish itself. But Windows 2000 and below does not have automatic configuration, so you will need to use additional software. Now all the necessary programs are sold with a wireless adapter. When using a corporate network, the laptop has a fixed IP address, and when connecting to the Internet via an access point, it is necessary to allow dynamic assignment of an IP address.
Wi-Fi connection instructions
To connect a Wi-Fi router to a laptop, you need to choose the right equipment. Not all Wi-Fi routers will work with a wireless adapter or laptop.
Now we study the parameters of the laptop. You need to determine the types of radio signals and data encryption that the wireless adapter works with. After that we go to the store and buy a Wi-Fi router with the same characteristics. It is important to clarify the range of the signal.
We connect the cable to the Internet to the router. The device has a special WAN Internet port for this. We connect the router with a laptop using a network cable. For this purpose, a LAN Ethernet port is used.
Open the settings of the router. To do this, open the browser and enter the IP address of the device in the address bar.
Find the menu "Network Settings" and open it. For the technical support staff of your provider, we specify the parameters that will be required to create a connection to the server. All settings are saved.
Go to the menu "Wireless Settings". It is configured the same for all providers. Think up and write down the name of the access point. Create a password for it.It is important to pay attention to the “Radio Signal Type” and “Security Type” lines. You need to select the parameters with which your laptop can work.
Now we save all the settings. Reboot the Wi-Fi router. Check if the indicators of the wireless access point and network connection are on. Now disconnect the laptop from the device and connect to your Wi-Fi network.
You have learned how to connect Wi-Fi through a laptop, and you can use a wireless connection.