Chapter 7. Wireless Router Setup

The wireless router is really the brains, or at least the heart, of your home network. The wireless router provides a number of functions, including

• Enabling several computers to connect to your home network either through a wired Ethernet cable or a wireless signal

• Providing a gateway to your broadband Internet connection so that several computers can share it

• Enforcing security policies to protect your home network from unauthorized access

This chapter provides the steps necessary to set up your wireless router, starting with connecting the wireless router to your broadband service. CHapter 8, “Wireless NIC Setup,” then walks you through getting wireless NICs to join the wireless network, to get your wireless ...

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