Appendix A - Wireless Basics
Where is wireless used?
Wireless technology is expanding everywhere, not just at home or office. People like the freedom of mobility and it's becoming
so popular that more and more public facilities now provide wireless access to attract people. The wireless connection in public
places is usually called "hotspots".
Using a D-Link USB adapter with your laptop, you can access the hotspot to connect to the Internet from remote locations like:
airports, hotels, coffee shops, libraries, restaurants, and convention centers.
Wireless network is easy to setup, but if you're installing it for the first time it could be quite a task not knowing where to start.
That's why we've put together a few setup steps and tips to help you through the process of setting up a wireless network.
Here are a few things to keep in mind, when you install a wireless network.
Centralize your router or access point
Make sure you place the router/access point in a centralized location within your network for the best performance. Try to
place the router/access point as high as possible in the room, so the signal gets dispersed throughout your home. If you have a
two-story home, you may need a repeater to boost the signal to extend the range.
Place home appliances such as cordless telephones, microwaves, and televisions as far away as possible from the router/access
point. This would significantly reduce any interference that the appliances might cause since they operate on same frequency.
Don't let your next-door neighbors or intruders connect to your wireless network. Secure your wireless network by turning on
the WPA or WEP security feature on the router. Refer to the product manual for detail information on how to set it up.
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