Step-by-step configuration of the wireless network

Since now in each apartment there areseveral computers and mobile devices with Wi-Fi, often for ordinary users the question arises as to how the wireless network is configured. In this article, we will shed light on this slippery issue. As an example, you will configure the wireless network in Windows 7.

First you need to configure the host computerour future network. They can be either a laptop or a stationary computer. To do this, activate the Wi-Fi adapter on our computer. Then open the menu of the "Start" button and right-click on the mouse click on the computer, where in the context menu, click on the properties. After that, we just go into the additional parameters of the system and click on the computer name, and in the "Description" column we give our description, for example, "Vladimir Ilyich's Computer". Then choose "Edit" and give a name to this device, which should not be duplicated by others on the network. In the "Working Group" column, specify the name of this group, which should be the same on all devices of our network, and reboot.

wireless network setup

When the computer restarts, theThe wireless network continues. Select the wired connection icon and go to "Network Management", where we click on "Manage wireless network". In the menu that appears, select "Add" and then configure the wireless network computer computer. Here you also need to come up with a name for your network, whatever you want. Then select "WPA2 Personal Security". If there are devices on the Windows XP platform, then select "WEP".

After that, we set the password, click "Next" and in the new dialog that appears, we allow sharing the Internet for network computers, and then close the window.

But on this wireless network setting is notfinished. Now our task is to configure the rest of the computers in this network. Turn on the wireless adapter, open the menu button "Start". Continue by clicking the button on the right of the manipulator on the "Computer" icon where we select "Properties and additional system parameters". Now click the "Computer name" section and give it your individual name. Next, specify the name of the group, which should match the name of the group on the host computer.


Again go to network management, where we move tosection "Adapter settings changes" and select "Properties", then jump to the protocol line version 4. Here, note the point of installation of the IP address. In the column "IP-address" we assign this computer, and this must be done, starting from the IP of the main PC. For example, if the IP of the main device is, then the IP of all computers will be the same, except for the last digit. It is very important that the network does not have the same IP. In the "Subnet mask" column, type, and the "Default gateway" line will contain the IP address of the main computer. In the fields "Preferred DNS-server" and "Alternate DNS-server", specify the addresses of the provider.

After all these manipulations, we accept the changes. And only now we go into network connections, choose our network, enter the password, and that's it. If there are no more computers on the network, this completes the wireless network setup. If there are still any computers or laptops, then in this case, you need to repeat the procedure for setting up the last computer.


I would like to add recommendations onprotection of the network. In recent times, incidents of invasion of wireless networks by extraneous users. Be sure to install the antivirus program on the host computer. Also, come up with a long and complex password with large and small letters mixed with numbers. This will increase security and minimize the risk of interference in the work of unauthorized persons, as well as prevent theft of valuable information and the downloading of third-party software.