How to Set Up an Internet Network : How to Set Up a Wireless Internet Router

How to Set Up an Internet Network : How to Set Up a Wireless Internet Router

I’m Mike with, today what
I’m going to do is show you how to take your regular internet connection with a cable
modem or a DSL modem, and add in a router so that you can use more than one computer
at home. The example I’m going to be doing also happens to be wireless. Functionally,
the two devises are identical other than one having bunny ears being able to broadcast
to other computers without a cable. So first thing we’ll do is we’ll just take our
cable modem here and disconnect it. We don’t need any power it while we’re doing this.
We’re also going to bring in our nice little wireless router here. We’re going to take
this. What’s going to happen is that the cable modem is currently connected to the
computer via a network cable. We’re going to unplug that and set it aside here for just
a moment. We’ll get back the computer number one in just a minute. I want to take a look
at the back of the router. On the back of the router, you’ll notice that there are
four ports together and then one port off the side. Usually this will say LAN or internet
connection, and these will just be numbered as one through four and a lot of times it
will be labeled as LAN or local area network, which is what you’re home network is technically
called. So what we’ll do is we’re going to have to have another piece of cable. We
got that right here, our nice yellow cable. We’re going to connect the yellow cable
into our cable modem where our computer was plugged in, take that and connect it to the
LAN or internet port on our router. Make our antenna stand up a little better there. What’s
going to happen to the cable that went to the computer is now we’re just going to
plug that into any of the four ports that we have on the wireless router. Now we’ve
got that pretty simple and setup. We can go ahead and reconnect power to all of devises,
such as our cable modem. Go ahead. Once our cable modem has power down here and that’s
all working, we’ll go ahead and connect power to our wireless router. It’s going
to go through a very quick startup sequence and you’ll have a series of blinking lights;
nice little light show there, and then you’ll see some traffic indicators. Intermittent
blinkings that indicate yes, I’m transmitting or receiving data. Every particular model
is different depending on what name brand you might happen to have, so check your owner’s
manual to see that there aren’t any problems with the actual hardware, if there’s an
error usually there’s an error light or a light will stay on the solid where it shouldn’t
or vise versa. Now you have connected your computer to a hub and wireless router. You’re
ready to connect more computers in a identical fashion. You can use any of the four ports
back here that are still available or connect wirelessly which I’ll cover again in another

Danny Hutson

100 thoughts on “How to Set Up an Internet Network : How to Set Up a Wireless Internet Router

  1. anyone help me i have restarted my windows xp now i don't got wireless internet anymore help me how can i solve this problem?!?!

  2. i wanna know how to configure out how to install my internet laptop to connect with a cable modem someone can tell me please if not i have to pay 20$ dollars to a guy so he install it for me please 🙁

  3. @TheEdimarvalentin Hi there, what I did was I bought a wireless router and connected it to the modem. Using the disc that came with the router on my computer I set up my network. now my playstation,laptop and even my smartphone connects when I turn them on in the house. Its easy, save yourself the 20 bucks because you would need it to buy a router

  4. Why won't my Internet Start up? It only has 3 green lights on and every so often a fourth one turns red for a short period of time. Help!!!

  5. so you dont need to go tell your internet provider to add wi fi.. u can just go buy any router and get wi fi of of it?

  6. i don't understand why you ran a cable from the pc to the wireless router, unless it was only to do initial configuration-the whole point of the wireless router is to be able to connect to it wirelessly.

  7. I need help quickly. What is the cable that goes from the phone socket to the router that gives it internet access? I havent got a clue what they care called, and therefore cannot find a new one :S Help please 🙂

  8. hello .. can you please help me on how to set up for example " i have 7 computers and im going to make 1 pc for server with a timer, what step from first to last can i do ?" please help me

  9. @NautiBoiAngelo

    need both. modem is from your internet service provider, use the router to split the connection to multiple pcs.

  10. @Mikemc89 I dont have a modem from the internet service provider what I have is a cable pluged in my PC connected to the antenna looking thing on our roof does that mean I only need to the have a router?

  11. I have a problem…
    how do I install and set up the router (D-link dir-600) if my laptop's cable port is broken/not working? (which is why I bought the wifi router…)

  12. hey dude i have a question that i have a LAN modem and i will buy WIFI router on my birthday so do i need WIFI card for the WIFI router to work ? plz tell me! sorry for bad english

  13. I have an ethernet connection going straight into my computer. do I need a modem and a router to go wireless?

  14. i had bought one router but couldnt install it….while installing everything goes well until the laast step of CONFIGURING SETTINGS….which it fails to do…..??????plz help

  15. video: " now you dont need power for this right now

    me: ok *unplugs internet as instructed*

    video: ok now we unplu-

    computer: unable to connect to the internet, plug-in unresponsive, the following pages are unresponsive sue to no internet connection

    me: -.-

  16. from before I got the wireless router like 4 hrs before this video.. I was like O.o? and after this video im still like O.o?

  17. so liek you want me to pull out my dsl line thingy and plug it into the non wireless modem and the next end into the wireless modem?

  18. helo just wanna ask if your pc/laptop is not on is there a way that you cant access wifi. i dont have a wifi router but im planning to buy a new one. thank you for helping.

  19. Hhahahah…you got me. "We don't need any power to the modem." Oh okay…I'll just unplug this modem…"that's currently running my computer." ERROR OCCURRED!!! I'm pretty much an idiot.

  20. Will this work with any brand of a modem and a router?How to be sure that the router we are buying will work with our modem?

  21. Any router will work for a modem. The differences in routers is the company name and the signal strength it sends to laptops and other devices. I would recommend linksys, since i think its the best.

  22. what to do if it prompt for password…because my Ethernet connection don't have password…but when it is connected to WiFi router it ask for password…

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  24. @deepanshu7016 connect router to modem if you just connect the router to the landline you will get now internet

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  27. i Accidentformated my router now all my configaration is lost and my isp wont help says"its not thier problem "

  28. Can you connect a DSL modem/wireless router to a cable router? I had Verizon, but now I'm trying to use it for Optimum

  29. why didn't it work.. i just did it exactly like ur instruction but the internet won't work.. i don't know why… do it matter which brand router wireless i uses?

  30. @expertvillage you have saved me from the months of stress I had gone through to get my computer to work. I am eternally greatful!!!!!!

  31. I have a question, do you have to rent out a modem from companies lik AT&T and directv? Or is it free it's self. I wonder and plss reply back.

  32. you did not go over how to do the onscreen portion of the setup. Nothing popped up on the comptuer screen for me to set up. If I unplug the ethernet cable from my laptop, I lose internet connection. I unplugged power, replugged it for the router and the modem and nothing new comes up on the screen for me to set up. I have the ethernet cable connected from the modem to the router, and another one from the laptop to one of the ports on the router for the purposes of setting up the wireless network name which never came up on my laptop screen. Pretty frustrating.

  33. When I bought a new modern cable do I have to call to Internet company to activate the modern or not ? When i insert cable to modern it is nothing work at all .. Please helps

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