On my mac laptop, a drive for “hp server” usually shows up under my shared networks. I need it for transferring pictures/music etc between computers in the house. It usually is there, but it isn’t showing up. I restarted my computer and turned on and off the internet, but nothing is happening. Help?!?!?!
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Wireless Networks: How To Setup Your Own
Wireless home networks are becoming more and more popular these day. The ease of installation and the practicality of being able to surf the net anywhere in the house makes wireless home networks very attractive to internet users. Some basic things about the wireless networks are to be known before attempting to start the arrange wireless home networks. To help you get the improved understanding of wireless networking you can read up more about the wireless networking protocols.
To arrange a wireless home network you need to have broadband internet connection with a cable or DSL modem. Plugging the desk top computer into modem is the most simple set up at home. In this tutorial we will assume that you have a laptop that you want to connect wirelessly to the PC that is connected to the internet. This can be made achievable with some hardware.First you need to have a wireless router. For your laptop computer a PC card-based network adapter and for your desk top PC USB wireless network adapter must be added. For all the additional hardware you buy it is suggested to choose the same brand for obvious reasons. For the installation purpose check to the documentation that comes with hardware.
You can start the set up when you already have all the necessary hardware installed. First you must unplug or turn off the DSL modem then connect the wireless router to the modem. You can refer the documentation that came with your hardware for assistance. When you’ve set it up your computer will wirelessly connect to your router. Configuring wireless router is the next step. With Internet Explorer you can go to your router’s configuration page.
There are some things you mustconfigure as the most of the default settings there are rather safe left alone. The name for your network must be selected, choose a unique name or SSID. Be sure that no one around that is near you is using the same name. Provide a unique passphrase to your router such that it will use to generate some keys. Then the last step to do before you are done with configuring the router is setting your administrative password. Password must be chosen in such a way that it is not too short and not easy to guess. Be sure to save every setting you’ve configured. The actual steps involved in configuring these settings vary according to the kind of router you have.
Setting up your laptops network adapter is the next step. It is simple to follow Window’s XP’s on-screen instructions for this one. Right-click the icon for wireless network in your task bar and click “View Available Wireless Networks” in the pop up menu that appears. The Wireless Network Connection window will show and there you will see the name you chose for your wireless network listed. Select Refresh network list in the upper-left corner if you don’t see your network. You will need to enter the key chosen by you in both the Network key and Confirm network key boxes. Click Connect. You will then see connection advacement as it connects to your network. When you’re already connected you can close the Wireless Network Connection window. Wireless connection has been configured by you.