Question : Hi, my sister just bought a laptop
last week so we decided to get a
wireless router too, so she can
surf the Internet as well. But I don't know
what settings I should configure to enable
her to connect to the wireless router. Can
you help me please?
There are probably a hundred
different types of wireless routers
on sale out there, so without
elaborating, we can't really tell you how to
set it up. To make things worse, each
manufacturer has their own user interface
(menus) so it's impossible to help you here.
However in general, you would want to do a
• Change the SSID to something other than
• Hide the SSID (this option, where
available increases security significantly)
• Set up WEP or WPA security (the higher
the bit rating, the harder it is to crack)
If you're unsure, get a reputable brand (like Linksys or Netgear)
which we know have detailed instruction manuals inside. So check
first before you buy.