Lab Report: 10.3.4 Create a Home Wireless Network

Place the 802.11b/g/n wireless access point on the computer desk

  • Connect the wireless access point to the existing router in the rack using a Cat5e cable
  • Provide power to the wireless access point
  • On the laptop, slide the wireless switch to turn the integrated wireless network interface card on
  • On the laptop, connect to the TrendNET-BGN wireless network
  • Save the wireless profile on the laptop

Explanation

To complete this lab:

  • Place the 802.11b/g/n wireless access point on computer desk. The 802.11b/g/n wireless access point has transmission speeds up to 600 Mbps and is backwards compatible with other wireless standards which use 2.4GHz.
  • Connect an Ethernet twisted pair cable to the Ethernet port on the wireless access point and to a free LAN Port on the existing router.
  • Provide power to the wireless access point.
  • Slide the wireless switch on the front of the laptop to the on (I) position. This will enable the integrated wireless network interface card on the laptop.
  • Connect the laptop to the TrendNet-BGN wireless network.
  • Create a wireless network profile while connecting to the wireless network.

Complete the following steps:

  1. On the Shelf, expand the Wireless Access Points category.
  2. Read the device descriptions to identify the correct wireless access point. Drag the wireless access point to thecomputer desk.
  3. Switch to the back view of the wireless access point.
  4. To plug in the wireless access point, expand the Cables category on the Shelf.
  5. Select the power adapter.
  6. In the Selected Component window, drag the DC power connector to the port on the wireless access point.
  7. In the Selected Component window, drag the AC power adapter end to an empty outlet on the surge protector orthe wall outlet.
  8. To connect the wireless access point to the router, select the Cat5e cable on the Shelf.
  9. In the Selected Component window, drag a connector to the Ethernet port on the back of the wireless access point.
  10. Switch to the back of the router.11. In the Selected Component window, drag the other Cat5e cable connector to one of the free LAN ports on theswitch.
  11. To enable the integrated wireless network interface on the laptop, click the wireless switch on the front of thelaptop. This will slide the switch to the on (I) position.
  12. To connect the laptop to the wireless network, click the Windows icon on the laptop's screen.
  13. In the notification area, click the networking icon and click the TrendNet-BGN wireless network.
  14. Ensure that the Connect automatically checkbox is selected and click Connect.

To confirm the connection, click the networking icon in the notification area again or open the Networkand Sharing Center.

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