N/APosted on - 09/17/2011
I have a DSL connection to my desktop machine, through wired LAN, that I want to share with laptops in my home over WiFi. How can I setup up my private WiFi network for Internet? Do I need additional software? My operating system is Windows 7 Home.
Sharing DSL internet over WiFi
If you want to have a WiFi Connection in your home, then you need to set-up wireless Internet connection. You can do this by yourself, or you can have a technician do it for you.
Here are the requirements to set-up a wireless connection:
Operating System that will support wireless connection. Since your operating system is Windows 7, you will not have any problem with this as WiFi is supported by your OS.
WiFi Enabled computer (should have wireless adapter installed). Your desktop can use the cable because the router has a slot where you can connect the Ethernet cable but your Laptops should be WiFi Enabled.
Instructions to install wireless connection:
What I can advice you as well is to ask your current DSL provider if they can provide you with a wireless router or you can buy one for yourself.
If you have this installation done, you will have your own way of managing your WiFi connection. You can set-up security as well. Or if it was installed by your technician, let them set it up for you and teach you as well how to manage it.
I hope I was able to give you an overview of WiFi.