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For this setup, I’m using the Linksys WRT300N and Linksys WUSB54GS.

 

First, we will set up the wireless router.

Power it up and connect a ethernet to the access port on the wireless router.

We should receive a ip address via DHCP.

Use the given default gateway address(this is the ip address of the wireless router) to access the wireless router using a web browser.

Use admin for both the username and password for the login. Different product or manufacturer could have different username and password, check the product manual for more information.

Once you’ve logged in, you should be greeted by a GUI that looks like the following image.

 

Setting up the IP addresses and DNS addresses should be pretty straight forward. I’ve used 11.11.11.1 address for my router and configured my DHCP to distribute addresses from 11.11.11.100 to 159 (50 users). DNS: 11.11.11.2.

After setting up the basic IP address settings, we should set the SSID so that we can differenciate our access point from the others. Go to the Wireless Tab which is located at the top of the page.

Under Basic Wireless Settings, change the Network Name(SSID): to the desired name that you want to be. Remember to save the settings after doing the configurations.

 

For the client, all we have to do is to click the network icon on the task bar and connect to the access point.

 

Verify that the client had received an IP address from the router. Open Command Prompt and do an ipconfig /all.

 

The above configurations are the bare minimum to set up a wireless connection and provide absolutely no security or whatsoever.

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