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Complete instructions for creating a Verizon 9100EM or 9100VM wireless network in Windows 7  
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Creating a Verizon 9100 wireless network in Windows 7


Creating a wireless home network in Windows 7 requires 6 steps:

  1. Verify your router installation and Internet connection


  2. Installation preparations


  3. Install the ZyXEL USB wireless adapter(if a wireless adapter isn't already installed)


  4. Configure your network


  5. Add other computers to your wireless network


  6. Test your network
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Step 1: Verifying your router installation
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Creating a Verizon 9100 wireless network in Windows 7


  1. Open an Internet browser like Internet Explorer or Firefox.


  2. Enter http://www.verizon.com into the Address field. The Verizon home page should display.
    Internet Explorer



Step 2: Installation preparations
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Creating a Verizon 9100 wireless network in Windows 7



Before you begin setting up your wireless network, be sure that you have completed each item on the checklist below.

Figure depicting a checkbox Review the wireless networking system requirements.

Figure depicting a checkbox Review the factors to consider before installing your wireless network.

Figure depicting a checkbox Verify you have a wireless adapter for each computer you are connecting to your network.

  • Most newer computers have wireless network adapters installed when you purchase them. You can use Device Manager if you're unsure whether you have a wireless adapter installed. If you have a wireless adapter installed, you can skip to Step 4.



Step 3: Installing the ZyXEL wireless adapter
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Creating a Verizon 9100 wireless network in Windows 7


A ZyXEL wireless USB adapter is needed to send and receive the radio waves that are used to communicate over your wireless network.
  • Note: The D-Link and Westell wireless adapters that were previously sold by Verizon are not compatible with Windows 7, or with WPA2 or WPA network encryption.

To install the ZyXEL G-220 wireless USB adapter:

  1. Remove the "cap" of the ZyXEL adapter to expose the USB connector. The cap is the portion with "ZyXEL" on it.
    ZyXEL G220 wireless adapter
  2. Plug the ZyXEL USB connector into an available USB port on your computer. You should see a message in the bottom right corner of your monitor informing you that new hardware has been found and that drivers are being installed. An additional message will display when the driver installation has completed.

    Device Driver Software Installed Successfully

    • Note: It isn't necessary to install the ZyXEL software when using Windows 7. The security settings that could be setusing the ZyXEL software will be entered in a later step.



Step 4: Configuring the network
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Creating a Verizon 9100 wireless network in Windows 7


  1. Click Start in the left Taskbar and then select  Control Panel. [Show Me]


  2. Click View Network status and tasks under the “Network and Internet” heading. [Show Me]


  3. Click Manage wireless networks in the left navigation panel. [Show Me]

     
  4. Click Add in the top left toolbar as shown below.

    Add Button


  5. Select Manually create a network profile. [Show Me]


  6. Enter a name for your wireless network in the Network name field. This is also known as its SSID or ESSID, and is used to identify your network. It can be 1-32 characters long and is case-sensitive.
    • You may prefer to enter the ESSID included on the label affixed to the bottom or side of your router. This is a unique ESSID, so it provides protection, but it's also easy-to-find for troubleshooting purposes.

    ESSID


Make Internet security a priority! To make sure we do all we can to protect your information, our wireless routers have security settings that are available to help protect your home wireless network. Using the strongest network security available will go a long way to secure your home network and information against unauthorized access. Verizon strongly recommends that you upgrade to WPA2 encryption, which is available with your current router and provides the highest level of network security available today.
 
To upgrade your router security setting, complete the following steps using our In-Home Agent Tool:
 

  • Ensure your router is connected to your computer with an Ethernet cable
  • Click the In-Home Agent icon located on your desktop
  • Open the Internet tab
  • Open the Wireless Internet section found in the Navigation pane
  • Select the Manage Wi-Fi Security topic


If our In-Home Agent icon is not on your computer desktop, you may visit verizon.com/connect and select the Get In-Home Agent button to install it. For more information about your current router and security settings please visit www.verizon.com/securemyfiosnetwork





Step 5: Connecting additional computers to your Verizon 9100 wireless network
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Creating a Verizon 9100 wireless network in Windows 7


If you have additional computers you want to connect to your wireless network, please follow the directions below. If you have no additional computers to connect, you can skip to Step 6.

Connecting additional computers to your Verizon 9100 wireless network requires 3 steps:
  1. Determine if the computer you're adding to the network has a wireless network adapter installed.
     
  2. Install and configure the ZyXEL wireless USB adapter, if your computer doesn't already have one installed.
     
  3. Connect to your wireless network.



Step 6: Testing your network
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Creating a Verizon 9100 wireless network in Windows 7


The final step is to confirm that all your network computers and devices are connected and working properly.

  1. Click Start in the left Taskbar.


  2. Click Computer. [Show Me]


  3. Click Network in the left navigation panel. [Show Me]


  4. Each computer connected to your wireless network should be displayed.

    Network Devices

  5. If an icon for your current computer isn't displayed
    • Click Network and Sharing Center in the toolbar. [Show Me]
    • Click Troubleshoot problems. [Show Me]
    • Select Internet Connections, click Next and follow the prompts. [Show Me]
    • If the Internet Connections troubleshooting process doesn't solve the issue, click Close the troubleshooter to return to the Troubleshooting - Network and Internet window.
    • Select Network Adapter, click Next, and follow the prompts to check your wireless adapters and settings. [Show Me]

  6. If an icon for another computer on your network isn't displayed
    • Go to the computer that isn't displayed and click Start in the left Taskbar.
    • Click Computer. [Show Me]
    • Click Network in the left navigation panel. [Show Me]
    • Click Network and Sharing Center in the toolbar. [Show Me]
    • Click Troubleshoot problems. [Show Me]
    • Click Internet Connections, click Next and follow the prompts. [Show Me]
    • If the Internet Connections troubleshooting process doesn't solve the issue, click Close the troubleshooter to return to the Troubleshooting - Network and Internet window.
    • Select Network Adapter, click Next, and follow the prompts to check your wireless adapters and settings. [Show Me]



What's next?

You have successfully installed your wireless home network. When you're ready, the next step to get the maximum benefits from your home network is to configure Windows to share folders and printers.
 


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