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Creating a wireless network in Windows Vista using the Verizon 9100EM router
Step 1: Verify your gateway installation and Internet connection
Step 2: Installation Preparations
Before you begin setting up your wireless network, be sure that you have completed each item on the checklist below.
Review the wireless networking system requirements.
Review the factors to consider before installing your wireless network.
Verify you have a wireless ZyXEL wireless adapter for each computer you are connecting to your network.
Step 3: Installing the ZyXEL USB wireless adapter
The ZyXEL wireless USB adapter is needed to send and receive the radio waves that are used to communicate over your wireless network.
Step 4: Configuring your Verizon 9100EM wireless network in Windows Vista
The Vista "Set up a wireless router or access point" wizard will do most of the work to configure your Verizon 9100EM wireless network. The wizard will open your Verizon 9100EM configuration utility so you can enter two critical pieces of information, and then it will do the rest.
The first critical piece of information is a name for your network. This is called your network's SSID (Service Set Identifier) and can be any combination of numbers and letters that you choose, as long as it doesn't exceed 32 characters. All devices connected to your network must use the same SSID.
The second piece of critical information is a network encryption key. The encryption key helps to keep your network data secure by encrypting the data before it is sent wirelessly between computers on your network. You must use the same type of encryption (WEP, WPA2 or WPA) and enter the same encryption key for all devices connected to your network.
To configure your wireless network:
Step 5: Connecting an additional computer to your Verizon 9100EM wireless network
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 9100EM wireless network requires 3 steps:
Step 6: Testing your network
The final step is to confirm that all your network computers and devices are connected and working properly.
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