Installing and configuring a wired home network with a Verizon MI424WR router
Creating a wired home network with a FiOS connection and a Verizon MI424WR router requires five major steps:
Step 1: Verifying your Verizon MI424WR router installation
Before you begin creating a home network, confirm that your Verizon MI424WR router is functioning properly. The easiest way to do this is to connect to the Internet.
Step 2: Preparations for creating a wired home network with a Verizon MI424WR router
Before you begin setting up your home network, be sure that you have completed each item on the checklist below.
Review the Wired Home Networking system requirements.
Use Windows Device Manager to verify that you have a Network Interface Card (NIC) installed in each computer you are adding to your home network.
Confirm that you have the required hardware and accessories:
Step 3: Configuring Windows for your wired home network with a Verizon MI424WR router
Before you can connect a computer to your home network, you must configure Windows to automatically obtain an IP address for your router.
The instructions and illustrations below use Windows XP. Although you can set up a network in Windows 98 SE, Me and 2000, you will find it significantly easier if the computer connected to the router is running Windows XP or Vista. Windows XP and Vista were designed with features and installation wizards specifically for networking.
To configure your NIC connection in Windows XP:
Step 4: Connecting other computers to your wired home network with a Verizon MI424WR router
Connecting additional computers to your Verizon wired home network requires four steps:
If you're not connecting additional computers at this time, you can skip to Step 5.
Step 5: Testing the Internet connections
The final step is to test your Internet connection. This ensures that all the connections are secure, and the hardware configurations are working properly.
You have successfully installed your wired 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.