[CS-FSLUG] wireless networking for beginners?

Fred A. Miller fmiller at lightlink.com
Sun Mar 22 21:27:02 CDT 2009

David McGlone wrote:
> On Saturday 21 March 2009 18:41:03 Ron Thompson wrote:
>> Hi,
>>    I'd like to learn how to set up networks, especially wireless networks,
>> and I'm looking for a book suited for beginners.  Any suggestions?
> Hi Ron, I don't think there would be enough information on wireless networks 
> to make a book, unless it was about 4 pages long.
> Basically it's the same as a wired network, minus the cables.
> If your wanting a home wireless network, usually most of your preference 
> settings will be on your router.
> I have my router set up to get my dynamic IP from my ISP, but I turn off the 
> DHCP on the router and I assign each of my computers a fixed IP within the IP 
> pool of my router.
> For example, my router uses the fixed IP's using the router's IP pool of IP's 
> between -
> After I select these options, you'll also need to supply the router with an 
> Finally, set up your distro using the settings you specified in your router.
> I have my 1st computers IP as and my laptop is and so 
> on and so forth, then specify which ESSID you want to connect to, and finally 
> specify your password if you set one up in the router settings. Personally I 
> use MAC address filtering and a firewall, and I do not broadcast my ESSID.

Correct, then for the best security, use Personal WPA2 with AES.


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