Here are the key points to remember from this chapter:
Most of the time getting a Wi-Fi network going is really easy.
You need to have a working Internet connection with a computer connected to a broadband modem before you start.
You must know the settings your ISP requires before you can set up your Wi-Fi network.
The Wi-Fi access point is connected to the Internet modem, and your wired computer or network is also plugged in to the access point.
Most Wi-Fi access points are administered using a Web browser and Web administration utility.
You should change the default network name and enable WPA or WEP encryption for security reasons.
After the Wi-Fi access point has been configured, you'll need to set up your computers for access to the Wi-Fi network.
If the Wi-Fi unit doesn't work, and you think you are doing everything right, check the manufacturer's website for known service issues and consider the possibility that the unit might be defective.