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How do I install wi-fi?

Customer Question

How do I install wi-fi?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Cell Phones
Expert:  Josh replied 11 months ago.

Hi,

Do you have a wireless router?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
my modem is
Expert:  Josh replied 11 months ago.

What is the make/model of it?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
It is a Motorola SSID:ATT104
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Network Key:(###) ###-####
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Are you working on it?
Expert:  Josh replied 11 months ago.

In order to setup Wi-Fi, you will need a computer that is connected to the Motorola box.

On that computer, open a browser and go to 192.168.100.1

You will see a box asking for a user id and password..

USER ID: admin

PASSWORD: motorola

Click the Wireless button near the left side of the page.

Click the Network button near the top of the page.

Turn on the option called Enable Wireless Interface.

In the box called ESSID put a name that you make up. You will need to remember this name because it will be used to connect to your wireless network. Do not make it obvious to guess, the network name should be difficult for your neighbors to guess. If you can not think of anything, simply use your first name.

In the box called Channel, pick a random channel number. Channels make it so that you and your neighbors can use your own wireless networks without interfering with each other. By picking a random channel you reduce the chance of your neighbor using the same channel as you.

When you are finished, click the Save Changes button.

Click the Security button near the top of the page.

Put a dot into the Open System radio button.

Put a dot into the Enable 128-bit radio button.

Put a dot into the Key 1 radio button.

Now you need to make up your network key. It doesn't matter what this key is, as long as it is random. A network key is a password ***** is 26 characters long, and made up of only the letters A,B,C,D,E,F and the numbers 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9. If you are using 128 bit WEP, then your key must be exactly 26 characters long, and the more random it is, the better it is. Here is an example of a random 128 bit network key:

7F5B3FD23A8EC290AC682DF8FA
Once you have made up your key, write it down somewhere. You will need it at each device that you are going to connect to your network.

Now put the key you made up in the box called 128-bit Key 1.

When you are finished, click the Save Changes button.

Click the advanced link near the top of the page.

Turn on the option called Disable ESSID Broadcast.

When you're finished, click Apply near the center of the screen to save your changes.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
My wife has an I-pad and would like to be able to use it. This is the reason.
Expert:  Josh replied 11 months ago.

Please follow the steps above to setup your Wi-Fi then your wife can connect to the new network on her iPad.

Expert:  Josh replied 11 months ago.

If you are having trouble, please reply here instead of creating a new question.