6.8.3.8 Lab - Configure Wireless Router in Windows 7

6.8.3.8 Lab - Configure Wireless Router in Windows 7
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6.8.3.8 Lab - Configure Wireless Router in Windows 7
Introduction
Print and complete this lab.
In this lab, you will configure and test the wireless settings on the Linksys E2500.
Recommended Equipment
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A computer with Windows 7
A Wireless NIC installed
An Ethernet NIC installed
Linksys E2500 Wireless Router
Ethernet patch cable
Note: All wireless settings in this lab are for a 2.4 GHz wireless connection. Follow the same steps for setting up a
5 GHz wireless connection or when setting up both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz connections.
Step 1
Ask the instructor for the following information that is used during the lab.
Router Address Information:
IP address _________________________________
Subnet mask _________________________________
Router name _________________________________
DHCP Server Setting Information:
Start IP address _________________________________
Maximum number of users _________________________________
Static DNS 1 (optional) _________________________________
SSID Values:
New SSID _________________________________
Channel number:
Channel _________________________________
Router Access:
Router Password _________________________________
Wireless Security:
Passphase key _________________________________
Important: Only use configurations assigned by the instructor.
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Step 2
Plug in the power of the wireless router. Boot the computer and log in as an administrator.
Connect the computer to one of the Ethernet ports on the wireless router with an Ethernet patch cable.
Note: If this is the first time connecting to the lab router, complete the following. Follow these instructions
to set a network location. This will be explained later in the course.
The “Set Network Location” window opens.
Select Public network.
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Click Close to accept the network location Work.
Step 3
Open the command prompt.
Type ipconfig /renew.
What is the default gateway for the computer?
Step 4
Open a browser. Type the IP address of your default gateway in the URL field, and then press Enter.
The “Connect to” window appears.
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Type the password provided by the instructor in the “Password:” field then click OK.
Step 5
The Setup screen appears.
Enter the following “Router Address” and “DHCP Server Setting” information provided by the instructor
(step 1): IP Address, Subnet Mask, Router Name, Start IP Address, and Maximum Number of Users.
Click Save Settings.
The “Your settings have been successfully saved. A system reboot is in progress and may take up to 60
seconds.” screen appears.
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Click Continue.
After the router reboots, you may need to log back into the router.
Step 6
Click the Wireless tab.
Click the Network Mode drop-down menu for the 5 GHz Wireless Settings.
What 802.11 technologies are supported?
Click the Channel drop-down menu for the 5 GHz Wireless Settings.
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What channels are listed?
Disable Network Mode the for 5 GHz Wireless settings, unless informed otherwise by the instructor.
Click the Network Mode drop-down menu for the 2.4GHz Wireless Settings.
What 802.11 technologies are supported?
Choose Mixed in the “Network Mode:” drop-down box.
What is the default SSID for the wireless router?
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Type cisco# in the “Network Name (SSID):” field, where # is the number assigned by the instructor.
Click the Channel drop-down menu for the 2.4GHz Wireless Settings.
What channels are listed?
Select the Channel number that was provided by the instructor.
Click Save Settings > Continue then close the browser.
Step 7
Unplug the Ethernet cable from the computer.
View wireless networks associated with the wireless adapter configured for the computer.
Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > Connect to a network.
A list of available wireless networks is displayed.
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What wireless network(s) are available?
Choose cisco#, where # is the number assigned by the instructor, make sure Connect automatically is
selected, and then click the Connect button.
When the “Set Network Location” window opens, select Public network > Close.
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Step 8
Open a browser. Type the IP address of your default gateway in the URL field, and then press Enter.
The “Connect to” window appears.
Type the password provided by the instructor in the “Password:” field.
The Setup screen appears.
Navigate to “Basic Wireless Settings”. Select Disable for the 2.4 GHz SSID broadcast.
Click Save Settings > Continue.
Why would you disable SSID broadcast?
Close all opened Windows: Network and Sharing Center, browser, command prompt, etc.
View wireless networks associated with the wireless adapter configured to the computer.
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What wireless network(s) are available?
Click Open Network and Sharing Center.
When the “Network and Sharing Center” window opens, click Manage wireless networks.
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When the “Manage Wireless Networks” window opens, double click Cisco#, where # is the number
assigned to you.
Select the check box Connect even if the network in not broadcasting its name (SSID), then click OK.
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View wireless networks associated with the wireless adapter configured for the computer.
What wireless network(s) are available?
Step 9
Connect to cisco#, where # is the number assigned by the instructor and log into the router.
Use a browser to logon to the router.
Click the Wireless tab and then select Wireless Security.
In the Security Mode drop-down box, for the “2.4GHz Wireless Security”, select WPA2 Personal.
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Type ITEv5.0! for the Passphrase and click Save Settings > Continue.
Step 10
View wireless networks associated with the wireless adapter configured to the computer.
Choose cisco#, where # is the number assigned by the instructor, make sure Connect automatically is
selected, and then click the Connect button.
When the “Connect to a Network” window opens, type ITEv5.0! for the “Security key” then click OK.
Use a browser to logon to the router
If you cannot access the GUI of the router, contact the instructor.
Step 11
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Return configurations to the following settings, unless stated otherwise by the instructor.
Connect the computer to one of the Ethernet ports on the wireless router with an Ethernet patch cable.
Router Address Information:
IP address __________ 192.168.1.1 _______________________
Subnet mask ________ 255.255.255.0 _____________________
Router name __________ Linksys ______________________
DHCP Server Setting Information:
Start IP address __________ 192.168.1.100 _________________
Maximum number of users ________ 50 _____________
Static DNS 1 (optional) ________ blank _____________
SSID Values:
Network Name (SSID) ________ Linksys _____________________________
SSID Broadcast _________ Disabled ______________________
Channel number:
Channel __________ Auto _________________________________
Router Access:
Router Password __________ admin ________________________
Wireless Security:
Security Mode ______ Disable _______
Close the browser and logoff the computer.
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