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Setting Up Your Wireless Network

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Setting up a wireless network
in your home is simple

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but it does require a few essential
components before you get started.

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In addition to your Wi-Fi enabled Mac or PC

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you need an Apple AirPort Base Station

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such as an AirPort Express or AirPort Extreme,

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or a Time Capsule which also includes
a hard drive for wireless backup.

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You'll also need high-speed Internet service

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such as DSL or cable from
an Internet Service Provider.

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These next few steps will guide you
through the setup process.

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First you need to install AirPort Utility

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from the CD included with
your Apple AirPort Base Station.

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This is the software that you use
to set up your wireless network.

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After installing AirPort Utility

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you can access it from
the "Utilities" folder in Applications.

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AirPort Utility locate your Base Station

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and list it on the left side of the setup window.

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Click "Continue" to set up
your wireless network

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Here you'll give your AirPort Base Station a name and a password to protect its settings.

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To create a new wireless network
leave the first option selected.

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Now give your wireless network a name.

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You can also assign a unique password
to your network

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to ensure that only permitted users
have access to it.

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By enabling a guest network

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your friends can get on the Internet
without accessing your private network.

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Then select the way that you want
to connect to the Internet,

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in most cases, if you'r DSL or cable subscriber,

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you'll select the first option.

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Your Base Station may gather these
important numbers automatically,

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if not, you can easily get them from
your Internet service provider.

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If you're using a Time Capsule

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you can tell Time Machine
to use it for backup here.

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Then confirm your settings and click "Update".

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Your Base Station restarts
to apply the settings and that's is.

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You can see the strength of your connection
at any time in the menu bar.

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Now that you've set up your wireless network

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you can begin enjoying the freedom
of connecting to the Internet

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from anywhere in your home.

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To find out which AirPort product is best for you

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visit apple.com/wifi
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