Tips to configure Linksys® LAN Card
What is the use of a LAN Card? Discuss the different ways to configure Linksys LAN Card.
A LAN card is a piece of electronic hardware or networking device that is used for connecting a computer with a network for transfer of data. The LAN cards are used for establishing wireless Internet connection on a computer situated inside a wireless network coverage area. It also allows connecting a computer with another computer for data transfer and access. These cards are inserted in slots provided in the motherboard of computers. A wireless LAN card allows connecting remote computer to a local area network wirelessly. The LAN card usually comes with a driver disc that consists of the driver of the LAN card that can be installed within a few minutes of time. The installation must be carefully carried out for successful installation.
The method for configuring Linksys LAN card are discussed below:
- Inserting the driver disc
- Wizard set-up
- Configuring the router
Inserting the driver disc
The insertion of the driver disc is the first step to be carried out for installing a Linksys LAN card. It begins automatically after inserting the driver CD. It is recommended to enter "D:setup.exe" command in the Run tab if the system fails to run the disc automatically. The Click here to start option has to be selected and the terms and agreements have to be accepted to proceed further.
The adapter of the Linksys LAN card has to be inserted in the corresponding PCI slot. Then the case of the cabinet has to be opened for viewing the PCI slot. The adapter has to be secured to the chassis with fastening tab. The wireless card must be inserted after closing the case. After suitably connecting the antenna cable the system has to be powered on for confirming the installation as it will prompt for selecting the type of connection.
It is required to configure the router after the installation of the LAN card. The wireless network has to be selected from the list scanned by the software. The Connect and Next options has to be selected, then the infrastructure mode for connecting to the network with router or access point. The network mode and method of security has to be selected and proceeded to save the settings for completing the installation.
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