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BENT 3173: DATA COMMUNICATION & NETWORKING (LAB 4) TITTLE: WIRELESS NETWORK CONFIGURATION OBJECTIVE At the end of this

lab, student should be able to: Set up basic wireless networks.

RESULTS Wireless Connection Between 2 Laptops

PART 1: WIRELESS CONNECTION BETWEEN 2 LAPTOPS 1. From Laptop A: a) The Network Connections been selected from the Control Panel

b) The Wireless Network Connection status needs to be enabled if it is disabled. c) The Wireless network Connection tab been selected. d) The Use Windows been selected to configure my wireless network settings checkbox. The Advanced button been clicked. e) The Computer to Computer (ad hoc) networks only radio button been selected and the Automatically connect to non-preferred networks checkbox needs to be cleared if it is ticked.

f) Then, return to the Wireless Networks properties window. g) The Add button is clicked in the Preferred Networks area. h) The network name (SSID) been entered according to the Attachment A. The Network Authentication is set to Open and Disabled for the Data Encryption. An observation is done to confirm whether it is a computer-to-computer (ad hoc) network; wireless access points are not used checkbox is checked. i) The properties for Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) are selected from the General tab. j) The IP address and subnet mask for the wireless network connection been set up for Laptop A according to the Attachment A. k) The workgroup for Laptop A been set up according to the Attachment A.

2. Steps 2 (a) until 2 (k) been repeated for Laptop B. The attachment A is been referred for IP address, subnet mask & workgroup settings.

3. The Connect to Wireless Network windows is opened and the network name (SSID) that you have set been selected for both laptops.

4. Both of the laptops are now connected through an ad hoc wireless network. Both laptops been verified that are connected by using ping test. Laptop A has been Ping from Laptop B.

5. A new folder been created in Laptop B. The folder been configured so that it can be shared with Laptop A.

6. A picture file named G3 been browsed. Then, the picture been copied to the folder.

PART 2: ACCESSING WIRELESS INTERNET FROM LAPTOPS 1. The Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties window is been opened. 2. The Obtain an IP address automatically is been selected & the Obtain DNS server address automatically radio button also been selected. 3. The Wireless Networks tab been selected. The ad hoc network name that has been created is selected in the Preferred networks area and Remove button is clicked. Then, Advanced button is clicked. 4. The Access point (infrastructure) networks only radio button is selected, and the automatically connect to non-preferred networks checkbox is cleared if it is ticked. 5. Next, the available wireless networks are viewed. 6. BENT3173 wireless network is selected and connect button been clicked. 7. Next, the available wireless networks are viewed. 8. BENT3173 wireless network is selected and connect button been clicked.

9. Next, the available wireless networks are viewed. 10. BENT3173 wireless network is selected and connect button been clicked. 11. The Wireless Network Connection window been closed.

12. The Wireless Network Connection window been closed.

1. A web browser has been opened and the laptops been verified whether they are connected to the internet by typing any website address.

DISCUSSION Wireless Connection Between 2 Laptops Question 1: Describe the way to change the workgroup for Laptop A. To change the workgroup for Laptop A, Wireless Network Connection Properties is opened and General tab is selected. Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) option is double-clicked to set up the TCP/IP settings. The IP address and subnet mask for Laptop A is been entered, in which 192.168.3.1 and 255.255.255.0 accordingly. At the Control Panel, System window is selected. Under Computer Name tab, a workgroup name can be entered. For Laptop A and Laptop B, WG3 is entered as workgroup name. Once the settings had been set up, the wireless network of workgroup 3 can be configured by connecting it to the Wireless network window and selecting the setting network name.

Question 2: What are the commands to ping Laptop A from Laptop B? The command to ping Laptop A from Laptop B is ping 192.168.3.1.

Question 3: Describe the way to share a folder in a network. To share a folder, a new folder must create first on desktop. The folder name is G3. Then, copy any files to the folder by right click the folder, select Properties. The Sharing tab is selected and under Sharing and Security column, the share the folder on the network box is checked as well as allows network to change my file. Then, another laptop that the folder been shared need to search the files and copy the files.

Question 4: What is the wireless network mode used in this section? The wireless network mode used in this section is a infrastructure mode.

Accessing Wireless Internet from Laptops Question 5: What is the wireless network mode used in this section? The wireless network mode used in this section is an Ad-hoc networks mode.

CONCLUSION Wireless LAN (WLAN) is a local area network that uses radio frequencies to communicate between wireless enabled devices. At the end of this lab we are able to set up the basic wireless networks by using Laptop A and Laptop B with connected to the wireless router. To make sure both of this laptops can connected together, we try to send file using this connection by using IP address for Laptop A as 192.168.3.1 and at Laptop B as 192.168.3.2. We assigned our workgroup as WG3 because our group is group 3.