How to Connect to AT&T Wireless Internet Service in Your Home

By Greyson Ferguson

Several wireless Internet providers operate across the United States, including AT&T, one of the most popular. Although AT&T offers DSL Internet, it is possible to have wireless service throughout your home. Typically, a technician will install Internet service to your home. However, it is possible to install wireless Internet yourself.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • DSL modem
  • Ethernet cables
  • Wireless router

Step 1

Contact AT&T and have it set up DSL Internet service. You need a line-based Internet before you can activate wireless Internet.

Step 2

Connect an Ethernet cable into a wall outlet. Many newer homes have separate DSL outlets; most older homes require an adapter to be plugged into a phone line.

Step 3

Plug the other end of the Ethernet cable into the "Internet" port on the rear of a DSL modem.

Step 4

Insert a second Ethernet cable into the first available port next to the "Internet" port on the modem. Plug the other end of the cable into the "Internet" port on a wireless router.

Step 5

Power on both the wireless router and the DSL modem.

Step 6

Launch the web browser on your computer. Look on the bottom of the wireless router for an activation address (typically something like "http://192..."). Type this address into the URL bar of your Web browser and hit enter. This brings up the options for the router.

Step 7

Select "OK" for all the current options and the router activates. You can now browser the Internet wirelessly via the wireless router connected to your AT&T DSL modem.

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