How to Install a Fiber Optic Home Network

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How to Install a Fiber Optic Home Network. If you choose fiber optic for you Internet connection, you will need to install it on your computer's home network. A company representative will bring the fiber optic into your home, and then you can install your network either wired or wireless.

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Select fiber optic to connect your home network to the Internet. You can call Verizon (see Resources) or other companies that provide fiber optic service.

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Choose a professional company person to install your fiber optic system in your home. They will bring the fiber optic in and set up your computer for Internet access.

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Advise the company installer that you have multiple computers and they will provide a free home networking router to set up your fiber optic home network. You will also need a wireless adaptor if you want to connect wirelessly.

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Install the router. Put the CD that comes with the router into your computer disk drive and follow the on-screen instructions.

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Connect the router to the computers through wired ports or connect the whole system wirelessly. The on-screen instructions will prompt you when to plug in the power and connect to the modem. Each router model can be a bit different so follow the instructions.

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Verify each computer in the network is working once all connections have been made.