Messing With Your Computer
So my younger Brother shows up and doesn't have a dial-up account. His solution is to go out and buy a wireless router for me to install on my system so he can use his laptop at my Mother's house.
You have to convert your broadband modem from router mode to bridge mode. If you don't know what that means, you had better have someone available who does know before you start messing with cables.
You have to know how to use ancient tools like telnet
if you can't access equipment with a browser.
You had better know something about electromagnetic wave propagation forms around antennae if you are working at the edge of reception.
You may have to give up programs that you have used for years to make this work.
Oh, did I mention that the first thing you have to do when you've got this new equipment installed is download the drivers and patches that have accumulated while the equipment was sitting on the shelf.
This has certainly been a learning experience
, sort of like using the Braille method to find poison ivy.