Take a moment to familiarize yourself with these definitions, as they'll likely be mentioned in other help articles.
Wireless network – A group of devices (computers, game systems, e-readers, etc.) connected to each other and to the Internet without cables, also called Wi-Fi.
Modem – A device that connects routers or computers to the Internet through a cable.
Router – A device that transmits a wireless signal and connects devices to each other and the Internet through the modem.
Gateway – A device that functions as both a modem and a router, like the Wireless Gateway 1 or Wireless Gateway 2.
Signal range – The area in which a wireless-capable device can pick up the wireless signal and connect to the wireless network.
Administration site – The online site used to view and change the settings of a router and wireless network, called the Admin Tool for the Wireless Gateway 1 and Wireless Gateway 2.
Router username and password – The login information used to access the administration site.
Network Name (SSID) – The name of a wireless network.
Network Password (Key) – The password used to connect to a wireless network.
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