To set up a wireless router on Windows, get the right hardware, set up the router and connect the router to the Internet. Once the network is set up, it is possible to add other computers through a wireless connection.
To start the setup process, gather the hardware for the installation including a wireless router, a computer with a wireless network adapter, a network cable and a computer with a wired network adapter. This can be the same computer with the wireless network adapter.
A Windows router may be set up automatically by plugging it in and connecting to a network once the router is on. To find a network, look at the bottom right of the screen, and then choose the network icon. Click the default network by seeking out the manufacturer's name. Connect to the network and follow the on-screen instructions.
In a combination modem and router, plug one end into the electrical outlet and the other cord into the wall jack. The network cable is then put into the ports on the computer and the router. Restart the computer and then sign into the user account. If the installation is successful, the user sees the computer connect to the network and the network icon indicates a connection.