Setting up a wireless network will allow your devices to connect to the internet from anywhere around the house, without messy wires as long as your location is within the range of the routers connection. Make sure to have these things for a fast and easy installation and configuration process: PC with wireless network adapter, active high-speed Internet connection, and a computer with wired network adapter and a router-specific setup software.
Find the router that is right for you. Wireless routers come in a variety of shapes and sizes with different features. Before purchasing, you must have the idea on where to put it. A MiMo type router is your best option if you plan to connect multiple devices at the same time, with different speeds. Your router should be able to support 802.11n or wireless-N which offers the most stable and high speed internet connection.The following steps to setting up your writer will be very easy and simple:
Step 1: Connect the wireless router to the PC
Connect router to the modem using an Ethernet cable. Connect the modem to the WAN/Internet port on the router. For a more stable and faster connection with no extra configuration, you can connect your computer, TV or video game console directly to the router using an Ethernet cable. At least one computer needs to be connected via Ethernet so you can adjust your router settings.
Step 2: Set-up your wireless router
Some routers come with a disc to setup the software. Insert the disc on your PC, just follow the instructions and youre good to go. For those that do not have a disc, you can set it up manually. Open a web browser in the computer and find the IP address of the router, it may be printed on the label of routers packaging, if absent, you can search the router model on the web to see the default address.
Enter the default username and password which can be found on the packaging label. Usually the username is admin and the password is admin or password. Some routers may allow you to leave these fields blank. When logged in, you will see the routers main menu. Leave the internet section at default settings unless specified by the internet service provider. Name your Wireless Network. Choose WPA2-PSK as the encryption method for the best security. Create password that is difficult to guess or decode. Save your settings. To protect your router, you may change its username and password form the default. You can prevent devices from getting access to some websites by using built-in blocking tools found in the Security/Block section of the router.
Step 3: Connect device to your Network
Turn on the WiFi setting on your phone. Find the network name that you made and then connect. Input the password and youre done.
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