Are you facing trouble while setting up your Wi-Fi Router? Here is the easiest possible way to configure your new device. Configuring a router is not that much hard. You just need to know the exact pieces of information.
It is important to choose the perfect Wi-Fi router which is powerful enough to fulfill your requirements. Almost every router has two different types of interfaces which are: Local and External. Follow the instructions below and hopefully in the end you will get a successful Wi-Fi connection.
First, you need to find the best Internet Service Provider (ISP) in your area. Your ISP provider will offer different monthly packages. Choose the best one. A Higher MB rate is always better for enhancing your internet experience.
For better understanding, we will go through the step-by-step setup process for a WIFI router:
Step-1: Turning On
First of all, you have to power up your device. A compatible power adapter always comes in the box with a new router. Connect the adapter with a power socket to put life in your device. Usually, after connecting the device turns on automatically and indicates by some blinking light.
If there is no sign of power then search for a physical power on/off button. Be careful and do not get confused between the power button and the reset button. Every single router comes with a reset button.
Step-2: WAN port
Take a look at the backside of the router. Can you see some ports? Yes, there are almost 4 or 5 ports. Check out one of the ports is colored differently. In every router, the WAN port is indicated by a different color.
Now when you have finally found the WAN port, connect the fiber modem using an Ethernet cable. If your broadband provider does not include any modem then simply connect the main cable into the WAN port.
Step-3: Connecting with Computer
For configuring your router there are few ways. Have you noticed a short cable while unboxing
the router? Yes, there was a short Ethernet cable in your box. Plug the cable in the compatible port on your computer. Now see the network access icon pops up into your taskbar. After that, you need to find the default access server/ server IP address.
Some router brands have their own mobile application. Those routers are easier to configure by using any smartphone. Just download the app, open it and follow the instructions similarly. In case you do not find the short Ethernet cable and you have a built-in Wi-fi device and driver in your PC then follow another simple way described below.
Step-4: Connect the wifi
The router is powered on and you need to connect your computer with the router using Wi-fi. Check out the bottom of your router and you will see the SSID printed there. When you find the SSID check carefully that there is a wireless password beside that. Now wake up your computer and turn on Wi-fi. Find the exact SSID in the list of available networks and connect using that wireless password.
Step-5: Discover the Access Server
Yes, you are connected but wait, you cannot access the Internet until setting up the server. Now once again check the documents that come with the router or check the router’s body for default access server. There must be a default access server to set up the router. Sometimes an IP is given like (192.168.0.1), which is also the default access server.
Step-6: Log in to The Server
Now open any browser on the computer and open the exact URL or IP. When the URL opens you will see a pop-up that is asking for a username and password. Find out the default username and password from the documentation or it may be printed on the bottom of the router.
Most of the time the default username should be ‘admin’ and the password is also ‘admin’. Now you are successfully logged into the server. From here you can start configuring your router. There are so many options in the server menu. For making the setup process simple just select the quick set up option.
Step-7: Configuring Router
Almost every home router uses a PPPoE type of connection. So must select PPPoE. After that, you have to input the ISP-provided username and password. Contract your Internet service provider for this particular information.
You should leave the secondary connection in dynamic IP for normal use. After filling up this properly you are almost there. Now it’s time to set a good name for your Router. Rename the SSID with your favorite characters which everyone will see when this Wi-Fi network is discoverable.
Set a strong password for better security. Must select WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK security type. Every device that requests to connect this router must need to verify this password. Now you are all set and ready to explore the internet world.
Step-8: Ready to Go
You may notice that after changing SSID and password, the WIFI connection is lost. Do not worry, it just needs to reconnect with all these new values you have updated right now. Your Wi-fi router setup is complete and you are ready to explore the Internet world.
Step-9: Advanced Settings
More changes can be made from advanced settings if you want. There are some useful features you may also want to use. There is a blocking option. You can also see all users and limit internet speed for different connections.
For better security here’s a tip. Do not forget to change the access server’s username and password. You remember the default IP or access server, right?
Isn’t it easy to set up a wireless router? Hopefully, from now you can easily customize your Wi-Fi router’s settings. For advanced customization, you have to get a better WIFI router with better specifications. But it seems fair to get a regular router to use at home.
Our world is updating every day. Basic tech knowledge makes you confident. As the world of the Internet is surrounding us, you should use it constructively. It is important to know how to set up a wifi router. This little thing is so useful that it makes our smart devices alive.