How to Setup a Wireless Router

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How to Setup a Wireless Router

Technology has made things so much easier, and routers have not been exempted. Even if you don’t particularly appreciate DIY, you won’t have much trouble setting up a wireless router because, thankfully, it is incredibly easy. Most recent router models can be managed or monitored through a web interface, once you scale this hurdle setting up the router is a breeze. If you are not convinced, follow these steps and find out yourself just how easy it is

  • Get connected

Before you set up your router, you have to be connected to the internet. The setting is also easier if you have a modem. The first step you should take is to turn off your modem and unplug the ethernet cable from your computer; then you connect the cable to an internet port that should be on your modem. Activate the modem and router and connect your computer to the LAN port on the router with another Ethernet cable. After these steps, you should have an internet connection.

 

  • Manage the router

Now that you are connected to the web, it’s time to configure your wireless network. To do this, start by opening a web browser then enter the IP address, admin account and password given to you by the supplier of the device. You should be automatically directed to the management page of the network.

  • Tighten security

When you open the page, you should change the default password to secure your network. It is not advisable to leave this password because it makes your wifi vulnerable and exposed and it can be hacked easily. For double protection, download or enable firewall, VPN and your encryption.

  • Update the router

Most manufacturers upgrade the firmware of any device to include security and bug fixes. If your router model is recent, it may include these fixes, and you would not need to update it, but you should check to be sure of this. However, if your router firmware is old, you may have to upgrade to include new developments.

  • Configure your LAN

DHCP manages IP addresses on your router by default. To set up your LAN, launch your browser, enter your new username and password and go to the management page. Look for the LAN setup and assign IP addresses to the DHCP server. You can also assign the IP addresses to a device that needs static addresses, to do this, assign a different IP address, a Gateway address and a Subnet mask to the network adapter of the device.

  • Configure your network

To enable your wireless network, make sure you have an internet connection. Launch the web browser, enter the IP address then your username and password. When you are directed to the management page, locate the wifi setup and turn it on. Configure the 2.4 GHz and 5GHz networks and change your SSID. You can also choose to hide the SSID so that it does not show up when people scan for closed networks. The next step is to configure your encryption and enable WPA2 so that your wifi network is even more secure and less vulnerable to hackers.

  • Tweak your settings

You should not leave some settings on your device in default mode. Explore your router and personalize it, check the settings and configure it to ensure that the router gives the best performance that it is capable of and to make sure that it is secure.

  • Optimise speed

Now that wireless network is set up and functioning, you should take steps to ensure that it is as fast as possible. Place the router far away from any device that can obstruct its signal and place the device in a central position. Elevate it for an even better signal. If you experience slow network, you can switch your frequency from 2.4 GHz to 5GHz but be sure that your device is compatible with the 5 GHz frequency. Another option for better speed to change the channel on the router to find out which one is faster.

 

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