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Configuration of wireless

I am trying to activate wireless on this router and need to know how to access the configuration from my PC.

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Type the address of the router into a web browser. The address may be on a label on the base of the router: it'll look something like http://192.168.0.1 depending on router model.

If there's no label and you're running Windows, go to Start >(Run) and type cmd. Then type ipconfig into the window that you see: and press return. You should the router address there under 'default gateway'.

You'll need a username and password to access the config screen. If you haven't changed it and it's still the default, that too may be on a label on the base of the router. Otherwise you might need to check the manufacturer's website for a manual, or check back here.

Hope this helps..... Good luck.

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