CONFIGURATION OF A ROUTER EASY AND SIMPLE
Now a days people find it so...
CONFIGURATION OF A ROUTER EASY AND SIMPLE
Now a days people find it so difficult to do things their self
kindly go through the setup yourself and you are through with the configuration
.This is how to set up a router for home computer networks. The exact names of
configuration settings on a network router vary depending on the model and
whether it is wired or wireless. However, this general procedure will guide you
through the process for the common kinds of home network equipment.
Choose a convenient location to begin installing your router
such as an open floor space or table. This does not need to be the permanent location
of the device. Particularly for wireless routers, you may find it necessary to
re-position the unit after installing it as the cables / signals may not reach
all areas needed. At the beginning, it’s better to choose a location where it's
easiest to work with the router and worry about final placement later.
Plug in the router's electrical power source, and then turn
on the router by pushing the power button.
(Optional) Connect your Internet modem to the router. Most
network modems connect via an Ethernet cable but USB connections are becoming
increasingly common. The cable plugs into the router jack named "WAN"
or "uplink" or "Internet." After connecting the cable, be
sure to power cycle (turn off and turn back on) the modem to ensure the router
Connect one computer to the router. Even if the router is a
wireless model, connect this first computer to the router via a network cable.
Using a cable during router installation ensures the maximum reliability of the
equipment. Once a wireless router installation is complete, the computer can be
changed over to a wireless connection if desired.
Open the router's administration tool. From the computer
connected to the router, first open your Web browser. Then enter the router's
address for network administration in the Web address field and hit return to
reach the router's home page.
Many routers are reached by either the Web address
"http://192.168.1.1" or "http://192.168.0.1" Consult your
router's documentation to determine the exact address for your model. Note that
you do not need a working Internet connection for this step.
Log in to the router. The router's home page will ask you
for a username and password. Both are provided in the router's documentation.
You should change the router's password for security reasons, but do this after
the installation is complete to avoid unnecessary complications during the
If you want your router to connect to the Internet, you must
enter Internet connection information into that section of the router's
configuration (exact location varies). If using DSL Internet, you may need to
enter the PPPoE username and password. Likewise, if you have been issued a
static IP address by your provider (you would need to have requested it), the
static IP fields (including network mask and gateway) given to you by the
provider must also must be set in the router.
If you were using a primary computer or an older network
router to connect to the Internet, your provider may require you to update the
MAC address of the router with the MAC address of the device you were using
previously. Read How to Change a MAC Address for a detailed description of this
If this is a wireless router, change the network name (often
called SSID). While the router comes to you with a network name set at the
factory, you will never want to use this name on your network. Read How to
Change the Router SSID for detailed instructions.
Verify the network connection is working between your one
computer and the router. To do this, you must confirmed that the computer has
received IP address information from the router. See How to Find IP Addresses
for a description of this process.
(If applicable) Verify your one computer can connect to the
Internet properly. Open your Web browser and visit a few Internet sites such as
Connect additional computers to the router as needed. If
connecting wirelessly, ensure the network name (SSID) of each is computer
matches that of the router.
Finally, configure additional network security features as
desired to guard your systems against Internet attackers. These WiFi Home
Network Security Tips offer a good checklist to follow.
When connecting devices with network cables, be sure each
end of the cable connects tightly. Loose cables are one of the most common
sources of network setup problems.
What You Need:
A network router (wireless or wired)
Network adapters installed on all devices to be connected to
A working Internet modem (optional)
A Web browser installed at least one computer in the network
on May 20, 2010 | Computers & Internet