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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.
in the router's electrical power source, thenturn on the router by
pushing the power button.
your Internet modem to the router. Most network modems connect via anEthernet cable but USB connections. After connecting
the cable, be sure to power cycle (turn off and turn back on) the modem to
ensure the router recognizes it.
one computer to the router.
Even if the router is a wireless model, connect this first computer to the
router via a network cable.
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.
on the router. enter
your username and password
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 DSLInternet, you may need to enter the PPPoEusername 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.
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
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
your one computer can connect to the Internet
additional computers to the router
Finally, configure additional network security features as desired to guard your systems against Internet attackers.
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