In this digital age, we are becoming more and more dependent on internet access. Whether you are setting up your wireless network for your home or business, you want to make sure your network is good to go to ensure connectivity for all of your devices.
If you have never set up a Wi-Fi network before, you may be confused on where to start. Luckily, wireless network installation has become easier with many routers offering mobile applications for your smartphone to help automate the process, so you no longer have to be a technical whiz to get your network up and running.
Setting Up Your Wireless Network With Ease
Setting up your wireless network doesn’t have to be a painful process. It is relatively simple to get yourself connected in a matter of minutes if you just follow these simple steps:
● Choose an optimal location for your router. If you have a large home or office, you want to ensure your router is in an optimal location so all of your devices will be in range to catch a wireless signal.
● Connect your router to your modem. Your ISP (Internet Service Provider) should have provided you with a modem when your internet was set up. Using an ethernet cable, connect your router to your modem.
● Power up your modem and router. Make sure your modem and router are powered up. You should be able to tell if they’re on by seeing flashing LEDs on their display panels.
● Configure your router through a web portal or smartphone app. Many routers these days are able to be set up through a dedicated mobile app, mostly automatically. If no such app exists for your router, navigate to its configuration page through a web portal by typing its IP address into your web browser’s address bar. Depending on your router, this address should be something like 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1.
● Change the default settings for security. Change your router’s name and password for security. The default password is typically something like “admin” or “password,” so you will want to change this for security.
You should now be good to go! Try to load a web page to ensure you are connected. If it loads, your wireless network is set up and ready to go.