192.168.1.1 - Router Login - 192.168.l.lThe first thing after purchasing your router is to connect the router to the modem. Be Patient it will cover the step to find router login page as well.
Connecting RouterPlug in the router and the modem to a power supply. A router supplies modem's internet connection to devices connected to its network. Plug in network cables into the modem and the port on the router. The port will be labeled WAN or WLAN or Internet. Do not hesitate if the terms are different as all routers have different names.
Software InstallationThis step depends on the router brand and model. There may be or not may be a need for software installation. The software is a way to connect to the router. It is to adjust settings on the router. Although, this is not required.
Connect the router to computerThe two options to connect your computer are cable or Wi-Fi. If its the first time you are setting your router then connect via the Ethernet to configure the wireless network. You can find router login to access it. The router ports are commonly numbered 1, 2, 3, etc. However, any port that is not a WLAN or WAN can work. Connect the other side to the computers Ethernet port.
Accessing Router Login AdminOpen web browser on your computer. Every brand router has a particular address to signin, write that in the address bar and hit enter. Router Login panel is similar to admin panel of website, it allows you to adjust router settings. Below are standard router login address for popular brands.
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How to find Router Login Panel
Some router companies have their Router Login IP and default password printed on the it. The best way to find router's login is by checking the "support" section of the manufacture's website. If nothing works, your router must be set to a custom IP address. All you have to do is press and hold Reset button which will return its factory defaults. All previous settings will be erased. Most reset buttons need a paper clip or some object to reset it .
As you put the login IP address of the router on the address bar and hit enter, a pop will ask you for username and password.Enter your router login credentials here. Most router documents have username and passwords written on them. Usually, the default username is "admin, " and the password is "password, " or in some cases, the password is also "admin." In any case, if the username and password are changed, you can reset by pressing the reset button on the router and can easily login.
Internet connection configuration
Almost all routers detect the internet settings from modem's connection. Changing DHCP or DNS without informing the service provider can result in loss of connection.
Wi-Fi Router – If you have a router that has Wi-Fi capability, you can set up wireless network. The biggest advantage of using a wireless network is many devices can be connected to one connection with use of cables.First of all you need to login to Router and from the configuration section open wireless section. Commonly it is under the name wireless settings.
Find the input box which will be named as SSID. SSID is the name that will show up on devices trying to connect to your network. The best practice is to label your SSID unique to identify it quickly when you try to connect to it. This is if there are many wireless networks around you. Next, you will have to check in the box labeled "Enable SSID Broadcast." This broadcasts the network signal. Rest of the settings should not be tampered unless you are troubleshooting some issues.
Securing the wireless network – Most routers have many wireless encryption options to login. To make your wireless network key untrackable utilize WPA or WPA2. To make your router login ID and password secure use the combination of letter and numbers. This password will be required for all who wish to access(login) your Router(wireless network). The default router login details (username and password) provided by the service provider are not secure. If the settings are insecure anyone can change the setting. Assign your username and password.
You are ready to get online!!! Above are clear and descriptive steps to get you through the chaotic process of setting up your router login.