How to install NETGEAR® Wireless router
NETGEAR is a brand very well known for computer networking products. It produces cards for computers as well as routers. NETGEAR routers are extremely popular for high quality along with its plug and play configuration. All wireless routers need to support broadband modems and should also contain a phone line connections to dial-up Internet service. If you need dial-up support, you need to purchase the particular router with a RS-232 serial port. Finally, because wireless routers might contain a built-in access point, you might be also free to connect a wired router, switch, or hub. In order to install Netgear Wireless Router, you need to download and install the Netgear drivers. After installing drivers, you need to login to router and set up configurations as required. This could be done by using the router setup page that is obtained by typing the IP address in the address field of the web browser.
- Loss of signals
- Strong username and password
- Security issues
Loss of signals
The wireless network in NETGEAR Wireless Router show very weak signal strength because of the location of the router. Often telephones, microwaves, or other appliances may interfere with the wireless signal, so try to keep wireless router away from these equipments. Most wireless network adapter manufacturers include some mechanism with the network interface card for measuring signal strength.
Strong username and password
You might not attempt to use a wireless router with a dial-up connection. You need to change your router's username and password as soon as possible after installing it. This might prevent hackers from using the default username and password to access your wireless connection and change your settings. To use your router with your Internet connection, you need to enter your username and password into the router's setup screen.
One of the major issue in wireless network is security as wireless network is not considered to be well secured. Threats like hacking wireless id information, along with your physical address are always there. The two primary methods for providing authentication and encryption in wireless networks are Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) and Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA).
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