Steps to keep in mind while installing a wireless router
A wireless router is a networking device which can work as a gateway for joining your system and a modem device. A router is capable of working as a wireless access point. The access point is used for communicating with your wireless device. This is done by connecting the devices to the wireless network. You are advised to connect the system, wireless router and modem using an Ethernet cable before using the wireless router. You also need to configure the wireless router configuration before using the router. To start installing the router, you need to select the equipment and then remove the cable modem from the power supply. You need to then remove the Ethernet cable and connect the loose end of the cable to Internet port of the router. You can then reconnect the modem and plug in the Ethernet cable. You need to then connect the power cord of the router and install the router.
- Avoid dial-up connection
- Check router lights
- Get an internal or external wireless card
Avoid dial-up connection
When you are attempting to install a wireless router on the system, you need to make sure that you are not using a dial-up connection. There may be serious connection issues while using a dial-up connection. You need to change your routers user name and password. This is used to prevent anyone from accessing your wireless connection and modifying settings with a default user name and password. You need to enter your Internet user name and password in the setup screen of router to use the router with an Internet connection.
Check router lights
You need to check if the routers lights are on or not. You need to check the wireless light, the power light, the security light and the Internet light. You need to check if these lights are off, red or amber in color or flashing. These are symptoms of router issues. If any light is not blinking, you need to then ensure that the cable connections are secure.
When you are trying to install a wireless router to the system, you need to ensure that the system has a wireless card that is either internal or external. The signal strength of the router will increase throughout the building by placing it in a central location away from walls.
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