What are the common things to keep in mind while configuring the settings of SMC router?
The wireless router
consist of wireless access point and network switch. You can connect directly to Internet or a network without the need for cables. It has the flexibility to work in wired LAN, wireless LAN, or both. Router has LAN port, which is similar to network switch. WAN port is for connecting wide area network and can be used for Internet connection. The SMC router develops routers for both consumer and SOHO users. Configuring the router setting is an easy process. First, login to router settings and go to 'Setup' to select New Connection. Go to Network Connections to select 'Create a New Connection' and navigate through the process to finish the configuration.
The following are common things to keep in mind while configuring the settings of SMC router:
- SMC Wireless Router setup
- SMC Wireless Router Settings
- Common things to be kept in mind
SMC Wireless Router setup
To begin the processes, plug the SMC Wireless Router to the power adapter to see the Power LED is turned ON. Next, connect Ethernet cable’s one end to WAN port of SMC Wireless Router and other to the modem’s Ethernet port. After that, power ON modem and router. After that, check the IP communication of modem and router. The automatic detection of computer and router begins at this point.
SMC Wireless Router Settings
Open the web browser, type http://192.168.0.1 and then enter username as admin and leave password blank. After setting the time zone, select the option to handle IP address on the network. You may select Dynamic option as DHCP server or could select Static IP address. Next, you need to set wireless connection by changing the default SSID to match workgroup ID and reboot the router to finish of the process. It is also possible to change the default username and password to ensure more security.
Common things to be kept in mind
You must install correct drivers for your system otherwise there may be problems with the network adapter and wireless connectivity. You may face the problem that the signal strength deteriorates or network performance drops and to solve this you must ensure that wireless equipment like cordless phone, microwave are not placed near the access point. There are some general troubleshooting steps like check the wires are properly plugged, lights of the router and modem are on etc.
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