Routers – Getting Started & Next Steps

Setup Guides and Utilities Take Away the Hassle of Calling Your Router’s Customer Support

The rapid development of the internet is absolutely one of the biggest revolutions in the world that we as humans are experiencing today. As far as computer network technology is concerned, the internet is and will always be considered a huge successful breakthrough. To most people, it is very important to remain fully informed as well as up to date about the current major events around the world. Thanks to the internet, this goal can easily be accomplished. Nowadays, the internet has become the single most popular and helpful medium. Its reputation is above compare and millions of individuals worldwide are getting hooked up and online on a regular basis basically to browse and search for information. Social media websites have made it so much easier for us to keep in touch with family relatives and friends that are located far and away. We now have superior means of communications and far better primarily now that video calls can be done online.
Knowing that, your internet connectivity working constantly is extremely important.

One device that is required to share your internet subscription at home is the wireless router. Wireless routers enable subscribers to hook up several computers, smart tv’s, and mobile devices to the internet simultaneously and wirelessly. It also enables you to do file sharing in your personal network. This device is no doubt very important to remain connected to the world today. However, routers are still electronic devices and as such, there will be times that it will have some issues. These issues include loss in wireless connectivity, slow internet speed, as well as basic setup. A lot of people, particularly those that are not technically knowledgeable, have to phone their internet provider’s customer support for assistance. This often suggests that you’ll have to stay long and wait on the line to get a support agent. On top of that, you’re more likely to be put on hold for a long time as they transfer you to the correct technical support according to what your problem is.

Fortunately, router guides and setup software utilities are extensively accessible on the internet and you can even download them ahead of time. Doing this, you can try to do the troubleshooting on your own using the guide as reference when you experience some connectivity issue with your router. Router settings get messed up usually after having a series of power fluctuations or interruptions. In that situation the settings may get reset to defaults and you’ll need to run the setup once more using the setup utility you’ve saved. At times internet speed gets slower when there are more devices linked particularly when there are unauthorized guests hooking up to your wireless network. You’ll need to use a computer that is wired to the router in order to access it. Then open your internet browser and enter the router’s IP address (usually “192.168.1.1”) on the address bar. You’ll be asked to supply the routerlogin password which is “admin” by default.

You can check the status of your internet connection, check the list of devices connecting to your network, check your wireless network settings, and check the password for your wireless network once you get inside the router’s user interface. Securing your wireless network by placing a password on it can protect against undesirable guests from hooking up and making use of your internet freely. It is also recommended that you change the password from time to time. Just make sure that you have the new passwords written somewhere.

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