How to enter the settings of the router and configure it for a novice user?
Within the framework of this material, a simple and accessible algorithm of how to enter the settings of the router and the order of its configuration will be described. All this will allow anyone, regardless of their level of knowledge, to create an Internet connection point.
When is it necessary?
You may need to enter the settings of the router in two cases:
- When you first set it up.
- To perform diagnostics.
In the first case, you purchased a completely new device with factory settings, so you need to properly configure it. And in the second situation, there are problems or failures in the router. And you need to find out the reason for their appearance and, if possible, eliminate it. The difference between them lies in the fact that in the first case, in addition to the setting, the router should be connected correctly. Otherwise, there are no particular differences.
Ways of doing
There are two main ways to enter the settings of the router. The first one is based on specialized software that comes bundled with the device on a CD. The disadvantage of this solution is obvious. Each router has its own, strictly defined utility. The interface for each manufacturer is individual. Therefore, when setting up a new device for you, the manufacturer will have to study it again. More appropriate is the method that is based on using the browser. It is universal and the order of its application is identical in all cases. That is, there is no binding to one strictly defined manufacturer. At the same time, their level of complexity is approximately the same. This method of configuring routers will be considered in the framework of this article.
Start setting up a new router with a connection. If you have a router already connected and configured, and you only want to adjust its settings, then skip this step. We start with the power supply. Its cord is connected to the round jack on the back of the device, and the unit itself is installed in the outlet. Next to the "Internet" jack, we connect the twisted pair cable that goes from the provider.A cord that comes bundled with the router, one end is installed in the connector "LAN1", and the second is connected to a desktop computer or laptop. At this connection for setting over. You can turn on the toggle switch and then wait for the download to finish (the Power, Internet, Wi-Fi and LAN1 LEDs will signal this). After that, proceed to the next stage.
To begin, we study the documentation that is included with the device. Not always, of course, it is available, but still. It is necessary to clarify the following information:
- network address to enter the settings;
- username and password to access device parameters.
All this is necessarily indicated in the instruction manual. But if the documentation is irretrievably lost, then no need to be upset. There is another way to find out this information, which will be further described.
We look at the body
The second way to find out the router's network address, login and password to configure it is to inspect the sticker on its case. It is located in the lower part. It necessarily contains this information. If it is impossible to find out the router’s network address, username and password to configure it here, then you can pick them up. The first parameter can be "198.162.x.1".But instead of "x" should be "0" or "1". So if the first option did not fit, then type the second one. In response, a window should appear asking you to enter a username and password. The most common option is “admin”, that is, both parameters are the same. This is the answer to the question of how to enter the settings of the ASUS router or TP-Link. Although there is also a variant with the login “admin” and the password “1234”. This combination is already suitable for devices brand "Ziksel". If nothing helps, then turn off the router, pull out the wire from the provider and drop it directly into a personal computer or laptop. Find the official website of the manufacturer of the device. From it we download the electronic version of the user's manual, and there we already find the information we need. After this, we restore the connection and try to re-enter the settings. If the login and password are entered correctly, and the settings window does not open, you can reset the router settings to the factory settings. For these purposes, a special button is provided on the back of its case. She is in the recess. You can press it with a pen or wire. Hold it for 10 seconds.Next will be a full reboot of the router. After that, its parameters will return to the factory inserts, and the situation described by many “I cannot enter the settings of the router” will be solved. Now you need to use the default login and password. Most often, this technique is used on used routers, in which the configuration is changed.
After we figured out how to enter the settings of the router, we will determine the parameters that need to be set. In the browser window that opens, go to the “Wireless Networks” section by pressing the left mouse button once. Next you need to set the following parameters:
- The network name is set in the "SSID" field. It is better to use some non-standard name, for example, “Romashka01”. This will greatly complicate the attacker's task when attempting to hack your wireless network.
- The option "Hide SSID" makes sense to set in the case when all devices are connected to the network (personal computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones). In this case, the network name will be encrypted, so it will be problematic to connect to it, even knowing the password.
- The mode of operation of the wireless network is best set to "Auto". This will allow the router to automatically change its mode of operation and adjust to the transmitter of the connected device.
- Choose channel "Wi-Fi" at its discretion. Experts recommend using channels 1, 7, and 14 as the most interference free.
- Security encoding set in "WPA2". It provides the highest level of security available today.
- In the last field, set the password for connecting to the network. It is better to use letters with different case and numbers.
After that, click "Apply" to save the changes.
At the final stage of configuring the router, you must perform a full reboot. This must be done in order for the changes to finally take effect. To do this, from its back side we find the “Power” button (in Russian it means “food”). It is usually located near the antenna. Push it and release. In this case, all the LEDs of the network device should go out. Next, wait 10 seconds and turn it on. We are waiting for it to fully load (that is, when the Internet, Wi-Fi and Power LEDs light up or flash). After that, you can connect to the router and check its performance.The wired part of the network will immediately work. And with a wireless connection, you will need to enter a login and password. Next, we launch the browser and enter “rambler.ru” in its address bar. Then click "Enter", after which this site will have to load if everything is done correctly. Otherwise, check the parameters of the router.
This material describes a simple and versatile way of how to enter the settings of the router, as well as its settings. Following our instructions, you can easily and simply perform this operation. At the same time, problems should not arise for both novice users and advanced users. So feel free to take and do.