How to Connect a Wireless Router

When connecting to connect a Wireless Router to the Internet and to offer the WLAN (Wireless Local Network) to connect locally It is crucial that you have a functioning Broadband DSL connection to the Internet through an DSL modem. Many non-technical users are confused as to the distinction between wireless routers and Internet Gateway Router, which comes with a built-in modem, and doesn’t require an independent DSL modem.

Let’s suppose you already own a DSL modem, and you’ve tested connections to Internet via the modem on the help of a computer. The next step is join the router wirelessly to DSL Modem and also set an Local Wireless LAN to enable local devices to be wirelessly connected to the modem. If you own cable modems because the broadband service you receive from Your Internet Service Provider comes as a cable-based service, the configuration is the same and we have already tried the capabilities that comes with Cable Modem. Cable Modem. To be able to connect wirelessly your notebooks, PCs, or Gaming Consoles must to support IEEE 802.11 wireless standard. Also, they should be equipped with an wireless NIC card, either built into the motherboard, or you’ll require an adapter for wireless that is the most popular being USB Wireless Adapters which are mostly plug and Play .

The other thing you should keep in mind when buying a wireless router is to ensure it’s not an access point for wireless, as it won’t have the ability to route data, which is essential in connecting wireless gadgets to Internet.

We’re almost ready to connect to our wireless device. Therefore, it’s an ideal idea to keep copies of any setup instructions included from the gadget. They’ll be very alike, regardless of manufacturer, however there could be slight distinctions.

Unplug or turn off the DSL Modem you have and Cable Modem. If it’s an DSL Modem then it will be connected to a phone point using a telephone cable, typically through the ADSL filter. Take the network cable that comes by your wireless router and connect one end to the RJ-45 receptacle of your DSL Modem (there will usually only one). The other cable end should be connected to the WAN port of the wireless router. Many wireless routers also come with 4 ports that allow users to connect four separate PCs using cables. Its WAN port is usually different from the computer ports by use of color coding, or because of the fact that it’s distinct from the other four ports.

It is the next thing to do: connect and turn to it. Plug in the DSL Modem and wait few minutes for it to start and connect to your Service Provider network using phone cable. The DSL Modem is likely to have an LED that is visible, indicating that it has successfully connected with the Internet.

Then, switch on the wireless router was previously connected with the DSL Modem soon, and the green LED should confirm that you have successfully connected the Modem. It is now time to configure your Wireless Router itself.

Make use of a network patch cable to connect a PC with one of the four network ports of your wireless router. The built-in DHCP Server inside the wireless router must assign an IP address that is appropriate to the computer that is that is used to configure.

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