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How to install and configure a router

How to install and configure a router

In today's era of advanced technology, world has become more convenient and efficient. The Internet is widely used and promoted as main channel for information and communication. In order to have extremely fast networking and a more convenient way to surf Internet, more and more people have started using routers. In this process, a very important issue is installation and configuration of router. In this article, we will take a detailed look at how to install and configure a router.

Step 1: Prepare

Before installing router, you need to do some preparations, such as checking contents of equipment, preparing network and power cables, etc. For most routers, device includes several main parts, such as a router, a power adapter, and a network cable. After confirming that equipment is complete, put device in place where it will be used, connect power cord and connect device to broadband device and wait for device to complete self-test.

Step 2: Log in to your router

The first time you log in to router's management system, you must provide an administrator account and password. Enter router's IP address into browser's address bar to open router's management page. Usually router's IP address is or If you're not sure, you can check router's manual or type "ipconfig" command on command line to check gateway address.

After opening router management page, enter default account name and password. Typically, initial account name is admin and password is admin or blank. After authorization, you can enter router management system.

Step 3: Set up your router

In router management system, you can make various settings of router, such as wireless network settings, Internet access mode settings, DHCP server settings, etc. Here we introduce these commonly used setting items respectively.

1. Wireless network settings

In wireless network settings, you can set wireless network name and password, and set wireless network encryption method, transmission speed, etc. When setting wireless network password, it should be as complex and hard to guess as possible to ensure security of wireless networks.

2. Internet access settings

In Internet access method settings, you can select several Internet access methods such as PPPoE, dynamic IP, and static IP. If you need to enter an account number and password to access Internet, then select PPPoE method. If IP address can be obtained automatically, select dynamic IP method. If you useIf you are using a fixed IP address, select static IP address method.

3. DHCP Server Settings

The DHCP server can automatically assign settings such as IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway to devices on local network. In DHCP server settings, you can set options such as IP address pool, IP address lease, subnet mask, default gateway, and DNS server.

Step 4: Save your settings

After making above settings, you need to save settings for them to take effect. Saving settings is usually at bottom of page, click "Save" to complete. The new settings will not take effect until router is rebooted.

Step 5. Checking connection

After making above settings, you need to check if network connection is normal. Can be checked with ping command, web browsing, etc.