How To Connect A Wireless Router
Need to know how to connect a wireless router? We've got you covered, with step by step directions on how to get your wireless network up and running so you can surf the web without having to be tied down by wires.
To connect a wireless router, you will need:
- Wireless Router
- Laptop or Desktop computer
- Connect First, you need to connect your wireless router to your modem. Currently your modem has an Ethernet cable coming out of it that is probably connected to your computer. Disconnect that cable from the back of your PC and instead plug it into the back of your router into the port that is labeled "Modem." if you're doing the Internet thing for the first time, the cable you're looking for looks traditional cable and should have come packaged with your modem.
- Plug in router. Now that your modems connected you'll need to power your router on, so plug it in!
- Connected You've essentially just connected your wireless router, and should be able to connect to your new wireless network from anywhere in the area. Right now, the network will be unsecured (meaning anyone can use it who happens to be nearby) and will be named after the manufacturer of your router (i.e. Belkin).
- Software Take your installation a step further by installing the software that came included with your router and securing your network. The software will take you step-by-step through the process to secure your router (so other people can't access your network) and help you set up passwords you can give people you want. Securing your network is always the smart man move, and helps protect you against computer hackers as well as moochers who want to use your Internet rather than pay for their own.