You will need
- - high-speed modem;
- - Wi-Fi router;
- - 2 Ethernet cable.
Unplug your modem from power supply and connect it to the router with an Ethernet cable. Use the Internet or Modem port on the rear panel of the router, it is usually located near the power port and distinguished by color or label. Remove the cable between the modem and computer if it was installed previously.
Turn off the computer. Take another Ethernet cable. Connect one end to the network connector on the rear panel of the system unit of the computer. The other end of the cable connect to one of the numbered ports of the router. Which port you choose does not matter.
Connect the modem to the power supply and turn it on, wait until the modem will establish a connection with the server of your Internet provider, it may take 1-2 minutes. The success of connection will display the LEDs on the front panel of the device. Connect the router to the mains and turn it on, wait until the router connects to the modem, the connection success signal of the lit-up lights on the front panel of the router. Now turn on the computer. Connect the devices in that order, otherwise the Internet connection may fail.
Open your Internet browser and enter the router address into its address bar. The Ip address of the router can be found in the product documentation or on the official website of the manufacturer. As a result, you will be redirected to the setup page of the router. To access settings you will need to enter a username and password. Often the username is the word admin, and the password is the word password. The password field can also remain blank. Accurate information about the login and password read the documentation for the device.
On the settings page you can change the name, SSID, type of encryption to protect the network and set the password to access the wireless network. By making the necessary settings, click Apply or Save.
If the router came with a disc, install it available, they will simplify configuring the device. Try to set the router closer to the center of the room, away from walls, so the signal from it will be the most stable.