Basic router setup

Price is never a controlling factor, when it comes to wireless routers or the modems. There are a number of routers widely available in the market. Speed and routers don’t tend to determine the wireless connection. There are a few basic, low range types of the routers that will just help in obtaining a speed of about 56mbps. While you can always choose the ultra range and dual band routers in order to obtain high speed and better performances, it’s never a tedious task when it comes to setting up a wireless router.

You need to substitute the DSL or the telephone cable connection. First, you need to get rid of the cable from the power supply or the mains and then remove the Ethernet cable from the PC. You also need to let the phone cord be very much connected to the modem. Now, you need to connect one end of the Ethernet cable that was being removed to the internet port which is actually situated at the back of the router. Now you can plug the power source back again. This port is clearly mentioned by the router manufacturers.

Now, once you plug the Ethernet cable into the Ethernet port jack on the NIC of the PC, the other end has to enter in one of the Ethernet port on the router. You can try and check the indicator lights to determine whether the connection has been fit properly or not and if any port is faulty. There are five indicator lights and all of them have to be in the on mode. The lights are for the power, internet, security, wireless (Wi-Fi) and Ethernet network light. Once the lights are on stable mode, it will mean that the connection is correct and you just need to configure the router with the correct settings in order to use the broadband wirelessly. There is a user manual or guide coming along with a CD that can be run to help in the router setup procedure.