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Wireless Router Installation


Wireless Router Installation: Basic Setup


This document provides a general instruction to assist the installation of a standard / typical wireless router. More specific information relating to the routers we supply can be can be located on our Technical Support pages:

What You Need

Broadband Internet connection:

Digiweb Broadband is fully compatible with the use of Wireless Routers. However, please bear in mind that we can provide only limited Support for 3rd party hardware problems.

Wireless router:

The router converts signals from your Internet connection into a wireless broadcast, thus enabling you to wirelessly connect your PC / Laptop to the Internet.

Wireless network adapter:

This enables your computer to connect to the wireless router. Newer computers and laptops commonly come with this feature built in. In this case, you won't need to purchase an adapter. If your desktop does not have one, purchase a USB wireless network adapter, and for a laptop purchase a PC card network adapter.

Installing Your Router

Since there are many brands of routers, the ports on your particular router may be labeled differently. Refer to your equipment's original documentation for additional assistance.

Step 1-Unplug Modem (i.e. the modem supplied to you by Digiweb).

Turn off your broadband Internet modem by unplugging it.

Step 2-Unplug Network Cable.

Unplug your network cable from your computer and plug it into your router in the port label "Internet," "WAN," or "WLAN on your wireless router.

Step 3-Plug-In Modem.

Plug-in your modem and give it a few minutes to connect to the Internet again.

Step 4-Plug-In Router.

Plug-in your wireless router. After a couple more minutes, the "Internet," "WAN," or "WLAN" light on the front of your wireless router should light up - signaling that it has connected to your modem.

Step 5-Configure Router.

Next you will need to configure your router. Temporarily connect your computer to one of the open ports on your router using the cable that came with your router. Open a browser and type in the address that came with your router to configure it. Refer to your router's instruction manual if you are prompted for a username and/or password (below is listed the default usernames / passwords for some of the more common Wireless routers).

You will be taken to a configuration page for your router. Generally the default settings are fine, but you should do three things:

  • Set your Network Name (often called the SSID): Create a name to identify your network.
  • Set the network to WEP or WPA: this will help protect your wireless network. You may need to set a pass-phrase, but you will not need to memorize it.
  • Set the Password: set a secure password for your network with a combination of letters and numbers.

After these steps are completed, save the settings (click ok, save or apply).

Step 6-Connect to the Internet.

Connect your computer to the Internet. Your computer should show an icon saying that it has found a wireless connection. Right click on the icon to View Available Wireless Networks. You should see your network listed in the window that appears. Select it and you will be prompted for your password that you just set up. Enter the password, then click connect. Your connection should be online.


Common Router Login details:

3Com  admin/admin

D-Link  admin/(leave blank)

Linksys  admin/admin

Netgear  admin/password

ZyXEL  admin/(leave blank)

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