Changing router settings can be a daunting task for someone who is not familiar with it. This guide will walk you through the steps of changing your router’s settings.
What is a Router?
A router is a device that helps to connect devices in a network. Routers can be used to connect your home, office, and other networks together. They can also be used to provide internet service to specific areas of your home or office.
Once you have a router, you will need to set it up.
Follow these instructions to set up your router.
If you’re having trouble connecting to the internet at home or work, there’s a good chance your router is malfunctioning. Follow these easy steps to set it back up and get online again:
- Turn off your modem and router by unplugging them from the wall outlet and turning them off in their respective menus.
- Wait five minutes for the modem and router to cool down before connecting them back up. If you don’t, you may end up damaging either device.
- Enter your router’s admin password if necessary (usually printed on the bottom of the device) and go to its main menu.
- Under “Linksys” or “D-Link,” select “Basic Settings.” On most routers, this will be located in the left column.
How to Change Router Settings?
You can change your router’s settings to improve your online experience. We’ll show you how to do it on a three popular routers: the Linksys EA6900, the Netgear Nighthawk X6, and the Asus RT-AC68U.
First, connect your router to an outlet with an included power cord. If you’re not sure how to do this, consult your router’s manual. Once it’s connected, open a browser (like Chrome or Safari) and navigate to the router’s login page.
- If you’re using a Linksys router, type http://192.168.1.1 into your browser’s address bar.
- If you’re using a Netgear router, type http://www.netgear.com/support/login into your browser’s address bar.
- Enter your username and password, and click “Log In.”
- On the Asus router, press the WPS button on the back of the router for five seconds until you see the “AsusWRT AC68U” logo appear onscreen; then enter admin as your username and password, and click “Login.”
- Once you’ve logged in, click on the “Home” tab at the top of the screen.
What Are the Different Types of Routers?
There are a few different types of routers, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Here’s a breakdown of the most common types:
Wireless Routers: These routers use radio waves to connect to other devices in your network, instead of traditional cables. They’re great for small homes or offices, since they can be placed anywhere in the room. However, they have a limited range and may not be able to reach some areas of your building.
Ethernet Routers: These routers use traditional cables to connect to other devices in your network. They’re usually more reliable than wireless routers, and they can be more versatile because they can support both wired and wireless networks. They’re also good for larger homes or offices.
Switch Routers: This type of router is similar to an Ethernet router, but it has additional features that make it better suited for larger networks. For example, a switch router can act as a gateway between different networks, making it possible to connect multiple devices on different networks (for example, a home network and a office network).
How to Change Router Settings on a Mac ?
If you’re looking for a way to change router settings on a Mac, there are a few different methods you can use.
One way is to open the Terminal app and type in the following command:
You’ll then be able to see all of your network devices and their current settings. To change your router’s settings, simply enter the new information into the corresponding text field.
Another method is to use the built-in Apple menu commands. For example, you can open the Menu bar and click on System Preferences. From here, click on Network and then select your desired router from the list. You can also use this menu command to change other network settings, such as your computer’s IP address.
How to Change Router Settings on a PC ?
If you need to change your router settings on a personal computer, follow these steps:
- Open a web browser and type the address of your router’s official website. The default router address is 192.168.1.1.
- Enter your login credentials, if necessary. If you are not currently logged in, you will be prompted to enter your credentials.
- Click the “Settings” link near the top of the page. This will take you to the router’s main configuration page.
- On this page, scroll down until you see the “Wireless” section and click on it. You will now be able to select the wireless network you want to connect to (if applicable).
- Under “Wireless Security,” make sure that the radio mode is set to “WPA2-PSK.” Under “Wireless Network Settings,” enter the security key for your wireless network (in this example, 12345678). If you are not currently connected to a wireless network, leave this field blank.
Finally, under “Basic Settings,” set your preferred internet speed and click save.
I hope this guide has helped you understand how to change router settings. If not, be sure to check out our full Router Setup Guide for more information on how to configure and use your router. In the meantime, happy networking!