Among the list of great innovative developments in our modern world is the fast advancement of the internet. As far as computer network technology is concerned, the internet is and will always be considered a huge successful breakthrough. To most people, it is very important to remain fully informed as well as up to date about the current major events around the world. Thanks to the internet, this goal can easily be accomplished. The internet has become the single most widespread and useful electronic medium today. Its popularity is beyond compare and billions of people around the world are getting connected and online on a daily basis just to browse and search for much useful information. Social media websites have made keeping in touch with family relatives and friends that are located far and away so much easier for us. Communications nowadays have also significantly improved and made so much easier as well as far better especially now that people can make video calls via the internet.
With that in mind, it is very important that your internet connectivity is always working.
One gadget that is necessary to be able to share internet at home is the wireless router. Wireless routers enable subscribers to hook up several computers, smart tv’s, and mobile devices to the internet simultaneously and wirelessly. It also makes it possible for you to do file sharing in your private network. This device is without a doubt essential to stay connected to the world nowadays. On the other hand, routers are still electronic gadgets and consequently, there will be moments that it will have some problems. These issues include loss in wireless connectivity, slow internet speed, as well as basic setup. For help, most individuals, specifically those that are not technically experienced, must contact their internet provider’s customer support. This always means that you’ll have to spend a long time waiting in line just to speak to a support agent. Moreover, you’re very likely to be put on hold or get shifted back and forth to get to the appropriate technical support based on what your concern is.
Thankfully, router guides and setup software utilities are widely available online and you can even download them in advance. Doing this, you can try to do the troubleshooting on your own using the guide as reference when you experience some connectivity issue with your router. Router settings get messed up usually after having a series of power fluctuations or interruptions. In which case the settings can get reset back to defaults and you’ll have to run the setup once again using the setup utility you’ve downloaded. In some cases internet speed gets sluggish when there are too many gadgets hooked up specifically when there are unwanted guests linking to your wireless network. You can use a computer that is hardwired to the router to be able to access it. Just pull up your internet browser and type the router’s IP address (usually “192.168.1.1”) on the address bar. You’ll be asked to supply the routerlogin password which is “admin” by default.
You can check the status of your internet connection, check the list of devices connecting to your network, check your wireless network settings, and check the password for your wireless network once you get inside the router’s user interface. Securing your wireless network by putting a password on it can prevent unwanted guests from connecting and using your internet freely. It is also recommended that you change the password from time to time. Just make sure that you have the new passwords written somewhere.