When you are making the move to a wireless internet connection at home, you should know that this is a process that is easier than you may think. Once you have your home wifi connection set up, you will also be able to benefit from connections anywhere in your house as long as your device is within reach. The first step will be installing your router so that you can have a solid home network to get started.
There will be a number of factors to consider when picking the best router to meet your needs. For example, you need to look at transfer speed, distance, security and interference. Some of the more expensive wireless routers will offer more antennae, which will usually give you a bit more of a stable connection even when you are at a further distance.
After you select the router, you will need to connect it to your modem at home. The router will have its own port that should be labeled with WAN/WLAN/Internet. You can connect this port into your modem simply by using a standard type Ethernet cable. Just be sure that your router is all powered up and fully turned on.
Not every router that you have will come with its own software for installation, but if you have one that did, you can install it on any computer that is connected to your router through the Ethernet cable. If you have bundled software, it will make setting up your router even more convenient than having to go through a bunch of menus for configuration. Many routers will have software that automatically located your internet settings, which is the information the router has to have so that it can translate the internet connection and then transfer it to each of your wirelessly connected devices.
If you do not have installation software, you can go to the configuration page for the router using your web browser. You should be asked for the username and password, which is generally provided in the documents that came with the router. From there, you can enter in your information on your internet connection, including your IP address and the DNS information for the provider of your internet service.
Next, you can go into the wireless setting section in the router menu where you can enable or disable the signal, set the encryption, change the name of the network and more. Apply your settings, make sure that everything is saved and make it so that your router is placed in the home so that you are able to get the best possible signal. For many homeowners, this will mean finding a central location that is free of any walls, doors, and any other obstacles that could hinder the signal. If you happen to have multiple floors, you might want to consider going with more than one router so that you get the coverage that you need.
Once everything is up and running, you will see that setting up home wifi will be one of the best decisions that you could have made.