We often use the ability to access the Internet from different devices: laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc., but using a separate connection for each device is inconvenient, and not profitable. Therefore, the use of Wi-Fi network in the house is very convenient. In this article, we will tell you how to configure a Wi-Fi router to distribute such a network. So, let’s transgress.
What do you need for this? Computer, Wi-Fi router and cable Internet provider (telephone, satellite or any other). At least one computer in your home must have a connector Rj-45, as a rule, a module for connecting to a local network is built into the motherboard and the connector is located on the back of the computer or on the side of the laptop (above the connector it can be written "LAN")
You need to connect all the cables to the appropriate connectors: into one of the LAN connectors on the router, connect the cable that will be connected directly to the computer, connect the Internet cable to the WAN connector, well, it remains to connect only the power supply. When all the cables are connected, turn on the router.
It is worth saying that if you turn on the router after 5-10 seconds, the Internet icon continues to burn or blink, then the Internet in the router is already configured, and it remains to configure only the computer itself. In addition, if someone used your router before, then before setting up, you must reset the previous settings to the factory settings using the button "Reset".
First we need to go to Network and Sharing Center. To do this, in the lower right part of the desktop, next to the date and time, you can see the icon "Network connections". Right-click on it and select Network and Sharing Center. If you don’t see this icon, go to "Start". "Control Panel". Network and Sharing Center. Or you can also open this window through the command line.
As soon as you go to the Network and Sharing Center you need to click on the tab "Change adapter settings" or "Managing Wireless Networks" depending on your operating system. In general, you should open a window "Network connections".
Then you need to right-click on the connection through which your computer connects to the router. If you are setting up for the first time, then such a connection may not appear, then on the page Network and Sharing Center you must first create it by clicking on the link “Create and configure a new connection or network” continue to follow the prompts. After creating, return to the window again "Network connections" and right-click on the created connection.
Next, select the item in the pop-up window "Properties". A window will open "Network Properties". There you need to find the item: “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP / IPv4)”, and on this item you need to double-click. In the opened properties of this protocol, you need to check the boxes to automatically obtain the IP address and DNS server address. Of course, do not forget to save all the settings with the OK button.
An active DHCP server will assign an address to your computer. Most often it has the form 192.168.1.1, but sometimes it happens 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.10.1 etc. What specific you need to see, right-clicking on this connection and select "Condition". In the window that opens, click on the button "Intelligence". There opposite the point "IPv4 DHCP Server" Your address will be registered. (In principle, this address can be written in the instructions for your router, or on the router itself). We need it to configure the router.
This address must be entered in the address bar of the browser. You will see the settings entry panel, which will ask you for a username and password. Usually it admin-admin (on Zyxel devices: admin-1234). Entering this data, you will go to the settings of the router. There click on the item "Quick setup" and follow the prompts (you will most likely need data to enter the Internet from your provider, they are indicated in the contract). Wireless setup is a separate item. There, you will be required to enter a password for accessing the wireless network, which you can think of yourself, unless of course you decide to establish a Wi-Fi connection with a password. After all the settings are saved, it remains only to wait for your computer to connect to the Internet. After connecting, if the device to which you connected the router through the cable has Wi-Fi, then the cable connecting the router and computer can be disconnected.
It happens that your computer is connected to a Wi-Fi network, but you forgot the password and cannot remember. In fact, watching it on the computer itself is not difficult. But in order to see this password, you need at least one computer connected to this network.
So let’s get started. First of all, go to the section Network and Sharing Center You can go to this section simply by right-clicking on the connection icon and select the link Network and Sharing Center.
Next, in the window that opens, click on the link "Managing Wireless Networks" or "Change adapter settings" depending on your version of Windows.
After that, you need to right-click on the active network and select "Properties" or "state", and then in the window that appears, click on the button “Wireless Connection Properties”, also depending on your version of the operating system. In general, you should have such a window.
In this window you need to select the tab "Security". There you will see a section "Network Security Key", which is hidden by dots, but to see the password, you just need to check the box next to "Display entered characters". That’s all.
You can also go to the router settings and see the password directly there. In order to go into the settings of the router, you need to have the router connected to the computer with a cable. Then you need to type in the browser bar IP Address: 192.168.1.1 (sometimes 192.168.0.1). You will need to enter a username and password to enter the settings. In general, as a rule, they are of a standard form: login: admin password: admin, unless you change them yourself.
Going to the settings you need to click on the tab Wireless. Wireless Security) And opposite the paragraph: PSK Password your password will be actually registered.
If the above methods did not help, then you just need to reset the router to factory settings, and reconfigure the network with a new password.
In this article, we will look at ways to connect to the Internet using the Windows 7 operating system as an example. Although the connection methods are identical on Windows 8 and Windows Vista.
NOTE. All of the steps below assume that you have already configured your network with your ISP. As well as the bill for Internet connections you have paid.
It’s worth starting to find out what kind of connection you have. If it’s wireless, then you need to make sure that your computer is connected to the network, because if you have lost the connection, the computer can connect to another network if it detects connections. Determining which network your computer is connected to is not difficult. Just click on the connection icon, and you will see a window with the name of the network to which your computer is currently connected, as well as all available connections. If the computer is connected to the wrong network, then click on the active network and click the DISABLE button, then click on the desired network and click on the CONNECT button.
After that, check the possibility of accessing the Internet. If it doesn’t help, move on.
If you had an Internet connection, and the connection was lost just after you installed any program, then you should check your computer for viruses, or roll back the system, because probably the reason for the lack of connection is in the newly installed program. If you did not install the program, or the rollback did not help, move on.
Now you need to check if all the cables are connected to your router or modem connectors.
To do this:
– Disconnect all modem cables from both the computer and the modem itself.
– Wait until all indicators on your modem / router go out.
– Check the serviceability of the cables themselves so that there are no bent contacts, etc., and also check the connectors themselves so that they are working and there is no dust in them.
– If all the pins are OK, reconnect the cables to the connectors of the modem / router first, and then to the computer connector (if this is of course required). It is also worth saying that all this must be done when the power of the router / modem is turned off, its power should be turned on only after connecting all the cables.
– After turning on the power, wait until all indicators light up. If any indicators do not light, this is a symptom. It is worth checking once again whether all the cables are connected correctly, and if everything is in order, then you should contact your provider.
– After all the indicators light up normally, turn on the computer and check the possibility of accessing the Internet.
If the problem persists, go ahead.
It happens that the problem with the router is not external, but internal. Then you need to reset the modem / router. As a rule, on the modem / router itself, there is a reset button (very often it is very small, and it happens that you can get to it only with a thin needle or rod). After resetting the settings, you need to reconfigure the router, to do this, insert the settings disk (it comes with the modem) into the drive and follow the prompts, if you do not have a drive or drive, enter the IP address in the address bar of the browser. (As a rule, it looks like this: 192.168.0.1, these numbers are for example, the address may differ for different routers, it must be looked up in the instructions for the modem.)
Also, to the common cause of a connection failure, it may be that your drivers have flown.
This often happens, for example, after reinstalling the operating system or installing new programs. If this happens, then you just need to update the driver. As a rule, the driver is on the disks that came with the computer.
Also, one of the reasons for the lack of connection may be incorrect configuration of the firewall. Check if the browser is open in the settings.
If the above methods did not help, then you need to contact your provider for additional advice on troubleshooting.