Posts Tagged ‘wireless router’ wireless router setup and configuration wizard is a common IP address that many routers use it as their default gateway, some hardware manufacturers also use this address to manage their wireless network setup or build a network. You can easily change this address through management console at, but it’s better not to change it in order to make the whole network work smoothly. Some other routers might use as their default IP address, it’s all depending on your own favorite settings.

Why can’t I access
If you need to connect to your router to manage the wireless settings, just type in your browser’s address bar and hit enter. Sometimes we may encounter a failure problem: the browser can’t get access to the router successfully. Why and how to solve this problem? Let me show you the steps.

First step is to ping To do this, we need to hit ‘START’ menu(if your computer system is Windows), then hit ‘Run’ menu, type ‘CMD’, this will popup a command window, then type ‘ping’ in the window, watch the result. If it shows ‘Reply from’, it means your network is OK, if it shows ‘request time out’, it means you cann’t connect to your wireless router.

Here might be the reasons:
1. Your computer’s TCP/IP property is not configured correctly.
2. Your computers TCP/IP settings are correct, and your router is also connected to a Modem, but your Modem’s setting conflicts with your router’s default setting, this stops you from getting access to the router.
3. There is a proxy setup in your browser.
4. There are multiple network cards in your computer, and their TCP/IP settings conflict.
5. Your router’s gateway is not, or you’ve mistaken it with 192.168.l.l.

If you have solved the above problem, we are going to share with you steps of how to setup a wireless router, you will find them work with many routers like Linksys, TP-link, D-link, Netgear, etc.

Step one: Connect the lines/cables
Before routers were invented and became popular in the market, we always connect our computers directly to broadband internet. Now most families have more than one computer, so we need to use a router to share broadband Internet access. If you are using router without wireless function, the first step is to connect the cable to WAN port of the router, and please make sure your computer is also connected to the router (LAN port).

After cables are plugged, the router will work properly with system indicator light(SYS light or a small gear icon) blinking. If the corresponding indicator does not light or computer port card icon displays a red cross, then it means there is a line connection problem. Try checking cable connections or change another cable to use.

Step two: Wireless Router settings
Open a web browser, enter in the address bar to open the router management interface, in the pop-up login box, enter the router’s administrative account (username and password are usually ‘admin’). Then select ‘Setup Wizard’, and select the correct access mode (common access methods are PPPOE, static IP address).

PPPOE: This is the most common means of internet access, it usually use dial-up method with username and password you get from your ISP to get access to internet. ADSL lines belong to this means.
Static IP Address: ISP carrier provides you a fixed IP address, gateway, DNS, etc. Some fiber optic lines use static IP addresses.

Next, we will setup a name of your router and a password for wireless signal:
Click ‘Setup Wizard – Wireless Settings’, we can see channel, mode, security options, SSID and other settings. SSID is the router name displayed while people are searching wireless signals, you can easily enter whatever you like or just leave it by default. At the wireless security section, we need to choose wpa-psk or wpa2-psk to set our router’s password, it’s the password for your laptop or cell phone to get connected to the wireless router, normally wpa2-psk is better. If you don’t want others to rub your network, you should choose a complex password.

After you’ve completed the above steps, restart your router, then get access to the management interface(, you will see your IP address is, wait 1-2 minutes, it will soon obtain a IP which is your external IP, now you are connected to Internet.

Some other wireless routers might be different since they have DHCP service integrated, the router will automatically assign an IP for your computer after it’s connected correctly, this should work both for cable router and wireless router.

Step three: How do I connect other devices to my router
Through above steps, the computer that you are working on will be able to get online, but if there is another computer, how can it get access to the Internet? It’s pretty simple, just do the same steps that your first computer get connected to the wireless router. It also works for your cell phones and others, like android cell phones, Iphones, they have wireless modules integrated, find the function, search wireless signals, find your router, click to connect, enter your password, it will soon show you a successful status.

What can I do if I don’t know or don’t remember password?
It’s really simple, you need to reset your router. Find the reset button on your router, push and stick to it for several seconds, and then unplug it and power it on again. Then enter ‘admin’ for the username and password at the management interface, it will get access to and work smoothly.

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Posted in wireless router settings No Comments » wireless router setting and configuration steps is an IP address used by most router manufacturers as their routers’ default address, including normal routers and wireless routers. Some of us might have no idea how to setup and configure routers, and even don’t know how to access your router’s configuration page. Don’t worry, I’m going to explain details of how to setup your router and some troubleshooting you might face.

What is my router’s default username and password?

First, usually the username and password are marked on the back of your router, you need to look for them carefully, they are always marked on a label along with router’s serial number and login address. When these routers are manufactured and shipped, their default username and password are usually like this: username(case sensitive): admin, password: admin.

If you have a router at hand, you could take a  look at the back of it to check whether there is a label. If there’s none, it doesn’t matter, there’s always a manual or introduction paper.

Second, most mainstream routers’ login address is “”,  such as Linksys, Tp-link and Mercury routers. This default address is set by manufacturers in order to be easy remembered. Whenever you want to check router’s status or change settings or restart it, you can login at this address to the management page. If you failed to open it, please refer to the manual book whether the address is right or not, sometimes it’s or And, please note that it’s not www.

How to configure my router and why can’t I get access to

Most of us are interested in configuring our routers by ourselves at the management page, but sometimes while typing in the address bar, the browsers failed to open it. What is the problem and how to solve it? Here are some solutions:

1.Ensure your router’s WAN port and LAN port are connected with cables, and check whether NIC is connected with router’s port 1,2,3,4, likewise.

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2.Check whether the light of your router is on after you power on your router.

3.After connecting the cables, power on your computer, then we need to check whether your IP is configured properly. First, hit the ‘Start’ menu and then ‘Run’ menu, type ‘CMD’, hit ‘OK’, then type ‘ipconfig’ in the command interface, check whether the IP of local connection is 192.168.1.x (x can be between 2-254), default gateway, subnet mask If they are all as I wrote, there’s no problem.

4.If they are not what I wrote above, you need to check and configure your computer’s IP. The steps are: right click Network Neighborhood, choose Properties, find the ‘TCP/IP’ line and double-click to modify your IP, keep DNS to ‘obtain automatically’. (If your system is VISTA or WIN7, select the line with ‘IPV4’)

5.After entering the router configuration page, you can go directly to the ‘Network configuration’, then ‘WAN port settings’(my router shows these names, most brands of routers show very much the same), and then type in your account and password which you get your form cable provider, if they are not right, call the customer service.

6.If your computer still failed connecting to the internet, you can restore the setting of the router with following steps:

Find the small hole next to the router’s power cord socket, find a needle or a sharp stick, power off the router, insert the needle or stick to the hole and stick to it, then power on the router, after three seconds, then let go. Next is to login the router and reconfigure the settings. Also you need to check whether your computer’s IP is in the same network segment with your router.

7.After you restored the router to it’s default settings, try to open, it should work now.

8.If it’s still not working, try these steps: hit ‘start – run – cmd’, and type ‘ping’ to determine whether your network card is working smoothly. If there is no problem with your network card, replace your router, but you’d better borrow a computer to re-check whether your router is working correctly.

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