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  1. Choose a convenient location to\015\012begin installing your router such as an open floor space or table. This\015\012does not need to be the permanent location of the device. Particularly\015\012for wireless routers, you may find it necessary to re-position the unit after installing\015\012it as the cables / signals may not reach all areas needed. At the\015\012beginning, its better to choose a location where it's easiest to work\015\012with the router and worry about final placement later.

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  3. Plug in the router's electrical power source, then turn on the router by pushing the power button.

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  5. (Optional) Connect your Internet modem to the router. Most network modems connect via an Ethernet cable but USB\015\012connections are becoming increasingly common. The cable plugs into the\015\012router jack named "WAN" or "uplink" or "Internet." After connecting the\015\012cable, be sure to power cycle (turn off and turn back on) the modem to\015\012ensure the router recognizes it.

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  7. Connect one computer to the router.\015\012Even if the router is a wireless model, connect this first computer to\015\012the router via a network cable. Using a cable during router\015\012installation ensures the maximum reliability of the equipment. Once a\015\012wireless router installation is complete, the computer can be changed\015\012over to a wireless connection if desired.

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  9. Open the router's administration tool.\015\012From the computer connected to the router, first open your Web browser.\015\012Then enter the router's address for network administration in the Web\015\012address field and hit return to reach the router's home page.

    Many\015\012routers are reached by either the Web address "http://192.168.1.1" or\015\012"http://192.168.0.1" Consult your router's documentation to determine\015\012the exact address for your model. Note that you do not need a working\015\012Internet connection for this step.

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  11. Log in to the router.\015\012The router's home page will ask you for a username and password. Both\015\012are provided in the router's documentation. You should change the\015\012router's password for security reasons, but do this after the\015\012installation is complete to avoid unnecessary complications during the\015\012basic setup.

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  13. If you want your router to connect to the Internet, you must enter Internet connection information into that section of the router's configuration (exact location varies). If using DSL Internet, you may need to enter the PPPoE username and password. Likewise, if you have been issued a static IP address\015\012by your provider (you would need to have requested it), the static IP\015\012fields (including network mask and gateway) given to you by the\015\012provider must also must be set in the router.

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  15. If you were using a primary computer or an older network router to connect to the Internet, your provider may require you to update the MAC address of the router with the MAC address of the device you were using previously. Read How to Change a MAC Address for a detailed description of this process.

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  17. If this is a wireless router, change the network name (often called SSID).\015\012While the router comes to you with a network name set at the factory,\015\012you will never want to use this name on your network. Read How to Change the Router SSID for detailed instructions.

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  19. Verify the network connection is working\015\012between your one computer and the router. To do this, you must\015\012confirmed that the computer has received IP address information from\015\012the router. See How to Find IP Addresses for a description of this process.

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  21. (If applicable) Verify your one computer can connect to the Internet properly. Open your Web browser and visit a few Internet sites such as http://compnetworking.about.com/.

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  23. Connect additional computers to the router as needed. If connecting wirelessly, ensure the network name (SSID) of each is computer matches that of the router.

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  25. Finally, configure additional network security features as desired to guard your systems against Internet attackers. These WiFi Home Network Security Tips offer a good checklist to follow.
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  1. When\015\012connecting devices with network cables, be sure each end of the cable\015\012connects tightly. Loose cables are one of the most common sources of\015\012network setup problems.
\015\012What You Need:\015\012
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  • A network router (wireless or wired)
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  • Network adapters installed on all devices to be connected to the router
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  • A working Internet modem (optional)
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  • A Web browser installed at least one computer in the network

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