Tips for Configuring a Router on the Existing Home Network

A router is perfect to be said as a networking device that forwards data packets, live Internet connections between the network and your smart devices.Routers perform well in directing traffic that functions well on the Internet. This device is the invention of the latest technology that also gives a helping hand in completing the process of NetgearWiFi Range Extender Setupto spread its range of WiFi network all over the house. Well, a router is connected to more than three to four data lines from a different and unusual network.

The below-given steps brief that how you can set up a broadband router for your existing home network.

1. Pick an Appropriate Position

Select the best spot to install your router like in open place floor or table that is free from heat and dust. Don’t worry, as this will not be the permanent and fixed location for your device. Sometimes it happens that the wireless routers need a careful positioning and development in those places that are difficult to receive the live signals coming out of the main router.So it will be better for our valuable users to desire the best location for installation of the router so that it will be easy to work and configure with it and stop worrying about the final placement in future.

Also, remember that your device supposes to be in the range of your existing network. After that, plug in into an electric wall socket and push the On/Off button situated at the back of the router. If your device is throwing heat, then we strictly advise not to proceed further until the device completely cools down.

2. Connect your Smart Device (computer or laptop) with the Router

Note: This process is temporary (only till the process of configuration).

Connect your smart device to the router with the help of an Ethernet cable. Also, turn off those devices, which carries the same frequency as metal appliances, electronic gadgets, Bluetooth speaker, treadmill or third-party neighboring devices. These devices are the biggest disasters that create a lot of interference between devices and Internet connectivity.

3. Go to the routers Administration Page

Well, it is not a difficult task to visit the Router’s administration console page. From the same device that is physically connected with your router, onto that open a web browser and type the default IP address into the field of the address bar. For this step, you have to be certain that all your connected smart devices are receiving well, good, and proper WiFi signal from the existing modem. Once you have logged in successfully, you will be prompt to fill in the default username and password to the required fields.

4. Switch to a Range Extender

As all know that the range extenders are well known to spread the range of the existing network all over the house (from door front to the backyard) without buffering, signal breakage, and without any interference of third-party devices. You just have to introduce router and the extender with each other and tie a perfect knot between them with the help of an Ethernet cable.

Then, you can visit the home page of Netgear Genie Setup by the means of mywifiext. The mentioned URL is used to guide its valuable users for providing each and every safe and secure steps of installation and also navigate them to create an extra strong password that will help in protecting their devices and network from hacking.

5. Upgrade the Router’s MAC Address

It may also interest you to know that the Internet Service Providers endorse and validate their customers by an address known as MAC address. In case you are using an old version of the router, then your service provider supposes to track the MAC address of your device and alert you to go online for a new router. So, before investing money, to purchase a new device, do have a word with your provider or Netgear experts to guide you step by step to update the MAC address of your existing device.

6. Change the Default SSID and Password

Devices often come with the default username and password, set as default by the maker or the Internet Service Provider. In that case, what are you supposed to do is changing and creating the login credentials to something strong that would be impossible for hackers to get the details? Hackers often have the list of top 1000 names of default or easy network name and password. So, create those details that go beyond the list, something strong and secure. Avoid dictionary words and make use of digits and alphabet both in the case of password and SSID.

Also, verify the local connection that is created between your router and the computer. For this, you can open a web browser and type My Wifi Ext into the field of the address bar to verify whether your device has received the valid IP address or not.

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