Thursday, February 17, 2011

Access Wireless Router Settings

Routers are physical devices that join multiple wired or wireless networks together. Although it seems technically challenging to adjust your router settings, it is actually very simple to do and can be done in just a few minutes.
Accessing your wireless router's settings allows you to make changes to your wireless network's configuration. It can also help you to secure your network better.


   1. Connect your computer to the wireless router. Although you can access the router wireless, it is better to use an Ethernet cable to directly connect to your router so that you can securely adjust router settings.
   2. Plug the ethernet cable into the appropriate ethernet jack on your computer. Plug the other end of the cable into any one of the open ethernet ports on the back of your wireless router.
   3. Open your computer's web browser. In the URL address field, enter the IP address for your wireless router. This information should be contained in your router's manual. If you cannot find it, enter "" as the address. This is usually the default IP address for most routers.
   4. Enter the username and password for your router. This should also be supplied in the router's manual.
   5. If you don't have this information, go to and find the brand and model of your router. This site lists the default login information for most wireless routers.
   6. You should now be able to see your wireless router settings. You can configure your network ports, as well as wireless network name and passwords.

Tips and Warnings!
  •  Be sure to connect to your router via Ethernet. If you accidentally break your WiFi settings, you will still be able to access the router and the Internet.