The most important thing nowadays when it comes to online access is having a reliable Wi-Fi connection. Such a connection can grant you unlimited and fast access to all the content out there. But in order to achieve this, you will need to set up your router just right. So here are a few tips on how to that.
Choose the Right Router
This is something that not many people will tell you, but a big part of having a good Internet connection via Wi-Fi is to choose the right router off the bat. This isn’t hard, but it can be tricky because the market is now flooded with affordable, yet sub par quality products.
So don’t go for the cheapest one you find in stores. Analyze the offer for a bit, and then make your choice. You needn’t get the most expensive one either, but make sure that you choose a capable router.
So now you have your router, and you got home and want to set it all up and get online. In order to do this, you need to first turn off your modem, and then unplug the Ethernet cable from your PC. Connect this cable to the WAN or Internet port on the new router that you just got, and then turn the modem back on.
Wait for a minute or two, then turn on the router as well, then wait again for up to two minutes. Use another Ethernet cable to connect your PC to the LAN port, and then you can turn your PC on.
Your computer will most likely benefit from an automatically assigned IP address via DHCP by now, so you needn’t worry about that. In fact, now you can easily get online. Congratulations!