In every router, you will several settings that can be done for connecting it to the home network. For configuring such settings, the router administrator is required. We will now discuss the most essential and the basic settings you must need to be familiar with in order to connect to the home network.
Read all the steps and the settings carefully before implementing them on your device.
In every router, there are different operating modes available which you can use. Take for example in Netgear Nighthawk router, you can use 802.11g in place of 802.11b for enhancing the performance and reliability of the network.
The channel number is the frequency band used by the Netgear router for communication purposes. It usually ranges from 1 to 11 and 1, 6 and 11 being the most used and preferred band because of the capacity to overcome the interference problem.
When you connect any smart device to the router, it searches the SSID which is also called a router name or the Wi-Fi name. Routers are configured with the default username and password. The username is generally the vendor name and the extension.
Internet connection settings for routers
The internet settings for the Netgear router are given in the dashboard or the administrator console which can be opened by entering the default username and password for Nighthawk router.
Internet connection type
You can connect the Netgear nighthawk router to any internet service provider and connect the devices to it. Apart from this, there is a connection type option available that helps in connecting the device through a particular method.
These connection types are based on the topology or the protocol used for communication. The most common types of internet connection are Static IP, L2TP, PPoE and dynamic IP.
Internet username and password
The username and the password to the router are assigned by the internet service provider from whom you have subscribed to the internet services. If you are using the dialer subscriber line, then you can log in to the internet through the ISP’s provided username and password.
Security settings for home routers
It is suggested to change the default username and the password provided by the router manufacturers as these details can be easily guessed by the intruders or unauthorized persons and they can change the settings on their own.
To change the security settings, go to ‘Wireless networking’ followed by ‘Security mode’. Click on ‘Encryption’ finally. Here, you will find the ‘Authentication option’ from where you can change the password and restrict the online hackers from using your home network. The security modes and the types are different for different models. You can check the complete details from the Netgear support page.