Wireless router set up
Wireless router locationWhere possible, place your wireless router in a central location in your home. Move the router off the floor and away from walls and metal objects (such as metal file cabinets) as these will interfere with your router's wireless signals. If your router is near an outside wall, half of the wireless signals will be sent outside your home, and much of your router's power will be wasted. Dual antennas generally mean that you can play with individual antenna positions in order to create the best transceiver field for the chosen router location. If your wireless router is on the first floor of your house and your PC/laptop is on the second floor, try putting the wireless router on a shelf higher up in the room where it is located.
Ready to goWireless routers are designed to work easily out of the box: in most cases, it should be a matter of plugging the router into the power supply and then connecting it to your cable, DSL or other modem. In the first instance, establish a connection to the modem via cable Ethernet (usually a cable is supplied with the router). Insert the supplied router's setup CD into the PC drive and complete the setup procedure. Be ready to plug the router cable into your PC Ethernet port when prompted. Once the setup has completed, it should be now possible to connect to the router via a web browser.
Connecting to the router
Now open a web browser and attempt to connect to the internet (e.g. http://www.google.com) to verify the broadband service is functioning correctly before we adjust the security settings.
Now unplug your internet cable IMMEDIATELY and leave it unplugged until your router is secure.........