Home network is basically a local or residential network used to communicate between one or many digital devices such as computers, laptops, scanners, and printers etc. which are used at home. This type of network permits one to connect as well as share all the digital gadgets he/she has at home. You can easily set up a home network all by yourself even if you do not have an internet connection at your home. It can be set up using various combinations of computer software and hardware.
Setting up home network using a router is a very common feature and you can also o it by following the instructions mentioned below:
Purchasing a standard router: An expensive router is necessary to set up a home network, as it offers a wide range of features along with top notch security features. It should be attuned with your internet connection. It is suggested that if you have broadband internet connection then you should opt for wired router. You can only buy a wireless router if your broadband connection is compatible with it.
Turn off all the gadgets: If it is an external modem then purchase an Ethernet cable. Then connect one end to the router and another to the modem. Take another Ethernet cable and connect one end to the router and another to the computer. If it is wireless internet connection then you only need to connect the internet adapter to the back of the router.
Turn off the router, modem and computer: Turn all the switch of the devices off for a while and then again turn them on and wait for a moment till the router and the modem pick up the signals. If the lights are blinking, it means both the router and the modem are working properly.
Configure the setting of the router: Insert the start-up-wizard disc in the CD drive of your computer. The CD contains the instructions that you have to follow while setting up process. Open the browser and enter the IP address. As the home page comes into the screen type your username and password correctly. You can also set the default user name and password provided in the manual.
Enter the Internet Protocol (IP) address and subnet mask: It may take some time but this is necessary to make your home network safe and secure. To make it more secure and protected from the hackers you should change the SSID as well as the password settings. Today most of all routers have firewall as well other security settings inbuilt with them. Therefore, it is preferred to change the SSID and password setting to make the network more safe and secured.
After changing the settings you have to click on Apply and then Save Settings and after that Log Off. Now you can get connected to the internet through the router.
Hope these tips will help you to set up a secure home network connection all by yourself without facing any trouble that often plagues many home network users.