Computers Tips for The Average Joe

Setup Guides and Utilities Take Away the Hassle of Calling Your Router’s Customer Support

One of the biggest revolutions in the world that we as humans are experiencing today is the rapid development of the internet. The internet is and will always be considered a very huge successful breakthrough as far as computer network technology is concerned. To remain fully informed as well as up to date about the current major events around the world is very important to most people. Owing to the internet, this purpose can conveniently be achieved. Nowadays, the internet has become the single most popular and helpful medium. Nothing compares to the popularity of the internet and people globally are getting linked online browse and search for much useful information everyday. Social media websites have made it so much easier for us to keep in touch with family relatives and friends that are located far and away. Communications these days have also tremendously gotten so much better and made far less difficult particularly now that individuals can make video calls by using the internet.
Having said that, it is essential that your internet connection is constantly working.

One device that is required to share your internet subscription at home is the wireless router. Wireless routers allow subscribers to connect several computers, smart tv’s, and mobile devices simultaneously to the internet in one go, wirelessly. It also allows you to do file sharing in your exclusive home network. For us to remain connected to the world today, a wireless router is no doubt very important. However, routers are still electronic devices and as such, there will be times that it will have some issues. These issues include loss in wireless connectivity, slow internet speed, as well as basic setup. For help, most individuals, specifically those that are not technically experienced, must contact their internet provider’s customer support. This often suggests that you’ll have to stay long and wait on the line to get a support agent. Moreover, you’re very likely to be put on hold or get shifted back and forth to get to the appropriate technical support based on what your concern is.

Thankfully, router guides and setup software utilities are widely available online and you can even download them in advance. Doing this, you can try to do the troubleshooting on your own using the guide as reference when you experience some connectivity issue with your router. Router settings get messed up usually after having a series of power fluctuations or interruptions. The settings could get reset back to its defaults and in that case, you can use the setup utility you’ve downloaded to run the setup once again. Sometimes internet speed gets slow when there are a lot of devices connected especially when there are unwelcomed guests connecting to your wireless network. To access the router, you will have to use a computer that is hardwired to it. Then open your internet browser and enter the router’s IP address (usually “192.168.1.1”) on the address bar. You’ll be prompt to enter the routerlogin password which is by default “admin”.

Once you get in to the router’s user interface, you can check the status of your internet connection, check the list of devices connecting to your network, check your wireless network settings, and check the password for your wireless network. To prevent unwanted guests from connecting and using your internet openly, you should secure your wireless network by setting up a password for it. It is also recommended that you change the password from time to time. Just be certain that you write the new passwords somewhere.

Why Computers Aren’t As Bad As You Think

Why Computers Aren’t As Bad As You Think