Many people prefer to use the wireless Internet not only in offices but also at home. Trendnet routers are one of the most common on the market; they have a good price-quality ratio. Using this equipment, you can access high-speed wireless Internet. The process of installing and configuring this router sometimes confuses people, since earlier they might not have faced the solution of such problems. Understanding the terminology and parameters of the device is not as difficult as it seems at first glance. This guide will help you set up your Trendnet router in a short time and put it into operation.
How to connect?
- Connect the router to any available 220 Volt outlet.
- Install the included removable antenna.
- Use an RJ-45 cable to connect to a router port called Ethernet.
- Now you need to connect the LAN ports to the modem ports using other pre-prepared cables of the same type. The cable must also be connected to the WAN port located on the back of your router.
- After connecting the device to the mains, you need to press the ON button, which is located on the rear panel of the Trendnet router.
Subtleties of setting up the Trendnet router
Most ADSL routers have a similar configuration of settings. However, some models may slightly differ from each other. First of all, you will need to get a gateway for connection, which is set by default. Launch a browser on your computer, enter the IP address of your device in the search bar and press Enter.
After that, you will be taken to the settings menu of your router, but to gain access to it, you will need to enter a username and password. They are set by default by the manufacturer, are indicated on the bottom of the router, as well as in the accompanying documentation. When the hardware installation wizard appears, you just need to follow the recommendations. Next, you need to mark the PPPoE item, mark the selection with a tick, click on the “Next” button.
Now you need to check the entered parameters. The data for access to the Internet you should contact your provider. He will provide you with a username and password to configure the equipment. You need to enter them in the appropriate fields when you configure the Trendnet router.
When this work is done, you need to proceed to the final stage of setting up the wireless Internet. Click on the power button of the device and go on. Now you need to add the SSID – this is the name of your wireless network by which you can find it in the list of other connections. You also need to take care of configuring security settings. Set a password for the wireless network so that third parties don’t have the opportunity to access your equipment and use the Internet. On this, the configuration of the router will be completed. It will remain to reboot it and put into operation.