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How to easily configure a router as a wireless WiFi modem

Manual activity that you must do to the router

First of all, it is advisable to know the brand and model of your router . This will be useful to get information to help you, in case you have a problem. Since the explanation that we will give you is based on a TP-LINK TL-WR940N, and there may be differences with other brands and models.

Now you must press and hold the hole in the back that says reset for at least 10 seconds. Once this is done, we will connect one end of the network cable to any LAN port on the router and the other end to the computer.

Verify that the network configuration has the option to obtain an IP automatically activated . For that, we will click on the networks option and then in the local area network we will enter properties . However, it is advisable to know other ways to know the IP address, DNS and the gateway of your Router .

Configure a router as a wireless modem in 5 steps

The router can be configured to extend the radius of your Wi-Fi signal. Here are 5 quick and easy steps to set up your router and start enjoying your Wi-Fi wireless signal.

The first step to follow is to enter our browser of choice and enter the IP of the router. This general information is located at the bottom of the router with the username and password (by default this is: admin). Once we enter, we will click on the “Network” option. Automatically 3 options will be displayed, WAN, MAC Clone, LAN, there we select “WAN”.

We must be very aware that the WAN connection type is “Dynamic IP” and in the MTU syze, it should always be 1,500. The hostname remains exactly the same.

tplink router configuration

The second thing is to verify the data that is in the LAN option. This information can be changed; However, it is not recommended to  do it, since if it is changed we must make the changes in various places and options for our router to work.

In the third place, we enter the option that says “Wireless”, followed by Wireless Settings . There we can change the name that our Wi-Fi will have and the region where we live (the United States option will always come by default). The following options will be left the same, but the first two boxes will be checked.

The fourth step is security. For that we will do the following: click on “Wireless” followed now by Wireless Security. We mark the WPA / WPA2 Personal box and configure the boxes that appear. We select (WPA2-PSK), Encryption (AES) and finally the password (the key for Wi-Fi).

If later we realize that our password is very easy, there is no problem because the username and password of the administrator of the WiFi router can be changed at any time.

assign dns to router configuration

In the fifth step, we enter the option “DHCP” and then in DHCP Configuration. In DHCP Server we mark Enable, where the Start IP address box appears will remain by default.

The End IP Address option  serves to place the maximum number of computers or devices that will connect to our Wi-Fi network, by default it allows connection to 100 devices, but we can change it to the amount we want. To do this we must change the number that follows after 1 (example: 192.168.0.110, here only 10 computers will be connected).

By following these easy steps, you will be able to configure your Router to a working Wi-Fi modem. Even if you have an additional one, you can use it and configure it as a repeater router to improve your WiFi . Remember that if you liked this article, you can leave your comments and suggestions; in addition to sharing it with your friends or family.

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