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How to set up a Wi-Fi router

Get ready to cut the wires

4. You may need to adjust the Basic Settings to get your router up and running. If you want to be able to enter login information every time you connect to the net or you have a point-to-point protocol over ethernet (PPPoE) account with your ISP, select Yes under ‘Does Your Internet Connection Require A Login?’.

Step 4

Step 4

5. Most wireless routers require you to log in with the name used in your email address. If your email address is JerAB@ISP.com, for example, put ‘JerAB’ in the Login box further down the settings screen. However, some ISPs will require you to log in with your full email address, including the domain.

Step 5

Step 5

6. At the Password prompt, type the password to log into your ISP. Select an ‘Idle Timeout’ – the amount of time before an idle connection is terminated. (If this value is 0 then the connection will re-connect immediately.) Common options here include ‘Get Dynamically From ISP’ and ‘Get Automatically From ISP’.

Step 6

Step 6

See also:

How to update your router's firmware

How to fine-tune your wireless router's settings

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