What is a wireless router

A wireless router is a device which lets you connect your laptop, or computer, or a smartphone to an active internet connection at a place, and it works as a router by sending data packets, but with the help of radio waves, and not the cables or wires. A wireless router makes it possible for a number of users to connect their devices to the internet, which has become a must thing within a very short span of time.

What is the IP Address

For a router to send data to a device, and for the device to receive a data over a network, an IP Address works as the identifier. It is a series of numbers that are separated by period that works as the unique identity of a router or any other networking equipment. It is also needed when a user wants to make changes to the settings of his wireless router. 192.168.1.1 is one of the most popular and widely used IP Addresses for wireless routers.

Setting up a Wireless Router Using IP Address

To start using a wireless router, the first step is to setup your device. A router will never emit an internet signal until it is configured for the same. There are a number of non technical users, and the brands that manufacture them are aware of the fact, so there’s no need to worry about the technicalities.

Setting Up a wireless router using IP Address does not take much effort. With the web management console, you can do it in a very short time. Just follow the below mentioned steps to get your wireless router ready.

  • Take your wireless router and plug it into a power source.

  • Using an Ethernet cable, connect the computer you are using to the router.

  • In a web browser, type the IP Address, https://192.168.1.1 in this case, of your wireless router in the web address field and hit the Enter key.

  • You will now see a login prompt. There, you have to enter the administrator username and password.

  • Press the Enter key on your keyboard after writing the login details. It will take you to the

  • Click Enable under the Wireless Setup section on that page, if by default it is not selected.

  • Keep the Mode to its default value and set the Channel to Auto on the now.

  • The name of your network, technically called SSID, can be changed now. Keep any name you want to.

  • Change the wireless security of your device to WPA2-PSK, because it is the highest possible network security currently available.

  • Against the passphrase field, enter a password of your choice. This is the wireless password you need to enter when connecting a device to your wireless router.

  • Click the Save button, and then click on the Finish button to complete the setup of your wireless router.

Having completed the process by following these simple steps, you have successfully configured your wireless router with the IP Address https://192.168.1.1.