Router connection in Windows® 7 system
Tips on router connection in Windows 7 system.
A router is a type of electronic device which interconnects with two or more computer networks, and selectively interchanges packets of data between them. Each of the data packets contains address information which a router can use to determine if the source and destination are on the same network, or if the data packet must be transferred from one network to another. When multiple routers are used in a large collection of interconnected networks, the routers help in exchanging information about target system addresses. This is done so as to allow each router to build up a table showing the preferred paths between any two systems on the interconnected network.
The requirements for establishing the router Internet connection in Windows 7 and the tips to set up the router Internet connection in Windows 7 are:
- Requirements of the router
- Connect router to computer
- Configuring the router
Requirements of the router
In order to establish the router Internet connection in your Windows 7 you will need to have a router, a DSL or Cable Modem, two network cables and Internet Explorer version 5.0 or higher. You can purchase a good quality router. There are several manufactures providing you with advanced routers compatible with your Windows 7, such as Linksys, Belkin, NETGEAR, D-Link etcetera.
Connect router to computer
Before connecting the router, you can check if you have installed the necessary Ethernet card and drivers, Also check for the modem drivers installed and whether they are compatible with your Windows 7 Operating System. Then, connect the router to the computer, either with a wireless or a wired connection. Now you can reboot your computer to ensure it gets a new IP address from the router via the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
You can open the web interface by entering 'http://192.168.1.1/' into the address bar of your web browser. If you get a login screen, you can use 'admin' as the username and either '1234' or 'password' as the password. You can connect to the Internet, if necessary. For this you can plug your cable modem or DSL modem into the router's WAN port in the back and run the Internet Connection Set-up Wizard from the web interface. Then, follow the directions and provide authentication information.
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