WiFi is excellent, but setting it up can be confusing if you’ve never done it before. So to take the confusion out of the process, here is a guide on how to get WiFi installation set up at home. The steps are simple and easy to follow, so why not try?
Meanwhile, you can always hire a WiFi setup technician for the job if you don’t want to do it yourself.
Unpack Your Equipment
First, open the box and remove all your equipment; make sure that all pieces are present and accounted for. Now, check each piece for any damage before proceeding further. Meanwhile, contact your provider immediately to arrange return shipping if you find any defects.
Next, ensure that both the modem and router are compatible with your home network (i.e., if you have internet service, then it should be compatible with their modem/router). Plug in both devices so they can power up correctly; you’ll know when this happens because both devices will begin blinking blue lights on them (this usually takes about 30 seconds).
Lay Out Your Equipment
- Lay out your equipment.
- Place your modem in a central location, with plenty of room to draw power and connect to the telephone line and/or cable line. If you want, you can put it next to where you’ll plug in the router.
- Make sure that if there’s a modem reset button on your modem, it’s accessible without having to unplug anything or move any cords around. This will make things easier when you need to restart your internet connection at some point down the road!
- Now set up your router by hooking up an ethernet cable from one of its ports into an open port on either side of your modem (you only need one open port at this point). And like with modems, most routers have reset buttons which are usually tucked underneath them.
- Be sure these aren’t covered by cords or other objects so that they’re easy for anyone who might need them later on down the road! And make sure everything is plugged in well.
Now that you have your modem and router connect them to the power supply, and connect the modem to the router using a LAN cable. You can then set up your modem and router by following the instructions in the user manual or on their website.
Connecting to WiFi is very simple: simply go through any WiFi-enabled device (laptop, smartphone) and search for available networks nearby. Choose yours and enter the password provided by your internet service provider (ISP).
Connect to the Internet
The next step is to connect to the internet. So if you have an old modem, you may need to call your internet service provider (ISP) and ask for a new one. But if it’s a new modem and you purchased one with your plan, open the box up and look for all of its contents. You’ll probably have an Ethernet cable along with other cables that can connect your computer or router directly to your modem. It’s also possible that these cables aren’t included in the package.
After WiFi installation, connect with customer care and tell them what kind of device you’re connecting and what kind of internet connection speed you want so they can make sure they’re sending out compatible devices for both ends of this process! They should be able to send over any additional cables needed within five days after placing an order through their website or phone system. Meanwhile, just make sure someone else doesn’t get access before that! Also, when ordering online, make sure they know if there are any special considerations required by law, such as privacy concerns which might affect how quickly data travels between two points.