Router is now the most useful device for using free internet connection at the devices. You can also use Wi-Fi internet in the computer like smartphone, tablet PC etc. This device helps to spread internet connection as wireless. The router does not work to start to work for spreading wireless connection or Wi-Fi. This needs settings and the user should make the router ready before settings. The hardware settings comes first and this helps user to setup wireless connection. In the router box, you will get all things including the router, ethernet cable and power adapter and router manual. Reading the manual of the router is a good idea before setup settings.
Unbox the router and bring out everything what you get in the router box. Now connect the router with the computer via Ethernet cable and connect the power with the router and turned on both the computer and router. See the back side of the router, you will get the default IP address and default login credentials. Many routers use the default IP address 192.168.1.1 and username/password can be admin. For login to the router, you need to use these things. Now type the IP address 192.168.1.1 on the browser address bar and press on the Enter button. You will get option for using login credentials in this step. Now type the username and password and click on the button of Login for login. Once you have logged in the router, you can easily start setup settings.
The default IP address and login credentials should be changed. You should not keep the default IP address and default login details same. Because, by changing the default settings, you can easily secure the router. However, for securing the wireless, you need to take different steps what you will get to learn in the manual.