Configuring Your Router to Allow Wireless Internet Connections

A typical internet cafe or coffee shop usually has a router along with a wireless access point, usually the WLAN card in the router, and a modem which connects to the public switched telephone network (PSTN). The username and password for the router are given to all users and the default username and password for the modem is “admin” and “webmail.” Any computer that is connected to the internet is considered a “local” user and can connect to the internet using any other user’s default username and password. To log into the internet, the user types in the username and password for the WAN router and logs into the internet.

How Changing My IP Address Resets My Wireless Connection?

Now when you want to connect to the internet, you simply need to log in as “admin” or use the user name “root.” If you have a static IP address with your ISP, you might not be able to enter your normal username and password. The router configuration should include a default gateway, which should point to the closest accessible address on the network. In this case, the address used by the ISP would be the gateway you are trying to connect to.

A default gateway will also automatically assign an IP address to every device that connects to it, such as your printer. For static addresses, a static IP address for your router is fine, but you might need to configure your modem to utilize an IP address in the wireless section of the router. Wireless routers have their own page in the WAP settings. Once you’ve set up your modem, you just need to connect to the WAN router and use the user name and password normally used for the internet and reset the password for the default user.

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