Basic settings of common routers
You need information about your router? Then you are right here. Now and then it is necessary to make settings on your own router. What can that be for example?
- Establishment of a Virtual Private Network (VPN),
- Establishment of a port forwarding,
- Change of a guest network,
- User control,
- Change of SSID,
- Change of user name,
- Change of password, etc.
Of course there are many more settings that I can put on a router. But the above list roughly highlights the key points. To make the most important settings, a connection to the router is required. If you have made the connection via a LAN cable or wireless, you will be able to log in via the web interface on most commercially available devices.
If you establish a connection between PC and router via a LAN cable, it is imperative that both devices are located in the same subnet. You need to know what the IP address of the router model is.
If you establish a connection between tablet and router via WiFi, it is imperative that you know the SSID of your router and the corresponding WiFi key. If this connection is active, it is additionally necessary to check the IP address of the tablet. This must be in the same subnet as the router.
Now the browser opens. The IP address or the URL of the router is entered in the address bar. The login screen of your router is now visible. After logging in with your username and password, you will now be taken to the configuration overview of the router.