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Setup of Home Network Routers

Setting up a network router can be difficult. Properly configuring a home router involves finding a good location for the device, making connections to the Internet and to other devices, and choosing appropriate security settings.

How to Set Up a Router
This guide explains how to setup a router for home computer networks. Network routers are designed to be installed quickly, but several problems can occur if router configuration is not done correctly.

Essential Settings for Home Network Routers
Of the dozens of different configuration settings a typical home network router supports, only certain ones are critical to its operation. Every home network administrator should familiarize themselves with these essential router settings.

Find the Best Location for a Home Wireless Router
Follow these simple guidelines to find the best location for a home wireless router. Installing a wireless router in a good location can improve WLAN performance and reliability.

Managing Passwords for Network Routers
The passwords used by network routers limit access to their critical configuration settings. Properly managing these special passwords is essential for home network security. Learning a few basic techniques for doing this can avoid much frustration and wasted time later.

How to Connect Two Routers on a Home Network
Adding a second router to a home network helps handle more computers, extend the network across the house, and manage Internet access. Unfortunately the set up of a second router is more complicated than the first one. Follow these procedures to add a new router to a home network.

Belkin Default Passwords
Belkin broadband routers ship with a default administrator password set at the factory when the device is first built. This page lists the default login passwords for Belkin home routers.

D-Link Default Passwords
D-Link broadband routers ship with a default administrator password set at the factory when the device is first built. This page lists the default login passwords for D-Link home routers.

Netgear Default Passwords
Netgear broadband routers ship with a default administrator password and user name / IDs set at the factory. This page lists the default passwords and user names for Netgear home routers.

10.0.0.1
The IP address 10.0.0.1 is a default for some types of network routers including Cisco routers. This address often represents the default Internet gateway on private networks.

192.168.0.0
The IP address 192.168.0.0 represents the start of a Class C private address range.

192.168.0.1
The IP address 192.168.0.1 is the default for some home broadband routers and other types of network equipment. 192.168.0.1 can also be used as an address for a different device on your home network.

192.168.2.1
The IP address 192.168.2.1 is the default for various models of home broadband routers including SMC and Belkin models. 192.168.2.1 is a private IP address not designed for use on the Internet.

192.168.1.100
The number 192.168.1.100 is the default start of the dynamic IP address range on many Linksys based home network routers.

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