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Scan for the wireless network with the SSID you provided above. The only other thing that has changed is my router settings. This is what other devices will see when scanning for networks. Video of the Day. To connect the router to the internet, with some internet providers i. Most users won't have to worry about this tab.

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Connect at least one computer via Ethernet. You will need at least one computer connecting via Ethernet cable in order to adjust your router settings. You can disconnect this computer afterwards if you want to connect wirelessly. You can also connect your laptop wirelessly for the first time, the wifi network name and the default password will be printed on the router's label.

When you power on the router, it will only create its wi-fi network, and the device will be connected to the router's wi-fi connection, not the internet. To connect the router to the internet, with some internet providers i.

MAC of the router can be found printed on router or in the documents etc. Go to the internet service provider's website. Log in with the username and password provided by the internet service provider and go to MAC address update option. Add the router's MAC address there and save it. This process means that the router is authorized to use the internet provide by the broadband company. Find the IP address of the router. If this is a new installation or new router, determine the default IP address that may be printed on a label affixed to the router or in the documentation.

IP addresses are formatted as four groups of up to three digits, separated by periods. Commonly found "default" Local IP addresses for routers are Note that all the addresses in the follow ranges: Open a web browser on the computer that is connected to the router. Enter in the IP address of the router into the address bar and press Enter. If your router came with an installation disc, you can run the configuration program from that instead.

It will accomplish many of the same functions. Enter your username and password. In order to access the configuration page, you will need to be on the router's IP address and enter a valid username and password at the prompt. Most routers have a basic account set up that you will need to use to log on. This varies from model to model, but should be printed on the router or in the documentation. Many routers will only require a username and a blank password, and some allow you to leave all fields blank.

Open the Wireless Settings. There will be several options to choose from. The Internet section can usually be left at default settings, unless you received specific instructions from your internet service provider. The Wireless section will allow you to set up your wireless network. Enter a name for your wireless network. Enter a unique name for your wireless network. This is what other devices will see when scanning for networks. Check the box to enable SSID broadcast.

Choose a security method. Choose from the list of available security options. This is the most difficult security to crack, and will give you the most protection from hackers and intruders.

This should be a difficult password, with a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols. Once you are finished naming and securing your wireless network, click the Apply or Save button.

The changes will be applied to your router, which may take a few moments. Once the router has finished resetting, your wireless network will be enabled. Once you have your network configured, you should change the username and password that you use to access your router. This will help protect your router from unauthorized changes. You can change these from the Administration section of the router configuration menu.

If you want to prevent devices that are connected to your network from accessing certain websites, you can use built-in blocking tools to restrict access. You can usually block by specific domain names, or by keywords.

Connect a computer, tablet, or smartphone to the wireless network. Scan for the wireless network with the SSID you provided above. On any device that supports wireless networks, you should see your new network as long as you are within range of the router.

Select it and you will be prompted for the passphrase. Enter your wireless passphrase. Once you enter the passphrase, your device will be automatically connected to the wireless network. The network will be stored in your devices memory and will automatically connect whenever you are within range. For detailed instructions on selecting and joining a wireless network for your specific computer, tablet, or smartphone, follow this guide.

Connect your other devices. Besides other computers and tablets, you can connect other devices as well, such as printers, game consoles, TVs and more. See the following guides for instructions for your specific device. Install a wireless printer.

Connect a PlayStation 3 to a wireless network. Connect an Xbox to a wireless network. Connect a Nintendo Wii to a wireless network. Connect Apple TV to the wireless network. Not Helpful 0 Helpful Not Helpful 0 Helpful 6. Apple TV Speciality level out of ten: I'm assuming you are looking for the princples here and not specific set up instructions.

I don't believe the method described above is correct and would advise the following: My personal preference is for the second option. But does it matter if the Computer Imac and the router are in a different room as the TV? Or do we need to put the router in the same room as the TV? Gino Cerullo Gino Cerullo. That is the point of creating a network. All the devices on the same network, whether they be connected wired or wirelessly can communicate with each other no matter where they are located.

We purchased and connected the Apple TV on Saturday. My husband connected the router to the ethernet cable that we had for the On Demand. Everything appears to be working ok except for one thing. My computer keeps restarting itself. Does it have something to do with the way I set up the router? We have had a problem with someone stealing our signal lately and want to avoid this.

I have my IMac set up to open without having to sign in and this is a new problem. I hope I am making sense I woke up with the flu on Monday and am still burning up.

What is your imac doing when it restarts. My Imac just restarts and I find it at the sign in screen. This is weird because I had the account set to automatically log in.

This time though I found a window saying logout was unable to finish. So it tried to log out and something stopped it?? If yes, then adding the Apple TV into the mix is probably just coincidental not not the cause of the problem. If the problem goes away then you need to try and figure out what is happening.

Try checking the logs on the iMac to see if you can see what might be causing the problem. To see the logs, open the Console application. All the logs are listed on the left side of the window. I am about to download some music to my apple tv so don't want to disconnect it right now.

I will try later and let you know. Thanks for your help. The computer did shut down again today. I thought about clearing the logs now before the next self restart is it considered a crash? So maybe I could make sense of it. The reason I ask is because the Energy Saver preference does have a setting to schedule start ups, shut downs or restarts and if that is what is happening you might want to check and make sure that isn't the cause.

I checked my energy saver pref. It was not doing this before. I had it on for about two hours after which it restarted itself again. I had unplugged the Apple TV during the last hour so I guess that is not the problem. Funny it never happened before Apple TV though. The only other thing that has changed is my router settings.

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