A Step-by-Step Guide
Frequently Asked Questions
Step 1: Find Your Router's IP Address
1.1 Open your web browser and enter your router's unique IP address in the address bar. If you're unsure of your router's IP, follow these steps to find it:
1.2 On a Windows PC:
- Press the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog.
- Type cmd and press Enter to open the Command Prompt.
- In the Command Prompt, type ipconfig and press Enter.
- Look for the "Default Gateway" in the list. This is your router's IP address.
1.3 On a Mac:
- Open the Terminal (you can find it using Spotlight with Command + Space and typing "Terminal").
- Type netstat -nr | grep default and press Enter.
- The IP address next to "default" is your router's IP address.
Now that you have your router's IP address, go back to Step 1.1 and enter it in the address bar of your web browser. The login window will appear, and you can proceed with the configuration.
You can check your router's back for a sticker or label that indicates the frequency bands it supports. The network name (SSID) for a 2.4 GHz network will usually end in "-2.4GHz" or "_2".
Dual-band routers are routers which are capable of transmitting and receiving data using both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies, either simultaneously or one at a time.
2.4GHz spectrum is very narrow, so data doesn't go fast, but because it's a low frequency, it can go a very long way and penetrate walls better than 5GHz or 6GHz.