FAQs

Basic Steps to Setup a Router

WiFi Router setup

1.Place your wireless router – The optimum location to place your router is at the center of your home. So, this way you will get even coverage at your place. But this cannot be possible most of the time as it is mandatory to connect the router to the broadband gateway and that will be mounted on a wall. But try to place it in an open area and not in a closet.

2.Make Physical connection – Firstly, connect your router to the modem by using the cables provided with the router. You have to plug in the Ethernet cable from the modem to the Internet port of the router. Mostly the internet port has a different color to differentiate it from the LAN ports.

3.Connect devices to the router – Now connect your device such as computer to the router by using the Ethernet cable. You can also go for wireless connection by connecting with the network name of the router. The wired connection is generally stable and faster.

4.Register router’s MAC address to ISP: Turn on the router. When you turn on the router the power LED on the router turns solid. But your router gets it will only create Wi-Fi network. To get the internet, you have to register MAC address to the Internet Service Provider.

5.Configure your router – After getting the internet, open a web browser from the computer. It will take you to the setup wizard. The setup wizard does the work for you. You have to fill the details only it asks you.

6.The setup is complete. After the setup, the configuration panel can be opened by using the web browser. Enter the default web address into the address bar and enter the username and password. It opens the basic home page of the router.

7.It is recommended to change the wireless password and admin password to make your router secure.

8.Save the settings you have made. Your router will reboot to apply these changes.

Q:-What is my IP address?

Solution:You can find your ip address in our database here 

Q:-Why does my IP address Keeps Changing?

Solution:If your ip keeps changing it means your router is active on DHCP mode which assigns your devices ip addresses dynamically.

Q:-What is an IP address?

Solution:IP address is a numerical label assigned to each device connected to a computer network that uses the ip for communication.

Q:- What is a private IP address?

Solution:A private ip adress is a non-internal facing ip address on a an internal network private ip addresses are provided by network devices, such as routers.

Q:-I can’t Login to my Router via IP address what should I do?

Solution:You can check your ip address of your router here or you can also try resetting the router.

Q:-What is the username and password for my IP address?

Solution:You can find on the bottom of the router otherwise try the following

username - admin and password - admin

username - admin and password - password

Q:-What is a 192.168 IP address?

Solution:The most recognisable IP addresses are in the range 192.168.0.1 to192.168.0.255 because these tend to be the ones we use at home. An IP address is a sequence of four blocks of numbers.

Q:-How do I log in to my home router via IP address?

Solution:You can open the ip address on your browser when your are connected with the router.
Q:-How does OpenDNS use IP addresses?

Solution:You can learn about OpenDNS here

Q:-How do I know if my IP address is dynamic?

Solution:You can look up the mode that your router is set on to.

Q: - How do I know my IP address?

Solution:You can use the command ipconfig in the cmd to know your ip adress.

Q:-What Is a Static IP Address?

Solution:A static ip address is a private address provided to you by your ISP.

Q:-What is the format of an IP address?

Solution:The format of an ip address is 32 bit numberic address written as four numbers seperated by periods.

Q:-How do I make changes to my IP addresses?

Solution:You can make changes to your ip by going into LAN option found on your modem/router.

Q:-Why would I need a Static IP?

Solution:Maximum people use dynamic ip address but for the business or high speed internet you have to use a static ip address.

Q:-What should I do if someone blacklists my Static IP?

Solution:You can ask your internet provider to give you a new ip address with some providers you might need to pay extra.
Q: - What is a unicast IP address?

Solution:A unicast IP address is an IP address uniquely identifying a host in a network. The datagram with a unicast IP address is received and processed by only a single host. For example, the IP address 192.9.205.21 is a unicast IP address.
Q: - How many numbers of networks and hosts can be represented using the IP address classes?

Solution:The maximum number of networks and hosts that can be represented using the various IP address classes is shown below in the table:

    +----------+----------------+---------------------+
    |IP Address| Maximum number | Maximum number of   |
    |Class     | of networks    | hosts per network   |
    +----------+----------------+---------------------+
    | Class A  | 126 (2^7 - 2)  | 16777214 (2^24 - 2) |
    | Class B  | 16384 (2^14)   | 65534 (2^16 - 2)    |
    | Class C  | 2097152 (2^21) | 254 (2^8 - 2)       |
    | Class D  |     -          |         -           |
    | Class E  |     -          |         -           |
    +----------+----------------+---------------------+

In the above table,

  1. The numbers are calculated using the number of bits used to represent the network ID and host ID.
  2. The maximum number of networks for Class A IP address is reduced by 2 to account for the reserved network IP address 0.xxx.xxx.xxx and 127.xxx.xxx.xxx
  3. The maximum number of hosts for all the classes is reduced by 2 to account for the reserved host IP address in which all the host ID address bits are either one or zero.

Q: - How IP addresses are classified?

Solution:IP addresses are classified based on the number of bytes allocated to the Network ID and the Host ID in an IP address.

Q: - What are the various special IP addresses?

Solution:IP addresses are classified into the following classes:

  1. Class A
  2. Class B
  3. Class C
  4. Class D
  5. Class E

Q: - What is the use of classifying IP addresses?

Solution:IP addresses are classified so that networks and hosts can be easily managed.

Q:-How a host determines its IP address?

Solution:The class of an IP address can be determined from the first four bits of the first byte of the IP address.
Q:-What is a host ID?

Solution:A host ID uniquely identifies a host in a network. Two hosts in two different networks can have the same host ID. For example, in the IP address 192.9.205.21, the host ID is 21.
Q:-How to determine the class of an IP address?

Solution:The class of an IP address can be determined from the first four bits of the first byte of the IP address.
Q:-Does the maximum number of hosts in a network, restrict the class of IP address that can be used for the network?

Solution:The various special IP address are shown below in the table:

+----------------+-------------------------------------------------+
    |IP Address      | Description                                     |
    +----------------+-------------------------------------------------+
    |0.0.0.0         | Local host.                                     |
    +----------------+-------------------------------------------------+
    |127.xxx.xxx.xxx | Local loopback address.  The value of the last  |
    |                | 3 bytes are ignored.  The datagram with this IP |
    |                | address is never transmitted over the network.  |
    +----------------+-------------------------------------------------+
    |xxx.0.0.0       | Local host IP address.  The x represents the    |
    |xxx.xxx.0.0     | network ID bits.                                |
    |xxx.xxx.xxx.0   |                                                 |
    +----------------+-------------------------------------------------+
    |0.xxx.xxx.xxx   | IP address of a host in the local network.  The |
    |0.0.xxx.xxx     | x represents the host ID bits.                  |
    |0.0.0.xxx       |                                                 |
    +----------------+-------------------------------------------------+
    |255.255.255.255 | Limited Broadcast address.  Datagram with this  |
    |                | address will be received and processed by all   |
    |                | the hosts in the local network.  This datagram  |
    |                | is not forwarded to other networks by routers.  |
    +----------------+-------------------------------------------------+
    |xxx.255.255.255 | Directed broadcast address.  The datagram with  |
    |xxx.xxx.255.255 | this IP address is received by all the hosts in |
    |xxx.xxx.xxx.255 | the specified network.  The x  represents the   |
    |                | network ID bits.                                |
    +----------------+-------------------------------------------------+
Q:-What is a multicast IP address?
Solution:A multicast address is an IP address identifying a particular group of hosts in network.
This group of hosts is called a multicast group. For example, the IP address 225.2.100.1 is a multicast IP address.
Q:- What is a unicast IP address?
Solution:A multicast address is an IP address identifying a particular group of hosts in network. This group of hosts is called a multicast group. For example, the IP address 225.2.100.1 is a multicast IP address.
Q:- How many bytes does each Class of IP address use to represent network and host IDs?
Solution:The number of bytes used by each network Class to represent the network and host are shown below:
+----------+----------------+----------------+
    |IP Address| Bytes used for | Bytes used for |
    |Class     | Network ID     | Host ID        |
    +----------+----------------+----------------+
    | Class A  |       1        |       3        |
    | Class B  |       2        |       2        |
    | Class C  |       3        |       1        |
    | Class D  |       -        |       -        |
    | Class E  |       -        |       -        |
    +----------+----------------+----------------+
Q:-How to decide which class of IP address to use for a particular network?
Solution:The class of IP address to use for a particular network depends on the maximum number of hosts in the network. For example, if the maximum number of hosts in a network will be less than 254 hosts, then a Class C IP address can be used for the network.
If the maximum number of hosts in a network will be greater than 254 hosts but less than 65534, then a Class B network can be used.
Q:-What is the possible range of IP addresses for the different classes?
Solution:
    +----------+-----------------------------------+
    |IP Address| Possible range of IP address      |
    |Class     |                                   |
    +----------+-----------------------------------+
    | Class A  | 0.0.0.0   through 127.255.255.255 |
    | Class B  | 128.0.0.0 through 191.255.255.255 |
    | Class C  | 192.0.0.0 through 223.255.255.255 |
    | Class D  | 224.0.0.0 through 239.255.255.255 |
    | Class E  | 240.0.0.0 through 247.255.255.255 |
    +----------+-----------------------------------+
Q:-What are the components of an IP address?
Solution:A IP address consists of the following components: Network ID and Host ID.
For example, in the IP address 192.9.205.21, the network ID is 192.9.205 and the host ID is 21.
Q:-What is the size of an IP address?
Solution:The size of an IP address is 32 bits (4 bytes).

Q:-My Netgear R7000 router is not working?

Solution:

  • If you have made the wireless connection then we recommend you to make wired connection.
  • Reboot the router.
  • You can contact your internet service provider for solving this issue.

Q:-How to reset Netgear Wndr4500 router?

Solution: Locate the reset button on the router. You will find it on the rear panel. Take one paper clip and press this button for around 5 seconds. Release the button, your router will have now factory default settings. Now, you can access the management console of the Wndr4500 by using the default login details.

Q:-How to update the firmware of Linksys EA7500?

Solution: There is an option available called Auto Firmware Update. This option is enabled by default in Linksys EA7500. So, whenever a firmware update is available, it gets updated automatically. But there is an option of manual update. And that is somewhat difficult for a non-techy person so go for auto update.

Q:-How to access the web-based setup page of Linksys EA9500?

Solution: Your router must be installed first if you want to open the web interface of your Linksys EA9500. For doing the configurations, open a web browser and type 192.168.1.1 in the address bar of the browser. Enter the login credentials that are username and password. If you are opening it for the first time then use password as default password and click on login. You will see the web-based interface of your Linksys Ea9500.

Q:-Failed to open the web menu after entering setup.ampedwireless.com for my amped AC1900?

Solution: If you are not able to get the web menu then there can be many reasons for this. Some tips we are providing here. Try the tips; your issue may get resolve.

  • Please make sure the Power LED is solid to ensure that your router is getting power.
  • Make sure your router is connected to its wireless network, not any other.
  • Reset your Amped AC1900 router.
  • Establish a wired connection to your router for a stable connection.

Q:-My Amped wireless router RTA1750 is not able to get the internet connection?

Solution: Your amped router is able to configure the internet connection by itself. But if this is not happening then try the tips given below.

  • Reboot your Amped RTA1750 router by plugging it out and then plug it again.
  • Reset your Amped router by holding its reset hole for 10-15 seconds.
  • Make sure your internet connection is getting a static IP address from your router.

Q:-How to perform wireless settings on my Tplink N600 router?

Solution: To change the wireless setting of your Tplink router N600, open the web interface of your router. Connect to the Wi-Fi network of your Tplink router. Open the web browser from the computer connected to your router and type 192.168.1.1 in the location bar. Enter the login details; you will get the configuration page. Go to maintenance then administration. Enter a new password and save the settings.

Here are some of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) answered regarding the Netgear Range Extender:

Q:-Can my Netgear Range Extender work with any router other than Netgear routers?
Solution: Yes, you can connect your Netgear Range Extender with most of the routers available in the market.

Q:-How can I login to my Netgear Extender?
Solution: You can open any internet browser from your device and type mywifiext.net in the address bar. You will be taken to the login page where you will have to enter the default information regarding the Extender.

Q:-What is the default information regarding the Netgear Extender?
Solution: The default username is “admin” and the default password is “password” for most of the Netgear Extenders. The username and password are case sensitive.

Q:-Where should I place my Wi-Fi Extender?
Solution: The ideal place to fit your Wi-Fi Extender is almost halfway between the main router and the desired area where the user wishes to boost the Wi-Fi signal.

Q:-What will happen if I reset my Range Extender?
Solution: If you wish to reset the Range Extender, all your personalized settings will get reset as well.

Q:-What will happen if I don’t update the firmware of the Extender?
Solution: If you do not update the firmware of your Range Extender, you will not be able to experience the updated benefits from it.

Q:-How can I configure my Extender’s network?
Solution: You can configure your Extender’s network by logging into your Extender using mywifiext.net.

Q:-Can I setup different username and password for my Extender and main router?
Solution: Yes, you can setup different usernames and passwords for your Extender and router.

Q:-Can I connect more than one Extender to my main router?
Solution: Yes, you can connect more than one Extender to your main network. Just make sure that you do not add too many extenders to the same network as it might dilute the overall speeds.

Q:-Will the new firmware update reset my Extender’s personalized settings as well?
Solution: No, the firmware update does not reset any personalized settings on the Extender.

Here are some of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) answered regarding the Netgear Modem:

Q:-How do I login to the Netgear Modem?
Solution: You can login to the Netgear modem using the web domain routerlogin.net. Simply type the web domain www.routerlogin.net in the address bar and press enter. You will be taken to the login page.

Q:-What is www.routerlogin.net?
Solution: The web domain www.routerlogin.net is the web domain name that is used to login to the Netgear modem. The modem recognizes the web domain and automatically translates it to the default IP address for the router and the user is taken to the login page.

Q:-What is the default information regarding the Netgear modem login?
Solution: The default username is “admin” and the default password is “password” for most of the Netgear modems. In case the user had their ISP setup their modem, then the user needs to contact their ISP for the default credentials regarding the modem.

Q:-Can I change the default username and password for the Netgear modem?
Solution: Yes, you can change the default username and password for the Netgear modem.

Q:-What is Guest Network feature?
Solution: The Guest Network feature allows the user to create alternate Guest Networks for any visitors or guests visiting their home or office who wish to access the user’s internet. The guest networks are created for a limited period of time and do not share any connections with the user’s main network and its contents.

Q:-What are Parental Controls?
Solution: The Parental Controls feature allows the user to restrict or block any websites or inappropriate contents on their network. This feature can also limit the access of internet on any particular device for a certain period of time.

Q:-Can I setup my Netgear modem wireless for the first time?
Solution: Yes, you can but it is highly recommended that the modem is setup using an Ethernet cable for the first time.

Q:-Can I check the exact number of devices that are connected to my main network?
Solution: Yes, you can check the exact number of devices that are connected to the user’s main network with the help of the Network Map feature. The user can access this feature after successfully logging in to the router.

Q:-How can I check the speed of my internet?
Solution: You can check the speed of your internet connection with the help of the Network Speed Test feature.

Q:-Can I leave my modem on indefinitely?
Solution: Yes, you can leave your router on for as long as you like.