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Overview of How to Access the Wireless Router

The table below describes how you access the wireless router, depending on the state of the wireless router.

Table 3-1. Ways to access the router
Router State
Access Options
Description
Factory Default
Note: The wireless router is supplied in the factory default state. Also, the factory default state is restored when you use the factory reset button. See Restoring the Default Configuration and Password for more information on this feature.
Automatic Access via the Smart Wizard Configuration Assistant
Any time a Web browser is opened on any computer connected to the wireless router, the wireless router will automatically connect to that browser and display the Configuration Assistant welcome page.
There is no need to enter the wireless router URL in the browser, or provide the login user name and password.
Manually enter a URL to bypass the Smart Wizard Configuration Assistant
You can bypass the Smart Wizard Configuration Assistant feature by typing
http://www.routerlogin.com/basicsetting.htm
in the browser address bar. You may be prompted for a user name and password. The user name is admin and the default password is password.
This will enable you to manually configure the wireless router even when it is in the factory default state. When manually configuring the router, you must complete the configuration by clicking Apply when finished entering your settings. If you do not do so, a browser on any computer connected to the router will automatically display the router's Configuration Assistant Welcome page rather than the browser's home page.
Configuration Settings Have Been Applied
Enter the standard URL to access the wireless router
Connect to the wireless router by typing either of these URLs in the address field of your browser, then click Enter:
The wireless router will prompt you to enter the user name of admin and the password. The default password is password.
 
Enter the IP address of the wireless router to access the wireless router.
Connect to the wireless router by typing the IP address of the wireless router in the address field of your browser, then click Enter. 192.168.1.1 is the default IP address of the wireless router. The wireless router will prompt you to enter the user name of admin and the password. The default password is password.

How to Log On to the Wireless Router After
Configuration Settings Have Been Applied

  1. Connect to the wireless router by typing http://www.routerlogin.net in the address field of your browser, then click Enter.

    Figure 3-3

  2. For security reasons, the router has its own user name and password. When prompted, enter admin for the router user name and password for the router password, both in lower case letters. To change the password, see Changing the Administrator Password.
  3. Note: The router user name and password are not the same as any user name or password you may use to log in to your Internet connection.

    Figure 3-4

    Once you have entered your user name and password, your Web browser should find the WPN824 router and display the home page as shown below.

    Figure 3-5

The browser will then display the WPN824 settings home page.

Click the Yes button to check for firmware updates, or the No button to use the firmware already loaded in the router.

When the wireless router is connected to the Internet, click the Knowledge Base or the Documentation link under the Web Support menu to view support information or the documentation for the wireless router.

If you do not click Logout, the wireless router will wait 5 minutes after there is no activity before it automatically logs you out.


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