How to Configure WiFi Router
With your wireless router connected to the internet, open a web browser and enter your router’s default IP address into the address bar, then press Enter. We recommend you consult the manual to find out what the address is, but you can also try some of the most common addresses, including 192.168.0.1, 192.168.1.1, and 192.168.2.1.
Your router’s sign in page should appear. Again, consult your router’s instructions to find out what the default login name and password are. After you log in, your router’s settings page will appear, allowing you to change the name (also known as SSID) of your WiFi network and configure various security settings.
It’s paramount that you use the latest form of wireless encryption, WPA2, to prevent strangers from stealing your personal information. Many older wireless routers only support WEP encryption, which has been deprecated by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and is no longer considered safe. If your wireless router is among them, replace it with a newer model.