Configuring the Router - General Tips and Tricks
Today, the presence of several computers in the family- this is no longer a whim, but quite a familiar phenomenon. In addition, almost everyone has a smartphone, and sometimes a tablet. And all these devices, one way or another, use the Internet, which has become for many a matter of prime necessity. In connection with the situation that has arisen, it becomes clear that the purchase and subsequent configuration of the router is inevitable.
Before you purchase the device, you shouldto understand why it is necessary. In a home network, the load rarely exceeds one hundred megabits per second, and the number of simultaneously connected devices almost never exceeds six, including a small home server where the required files will be stored infrequently. Accordingly, information on how to configure the Cisco router, we become unnecessary, since these devices are targeted at large companies with a large data flow per second and the need for continuous stable operation. The price for such equipment is extremely high, and to introduce it into the network, so that subsequently there are no problems, only a good professional can.
For home use greatrouters from the companies Asus and D-Link. You can only buy Zyxel products at your own risk. The quality there varies from device to device, so it can be either very good or very bad, depending on the specific assembly, firmware and microchip used.
Configuring the router from Asusis a pleasure. Most of the providers are listed by developers in a specially generated list of settings, which goes to the disk along with the device. By inserting a compact into the computer and clicking on a special button on the router, you can save yourself fifteen minutes of time, since the setting will be in automatic mode, and the user will only need to click "Next".
Another thing is to configure the router from D-Link.This device is more focused on the professional, rather than on the average user, who does not want to understand the intricacies of the software. The positive side of these routers is that the interface in recent years has come to a standardized form, convenient for any person. Previously, he was an unusual command line to the modern user with small inclusions of a not very functional graphical interface.
The settings for this type of router includeitself input of the address given out by the provider (most often this step is skipped). Then you need to go to the Wan tab and select the necessary way to get the Internet, if it is unknown, you need to check with the provider. Normally, either PPTP or L2TP is selected here, since the other types of connections on the territory of Russia are not common. At this stage, the basic setup is over, and now the Internet should work. Also, you will probably have to add a routing table to make the local network work, but instructions on how to configure it can be found on the local forums.