On this page we listed some questions which are most frequently asked by users of our website.
How do I connect to my router administration console?
You need to open your browser and type IP address of your router. Make sure to prepend it with http:// since some internet browsers may redirect you to search instead of actual IP address.
Instead of router administration console I get search results or 'page not found'
This is most probably caused by an incorrect router IP address typed in the address bar of the browser. Make sure to prepend IP address with http://. Also check home page of our website for instructions on how to get your router address.
What is an IP address?
IP address is a unique identifier assigned to every device on computer network. This identifier consists of 4 numbers from 0 to 255 separated by dots.
What is router and how different is it from a modem?
The main difference between router and modem is that modem connects to external cable/wire bringing in Internet data.
Router serves the purpose of linking networks either via network cables or wireless connections.
It is frequent now for modems to include some functions of routers like multiple ports for ethernet connections and Wi-Fi support. But usually to build reliable home network you will need to buy and connect a router to it. This is also helpful when you change an ISP and modem with it.
What is Wi-Fi?
Wi-Fi is a technology that allows electronic devices to communicate using radio bands.
What is a Firewall?
Firewall is a hardware device or a software responsible for controlling communications between two areas of the network. In a simple case of personal software firewall it is a software which controls inbound and outbound communications between local computer and network.
What is WAN and what it means in router administration console
WAN means Wide Area Network. In case of router administration settings WAN typically means connection from the router to outbound network. It could be either connection to modem or another router. There is a dedicated WAN port on every router.