Before getting started, users should have all the information about the local broadband connection available for reference. This is the “need to know" information that technicians usually leave behind with new customers.
The first step is to connect the broadband modem to the router. To do this, make sure that the modem, router and the computer are all turned off. At your computer, disconnect the cable that goes from it to your broadband modem and plug it into the “Internet" connection on the back of the router. Then connect a network cable from one of the the router sockets to the computer.
Next, power on the modem and the router. Be careful not to plug the power connector from the modem’s power adapter into the router and vice versa. Doing so may damage your equipment. The power LED on your router should stay on constantly once its self test is complete. Also, you should see that the Internet LED is lit.
Once the modem and the router are both on, turn on the computer that the router is connected to. Make sure that your computer is configured to obtain IP addresses automatically. This will allow it to accept a network address assigned to it by the router.
Open Internet Explorer and type "http://192.168.1.1" in the address bar and press enter. This is the default IP address of your router. Some models may have a different IP address, so be sure to check your documentation if the router’s login page doesn't appear in the browser window.