1. Connect and log in to your router
Open your web browser (This might be Internet Explorer, Safari or Firefox).
Ignore any websites (or error messages) that appear and enter the IP address of your router. This should be 192.168.1.254 unless you've changed it.
You'll be asked to log in.
The username is admin and the password is the serial number printed on the bottom of your router (I don't know where this is).
You'll see your router home page.
Click Home Network on the left menu.
You'll see a diagram of the devices currently connected to your router.
Click WLAN: PlusnetWireless (where PlusnetWireless is the name of your wireless network).
Now you'll see an overview of the settings currently being used.
Where can I find my router password?
The password is your router's serial number.
2. What settings are available and what do they do?
Check the table below to find out what each of the settings is for.
You might need to reconnect to your network after changing some of these settings (particularly the Network Name, Encryption or Encryption password). See our Wireless connection guide if you need help with this.
|Setting||What does it do?|
|Interface Enabled (tick box)||Switch your wireless on or off.|
|Power Reduction Enabled (tick box)||
When power reduction is enabled, your router will automatically switch wireless off if there are no computers connected to it.
|Network Name (SSID)||The broadcast name of your wireless network, you'll see it when scanning for networks to connect to.|
Choose the channel (frequency) that your wireless network transmits on. By default this will be set to Automatic.
If you're having problems, using a single channel can improve the stability of your wireless connection.
You'll need to experiment to find the channel that's best for you. We recommend trying channels 1, 6 or 12 first.
|Allow multicast from Broadband Network||Lets you allow or block multicast broadcasts over your wireless network|
|Broadcast Network Name (tick box)||
By default, your Thomson Gateway will display the Network Name (or SSID) to any computer that scans for available networks. To stop this from happening and hide the SSID, untick this box.
Computers and other devices will still be able to connect to your network but you'll need to type the SSID in, rather than choosing from a list of available networks.
|Allow New Devices||Control how new computers connect to your wireless network.|
Choose the method of encryption for your wireless network.
Disabling encryption means anyone can access your network. WEP is an outdated method of encryption and can be cracked easily. We don't recommend choosing either of these options.
Leave this set to WPA-PSK unless you have a specific reason to change
|WPA-PSK/WEP Encryption Key||This is the password you need to log on to your Wireless network.|
Choose the level of encryption for your wireless network.
WPA2 is the newest and most secure version of WPA, but not all systems support it.
WPA+WP2 is the standard option and will allow connections through either level of WPA.
Only change to WPA2 if all your computers or devices support it.
This page last updated 12th October 2012