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Better Understanding Wi-Fi: Home Networking 201

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This is part 2 in an ongoing series about Wi-Fi. Click here to read part 1.

Today we are going to talk-through the network and physical settings of your home router in order to learn how to get the most use out of your Wi-Fi. We are going to take a look at a recent mid-grade consumer ASUS router, the RT-AC56S. By default most routers are set to have a static IP of 192.168.1.1. So to start let’s type that into the browser and enter in our login credentials to access the admin section. If you do not know your router’s I.P. address you can scan the network with Fing(Android, iOS). If you do not know your login credentials you can google your router model for the default username and password, and/or reset your router to factory defaults.
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Understanding Wi-Fi: Home Networking 101

Wi-Fi is omnipresent in our lives yet few of us understand how it works, and more importantly, how to make it work best for us. If you are frustrated with the performance of your Wi-Fi at home or work or want to learn more about Wi-Fi, this should help you first to understand and then in later posts to diagnose and solve most performance issues.

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