HOW TO BRIDGE A MODEM TO A WIRELESS ROUTER

How to bridge a modem to a wireless router? Usually the process of bridging a modem to a wireless router can be split into three different setups.

  • Step 1:Modem Setup
  • Step 2:Wireless Router Setup
  • Step 3:Bridging Modem to Wireless Router

Modem Setup:

  • Step 1:Unpack your modem and place it on a stand or table near the internet wall outlet.
  • Step 2:Before you turn on your modem, connect the modem to the internet wall outlet.
  • Step 3:Use the appropriate coaxial cable for this purpose.
  • Step 4:Insert one end of the coaxial cable to the wall outlet and the other end of the cable to the internet port on the rear side of your modem.
  • Step 5:Once you connect the modem to the internet outlet, plug in the ac adapter into the ac adapter port and the power cord into power supply outlet. This will turn on your modem.
  • Step 6:If the modem doesn't turn on automatically, then locate and press the power button on your modem to turn it on and proceed with how to bridge a modem to a wireless router procedure.

Wireless Router Setup:

  • Step 1:Use an Ethernet cable to connect your internet modem to your wireless router.
  • Step 2:Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port of the modem.
  • Step 3:Connect the other terminal of the Ethernet cable to the WAN or internet port of your wireless router.
  • Step 4:Plugin the power adapter, and turn on your wireless router.
  • Step 5:Leave the wireless router for a few minutes to fully boot up.

Bridging Modem to Wireless Router:

  • Step 1:On the rear side of your wireless modem, you can see LAN ports. With the help of an Ethernet cable, connect your wireless router to your desktop computer or laptop.
  • Step 2:Connect the other extreme of the Ethernet cable to the LAN port of the computer.
  • Step 3:Now turn on your computer if it is not turned on already.
  • Step 4:Make sure the power indicator lights and other lights are glowing on your wireless modem. The color of the light specifies the status of the router. As it differs for various models, refer your wireless router's user manual for this purpose.
  • Step 3:Now check whether your computer has access to an internet connection.
  • Step 5:After this how to bridge a modem to a wireless router steps, open a web browser on your computer and type the wireless router's IP address in the address bar. If you are not sure about the IP address of the wireless router, seek help from the wireless routers user manual or from the manufacturer's website.
  • Step 6:This will lead you to the wireless router's web interface.
  • Step 7:Enter the default username and password in the sign-in prompt. Refer to the user's manual for the default username and password.
  • Step 8:After you log in, locate the wireless setting on the wireless router's web interface. It may vary according to manufacturers.
  • Step 9:Enter the SSID for your wireless router. This is the name of your router.
  • Step 10:Locate the Wireless Security Setup on the web interface and select the Encryption type of the wireless router from the drop-down list.
  • Step 11:In the Pre-Shared Key field, provide the password for the wireless router. This will be your wireless router's password when you access it from other devices.
  • Step 12:When you complete all these how to bridge a modem to a wireless router steps, Save before you exit the web interface.