One of the most common problems that people experience with their home network is a “spectrum default IP address.” A “secure VPN” is usually one of the first things that come to mind when thinking about securing your home network. But how do you actually configure a secure VPN? And how can you get the support you need if you are having difficulties?
Your router provides all of your internal IP networking needs. The device makes a connection between your computer and the Internet so that you can browse the web or send email. The device also sets up your default IP and assigns it to every device that you connect to, whether it is a laptop or a smartphone. So, basically, it just makes everything that you do on your PC or mobile device to connect to the internet using your router. This is the “routing” part of your configuration.
To change the default IP address of your PC or mobile device, you have to open up your wireless router’s web interface (websites can vary). If you have an older model of router, you will find the method is very similar to that of how you would configure any other computer or smartphone to connect to the internet. You simply need to go into the WEP or Wi-Fi settings and change the SSID of your current network from the default to something more unique (this is the number after the = sign you see in the address bar). You can do this by clicking on the Wireless link button. You will then be asked to key in a random code to enter in before being able to proceed.
If your router does not automatically set up its own default IP address, you will need to manually enter the IP address of your choosing into the setup section of the WEP or Wi-Fi settings. You can do this by clicking the port icon next to the quote marks in the left hand column of the Wireless icon on your PC or laptop’s desktop. After you have completed this step, you should then click the Apply/Save option to save your changes. It is important that you have saved the setting before you attempt to enable your device as failure to do so could render your router useless.
If you are unable to change your Wi-Fi username or default IP address, it may be because you are using a Wi-Fi Direct device. In this case, you will have to input these details by way of a special hardware device such as a USB or PC card reader. It is always best to ensure that you use a secured Wi-Fi password to prevent others from accessing your personal details. You can reset your Wi-Fi password by following the directions on your manufacturer’s website.
If you are unable to remember your WEP or Wi-Fi username and password, you can use software such as Wii Points to help you out. This is a type of ‘WiFi Passbook’ that can help you to log into your router with a password that you have memorized. However, if you want your default IP address and password to be changed, it is best that you reset them by following the steps outlined in the ‘Network settings’ section of your Wii console. At the very least, your Wi-Fi network settings should be disabled and you should then enter a new password.
Your Wi-Fi settings will be completely reset and you will be able to log into your Wii remotely via a wireless connection. If you want to change the password of your Wi-Fi router, you should follow the instructions outlined on your manufacturer’s website. Note that resetting your Wi-Fi password will affect the effectiveness of your Wi-Fi network as well as blocking some of your Web browser options. This is why it is advisable to reset your default IP address before you proceed to changing your Wi-Fi username and password.
When you are done, it is best that you restart your Wii console and log into your internet browser again to verify that your settings have been successfully updated. If your Wi-Fi has not yet been updated, you will be prompted by the console to update your settings before you can proceed to logon. If they have already been updated, you can proceed to launch the Wii web browser once your internet browser has been launched. You can then go to ‘Settings,’ and then click on the icon that says ‘Wireless Internet Connection.’ Finally, you should confirm whether or not you wish to enable the browser settings that were created by the manufacturer to make your wireless router connection more effective.