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How do I set up my router?

With a router, you ensure a faster wireless connection. Choose a multi-room WiFi system so you also have a good connection throughout your house. The first installation can be difficult in both cases. In this article I will explain how to connect the cables correctly and where to place the router or the main station of your mesh system.

Step 1: Locate the modem of your provider

Step 1: Locate the modem of your provider

You can connect your router or multi-room WiFi system to the modem of your provider. Can't find the modem? Check the place where your telephone line, television cable, or fiber optic enters your home. You recognize the modem by the logo of your internet provider.

Step 2: Select the correct location for your router or main station

Step 2: Select the correct location for your router or main station

The ideal place for your router or the base station of your WiFi system depends on which part of your house you want to provide WiFi for. The main station of your mesh system is ideally placed in the living room, not too far away from the other stations. The app helps you with this. You place a regular router in a central place in your house: for example on the first floor in a single-family home or in the middle room of your apartment.

Step 3: Connect your router with the modem of your provider

Step 3: Connect your router with the modem of your provider

You connect the modem and your new router with each other via a network cable. In step 2, do you choose a place farther away from your modem? If so, provide a cable that is long enough. You connect the modem and router in the following way:

  • Plug one end of the cable into 1 of the yellow network connections on the modem.
  • Plug the other end of the cable into the blue network connection on your router.

Are the connections not marked with colors? If so, plug the cable on the modem into a connection with the indication 'LAN'.. On the router, plug it into the connection with the description 'WAN'.

Step 4: Set up your router

Step 4: Set up your router

Now that the router and modem are connected, you can set up your new router or multi-room system. With multi-room WiFi you do this with the clear app from the manufacturer. For the explanation of a router per brand, see the following page:

Step 5: Connect to your new WiFi network

Step 5: Connect to your new WiFi network

When your new router is fully installed, you can connect your devices to the new WiFi network. You can read how to do this in the manual for your device. Make sure you have the details of your new wireless network at hand. Did you not set this up yourself? This is stated in the manual of your router or Multiroom system or on the bottom of the router or the base station.

Step 6: Switch off Wi-Fi on the modem of your provider

Step 6: Switch off Wi-Fi on the modem of your provider

Multiple WiFi networks in the house disturb each other. This keeps your range and speed behind. Therefore, switch off the WiFi on your modem after installing your new router or multi-room mesh system. The way to do this differs per provider and modem. Contact your internet provider. They can explain how to do this.


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