How To Set Up a Gateway Router

By Quinten Plummer

With the help of your Gateway router, you can share your broadband internet connection with multiple wired and wireless devices. Backed by Gateway's online customer support, any issues with you network and router should be resolved promptly.

Things You'll Need

  • Ethernet cable
  • Broadband modem

Step 1

Place your Gateway router in a location near a power outlet and within reach of your computer and broadband modem. Raise the antenna on the back of your router. Connect your broadband modem to your Gateway router via the Ethernet cable.

Step 2

Plug one end of the Ethernet cable into the "WAN" port on the back of your router -- located to the immediate left of the antenna -- and plug the opposite end of the cable into the Ethernet port on the back of your broadband modem labeled "Internet" or "WAN."

Step 3

Connect your computer and router via a second Ethernet cable. Plug one end of the Ethernet cable into the "LAN1" port on the back of your router, and plug the other end of the cable into the your computer's network card. Use the additional LAN ports to add more wired devices to your network such as a gaming console or another computer.

Step 4

Plug the tip of the router's AC power supply into the power port on the back of the modem, to the left of the Ethernet ports. Plug the transformer end of the AC power supply into a power outlet.

Step 5

Allow the router's front LEDs a few seconds to light up green; the "Power," "Wireless," "WAN," and "LAN1," buttons should all have green lights.

Step 6

Launch your computer's web browser and type "192.168.1.1" into the address bar of your browser. Hit the "Enter" key on your keyboard to launch your router's software interface. You'll be prompted for a user name and password before entering the "Gateway Wireless Router Setup Menu."

Step 7

When prompted, type "Admin" into the fields labeled "User Name" and "Password." Click on the heading labeled "Setup Wizard" in the upper left corner to add security measures and finalize your router's installation.

Tips & Warnings

  • Don't crowd your router, especially with other heat producing electronics.