How to Sync a Wireless Router to a Modem

By Greyson Ferguson

High-speed Internet connections allow you to access data over the Internet at speeds far surpassing a dial-up connection. In the past, you were forced to stay tethered down to the modem via Ethernet cable -- but wireless routers changed all that. Once the router is properly synced up with the modem, you can access the Internet from anywhere in your home, without needing an Ethernet cable connection to the computer.

Things You'll Need

  • Ethernet cable

Step 1

Plug an Ethernet cable into one of the "Out" ports on the high-speed Internet modem.

Step 2

Attach the opposite end of the cable into the "WAN" port on the wireless router.

Step 3

Power on the modem and the router, then open the Internet browser on your computer.

Step 4

Look on the underside of the router. There is an HTTP address listed here. Type in the full address into the browser's URL bar and press "Enter." This loads the router's activation page.

Step 5

Type in a desired username and password, then click "Save." This activates the wireless router, enabling you to use a wireless Internet connection.