The disadvantage of utilising a Telus modem alone is that most models only have one network connection, allowing just one computer to connect at a time. However, when connected to a D-Link router, a Telus modem may connect up to four wired PCs as well as extra wireless computers (if the router supports it). Connect your Telus modem to a D-Link router to improve and expand the reach of your business network.
Disconnect your Telus modem from the power source and turn it off. Position the D-Link router next to the modem. It must be within range of the Ethernet wire you intend to use to link the two computers.
Connect one end of an Ethernet cable to the Telus modem's network port and the other end of the cable to the D-Link router's "Internet" port.
Connect the second Ethernet cable to the D-Link router's network port labelled "1" and the other end to your computer's network port. Reconnect the modem's power and turn it back on.
Wait two minutes before connecting your D-Link router to electricity and turning it on. Allow another minute or two for it to fully boot up. You should now be able to access the Internet from any computer that is connected to the network. Type "192.168.0.1" into a Web browser on a connected computer to establish wireless network access and advanced network features, then follow the steps in the menu.
A wireless router adds a Wi-Fi access point to an existing local area network, allowing you to share a single Internet connection. The majority of the setting is handled automatically by the wireless router and other network devices such as switches and hubs.
If you're connecting the router to a network with an existing shared Internet connection, the procedure is slightly different than if you're connecting the router to a network with a new wireless router. Depending on how your network connects to the Internet, the ports you use to connect the router to the rest of the network differ