I switched to TPG internet connection recently as I was experiencing connectivity issues with my previous internet device. But the problem is I don’t know how to setup TPG internet connection. When I called technical support, I didn’t receive the positive response. Please guide me!
The setting up of your router as per your new connection is similar to the one which you did with the previous service provider. Since you have not mentioned the name of router brand you are using, I will describe a general procedure along with some notes which you have to follow as per your router brand. Follow these steps carefully and make sure you remember it so that you can configure any router in near future.
Step 1: First, connect your router to your computer using an ethernet cable, one end of the cable goes inside the LAN port of your router( there are multiple LAN ports on your router) and the other end goes into the Ethernet port in your computer. The DSL cable coming from your modem will go inside the WAN or internet port of your router. Wait for few minutes to let the connection between the two devices get established.
Step 2: Open your web-browser and enter your IP address into the URL field, if you do not know your IP address, simply google it. If that does not help, google, router name+ default IP address and enter that in your URL field. This will redirect you to your router's login portal.
Note: The default IP address of your router differ from region to region.
Step 3: Enter "admin" in the username or SSID field and leave the password field blank and hit Enter. This will redirect you to the main settings page or dashboard for your router.
Note: If your ISP has provided you any separate login credentials for router login, use those. If the above-mentioned credentials do not work then use the Router name + Default router login credentials.
Step 4: Once on the main settings page, Go to WAN settings and check the box for DHCP, this will allow your router to get an automatic IP address from the server. Select a gateway or DNS configuration as per your ISP guidance and save the settings.
Step 5: Now, go to Security settings, and select your encryption type to WPA2 as this is considered to be safest. Just below the Encryption type, you will notice a box for "Pass-Key", this is your wifi password. Create a strong yet easy to remember the password, so that no intruder can guess it. You can make use of uppercase, lowercase, and numerals for creating a strong password. Save the settings.
You have successfully, configured your router as per the TPG connection. Hopefully, these methods helped you in setting up your router. In case you have any further doubts or queries, feel free to reply back and I will try to answer those as well.