Although there are several wireless routers that are sold in nearly every store most PC’s are capable of being used as a wireless router that can connect one to the Internet. By using a default address such as 192.168.0.1 turning a PC into a router is simple.
To begin navigate your mouse pointer to the start button usually located at the bottom left of the screen, After clicking on it locate the control panel link located in the list no the right side of the start menu, approximately the second option.
After the control panel has opened up the option to setup a new connection will be provided, click it. From there the option to setup a wireless ad-hoc will be given, click it. This will allow the 192.168.0.1 default address to connect the PC.
Once the wireless ad-hoc setup box has opened up simply provide a name to the wireless ad-hoc setup and click finish to complete the process. After all has been complete the 192.168.0.1 default address will be able to read that your computer is now acting as the router.
In conclusion, while there are several wireless routers that are capable of providing wireless connectivity the computer, especially modern ones, are just as capable. By using its wireless card the computer is able to act as a router thus switching the 192.168.0.1 default address from a regular router to the computer.
The Cisco 1841 2DE router is a 2007-vintage piece of networking hardware that’s still commonly used in many small business environments. While it has WiFi capabilities, it’s primary usage mode is for direct-wired connections.
Configuration of the router works through command line interface, rather than a web browser. Telnet to the standard gateway address of 192.168.1.1, and wait until you get the login prompt.
While connected to 192.168.1.1, enter your login credentials; if the router has been recently reset, the default password is “password”, otherwise, check your network administration logs to find the current password.
You can give your router a much friendlier hostname than 192.168.1.1 by typing “hostname”. You’ll also be asked to enter three different passwords. One is the root-level password for the router, the other is the general access level password for the router, and the third is the network password the router uses to authenticate itself on the network.
You’ll have an opportunity to change the IP address for the router from 192.168.1.1, but it’s not a good idea to do so. That IP address is an internet and networking standard, and nearly everything else on your network will expect a router to be on it.
You will want to configure subnet masks for your router – this allows your router to channel an entire local array of networked computers through 192.168.1.1 and direct traffic from them to the rest of the network.