Connect and Configure a Router



Connect and Configure a Router



Due Date: 26 April 2018


Marks: 100


Submission: Individual & Soft copy on BB




Student Name: Sameera Abdullah

Student ID:







Submitted to: Dr. Babar Shah










Note: Each full day late submission will incur a 15 points penalty.



In this lab, you will connect and configure basic settings on a wireless router.

  • Recommended Equipment
  • A computer with Windows installed
  • An Ethernet NIC installed
  • Wireless router
    • Connect the computer to the router. Marks: 20

Router Address Information:

IP address: _______________________________________________________________

Subnet mask: ____________________________________________________________

Router name:_____________________________________________________________


DHCP Server Setting Information:

Start IP address: __________________________________________________________

Maximum number of users: _________________________________________________

Static DNS 1 (optional): _____________________________________________________


Router Access:

Router Password: __________________________________________________________


  1. Plug in the power of the wireless router. Boot the computer.
  2. Connect the computer to the wireless router.


  1. In the Set Network Location window, select Public network.
  2. Click Close to accept the network location Public.
  3. Open a command prompt and type ipconfig /renew.

What is the default gateway for the computer?



  • Log in to the router. Marks: 20


  1. Open Internet Explorer. Type the IP address of your default gateway in the Address field, and then press Enter. e.g.,
  2. In the Windows Security window, type username and Password: then click OK.


Username: _______________________

Password: __________________________


  1. The Setup screen

Insert Screen Shot:


In the Internet Setup section, what is the Internet Connection Type assigned to the router?




  1. Make sure the Internet Connection Type is set to Automatic Configuration – DHCP.


  1. Locate the Network Setup Verify that the DHCP Server is enabled.


What is the Router IP address and the subnet mask?


Record the DHCP Server Settings:

Start IP Address: __________________________________________________________

Maximum Number: ________________________________________________________

IP Address Range: _________________________________________________________


  1. Enter the Router Address and DHCP Server Setting information provided by the instructor: IP Address, Subnet Mask, Start IP Address, and Maximum Number of Users.


  1. Click Save Settings.


  1. The router may need to reboot at this time. If necessary, reboot the router and log back in.


  • Find the IP address information of the computer. Marks: 20
    1. Open a command prompt.


  1. Type ipconfig /all, and record the following information.


Computer IP information:

IP address: _______________________________________________________________

Subnet mask: ____________________________________________________________

Gateway: ________________________________________________________________

DNS (optional): ___________________________________________________________


  1. Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > Change adapter settings.

Note: In Windows Vista, click Start > Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > Manage network connections.


  1. In the Network Connections window, right-click the correct Ethernet adapter and select Properties. Click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and select Properties.
  2. Use the recorded information to configure the NIC with static IP information. Click OK, and click Close.


  • Change QoS settings. Marks: 10
    1. Click the Applications& Gaming tab and then select QoS.


  1. Make sure WMM Support is enabled. Click Save Settings > Continue, if any changes were made.




  • Change router password. Marks: 15
    1. Click the Administration tab and then select Management.
    2. Type Network in the Router Password: and Re-enter to confirm:


  1. Click Save Settings > Continue.


  1. Log back into the router using the new IP address and password.

What IP address did you enter into the URL field of the browser?




What password did you use to access the router GUI?




  • Reset the router to the original configuration. Marks: 15
    1. Unless stated otherwise by the instructor, restore the router back to factory default if the option is available.

If default restoration is not available, return the configurations to the following settings or settings provided by the instructor.

Router Address Information:

  • IP address: ……………………………… 168.1.1
  • Subnet mask: …………………………. 255.255.0
  • Router name: …………………………  Router

DHCP Server Setting Information:

  • Start IP address:……………………… 168.1.100
  • Maximum number of users:…… 50
  • Static DNS 1 (optional): …………. 0.0.0 or leave it blank

Router Access:

  • Router Password: …………………… Admin
      1. Navigate to the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties window on the computer. Select Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically. Click OK, and click Close.


  1. Close the browser, log off the computer, and turn off the router.

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