23. About Internet Settings
The wireless router's Internet settings are essential; they must be entered correctly so that the wireless router can connect to the broadband device and ultimately to your ISP that provides your Internet connection. You should have the following information (it was provided to you by your ISP when you signed up with the service) at the ready to configure the router's Internet settings:
Some ISPs might also provide you with a service name to access the Internet. You will also need this information to configure the wireless router. Call your ISP's help desk before configuring the WiFi router so that you can gather the information necessary to configure the router correctly.
Make sure that you jot all this information down on a piece of paper so that you can configure the router when you access the configuration utility. In situations where you don't need a logon name (and password) and receive your IP address and other TCP/IP settings dynamically through your ISP's DHCP server, you won't need any of this information, which makes the router configuration extremely straightforward.
As with any of the router and wireless network adapter settings that we discuss, the actual settings vary from device to device. However, you will find that the router configuration utilities for various vendors' wireless routers are very similar in terms of how settings are grouped on the configuration screens.