Wireless Configuration for NetComm NB6Plus4W Routers
This guide is suitable for NetComm NB6Plus4W routers. You will also need an Ethernet cable to complete this guide.
What we'll cover:
- Logging into your router
- Turning your router's wireless settings on (or off)
- Securing your wireless network so only people you allow may connect
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NOTE: The NB6Plus4W router has wireless turned on by default.
If you will not be using the wireless network, we recommend you turn the wireless off for security reasons.
- Make sure that your computer is connected to your router with an Ethernet cable.
- Open your preferred web browser, for example: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox.
- Enter the following number into the address bar and then hit Enter on your keyboard:
- 192.168.1.1 (this number is called an IP Address).
|Figure 1: Entering the IP address to access the router|
- The modem Log In page will open. You will be prompted for a username and password.
- The default username and password for the NB6Plus4W is as follows:
|This is the router's default username and password.
We recommend that you change the password for security reasons.
- Click OK to log in to the router.
- The NetComm Connect to Internet page will be displayed. This screen is used to set up your ADSL connection.
- Click the Wireless link in the menu to the top of the screen.
|Figure 2: The NetComm NB6Plus4W menu with Wireless highlighted|
- The Basic Wireless settings page will be displayed.
- NOTE: The NB6Plus4W has wireless turned on by default. If you will not be using the wireless network, un-tick Enable Wireless. This will prevent unauthorised access to your wireless network. Otherwise, leave Enable Wireless ticked.
- Create a name for your wireless network and enter this into the field labelled SSID.
Creating a network name (SSID)
Your network name is used to identify your wireless network. This is particularly useful if there are other wireless networks nearby.
Because your network name will be visible outside of your home or office, the name should be recognisable but should not use any personal or service details.
- Bad Network Names:
BloggsFamily, JoeBloggs, 123JamesStreet, Internode, default, your Internode username, your router's name/brand.
- Good Network Names:
MyNetwork, HomeWireless, Homestead, Cookie Monster (be creative!)
- Once you have chosen a network name, click Save/Apply to save the settings.
|Figure 3: Basic Wireless settings|
- The router will take a few seconds to save your settings, and will return you to the Basic wireless settings page.
- Click Security at the left of the screen to secure your network.
- Do not change the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) settings.
- Set the Wireless Security to WPA2-PSK.
- Create a password that will be used to access your wireless network. This needs to be entered into the field marked WPA Pre-shared Key.
Creating a Pre-shared Key (Wireless Password)
A Pre-shared key prevents people you don't know from accessing your wireless network. When you connect your computers to your wireless network, you will be asked for the pre-shared key. If someone tries to connect without the pre-shared key, they will be unable to connect.
Your pre-shared key:
- must have a minimum of 8 alphanumeric characters (the longer the better)
- is case sensitive
- should never be the same as your Internode password - or any password you currently use!
We recommend you create a complex password for your pre-shared key.
- Once you have entered a password (pre-shared key), click Apply to save the settings.
|Figure 4: Wireless Security Settings|
Congratulations! You have successfully configured the wireless settings on your NetComm NB6Plus4W router.
To connect your computer to the network, please refer to the following guides:
- Connecting a Windows computer to a wireless network
- Connecting a Macintosh computer to a wireless network
If you are looking to set up your Internet or Fetch TV service, please refer to our setup guides:
If you are having trouble setting up your router or would like to clarify some of the steps, please contact our Support Team.