Managing your wireless network
To add devices to your network, you will need the network name (sometimes called SSID) and the password (sometimes called Key). You can find these on your modem, usually on the bottom or back depending on your modem.
Understanding Wireless bands
Your Distributel high speed Internet service comes with a modem, which has two wireless bands 2.4Ghz & 5Ghz.
Each has a separate name and password which you can find on the back or bottom of your modem.
2.4Ghz Band: is best for providing Wi-Fi coverage for stationary devices that need consistent ongoing connection, such as a router. This band also has the broadest range throughout your home.
5Ghz Band: Some devices give you the option to use this band which provides a faster speed but a smaller range.
Changing your network name and password
We recommend protecting your Wi-Fi network by being sure a password is needed to access it.
1. Open your web browser and go to 192.168.1.1/admin
2. Click on Managed gateway (advanced).
3. Log in using the username admin and the default 8-digit password on the bottom of your modem.
4. To change the Wi-Fi name and password for the 5GHz Band:
- On the top menu, select Wireless.
- On the left menu, select Radio >> Wireless Interface >> 5 GHz.
5. Click Primary Network.
6. Go to Network Name (SSID) and enter an easy to remember name, and enter an easy to remember password in the WPA Pre-Shared Key field. Your password must contain at least 8 characters.
7. Ensure AES is selected in WPA Encryption and click Apply to save your changes.
Repeat these steps for the 2.4GHz Band.
That’s it! Your wireless network should now be secure and ready to use.
Connecting a device to your Wi-Fi
To connect a device to your wireless network, check that the wireless setting on the device is turned on (usually this is found in settings or preferences). The device will list all wireless networks in range. Select the network name you created and enter the new password you created.