How to Get Wifi in Your Home Without a Computer
Nowadays, you will be hard pressed to find a person that does not have a computer or hasn’t used one. Even with the advent of mobile devices and the fact that nearly all people have started using smartphones and tablets; still, more and more people still prefer using computers to accompany their daily tasks. More so, computers have a step up when it comes to the number of jobs you can do compared to smartphones.
One of the things that you can do with a computer is set up a WIFI network for your household. With that being said, a computer is one of the most critical components you need to have when installing the WIFI in your house. However, some people are not equipped with a machine. There are also some that have but are already old and conked out. Thankfully, you can still set up a wifi network for your house without a computer.
In this article, we will teach you how to get wifi in your home without a computer. Before we get into the different steps, we still emphasize users to get a hold of a computer when setting up a WIFI network. While mobile devices are capable of doing the job, they still are limited when it comes to the features and capabilities. With that being said, let’s start.
What you Need
To set up a WIFI network without a computer, you need to be equipped with some components and devices. One of which is a smartphone or tablet with a current OS. You can use either an Android or iOS powered mobile device. It is worth noting that you should have either the smartphone or tablet with a fully charged battery. This is important since if your device shuts down in the process, the WIFI network might not be set up correctly.
Aside from a smartphone or tablet, you also need to be equipped with some wireless network discovering programs. You need to download these programs and install them on your mobile device. There are several applications to choose from. Among the few that stand above the rest include FING and EZ NEtscan. These two apps are both free to download and are available for both Android and iOS users.
You also need to have an object with a thin, pointed tip such as a bullpen. You will need this once you might need to reset the router during the process.
Using an Android Device
As mentioned above, you can set up a WIFI network with the use of any smart mobile device. We will start with the discussion on how to set it up using an android device.
The first thing you need to do is to plug in your router. You may need to wait for a couple of minutes for the router to finish booting up. Once one, grab your Android device and then turn on the WIFI settings and look for the WIFI connection from the router. Connect to the router’s network. If you are not sure about which of the available systems is from the router, you can check the brand name of the router. If there are similar networks with the same brand name as your router, check the back portion of the router and look for the series no. This usually coincides with the SSID of the network. The back portion of the router will also reveal the exact default SSID and the password of the unit.
To connect to the WIFI network, you may also need to key in the password. Once connected to the system, open up the browser of the device. In the browser’s address bar, input the IP address of the router. If you are unsure of the network’s IP address, the default IP address for most routers is http://192.168.1.1. Some routers also come with the IP address of the unit which can be found in the back portion of the group. If the steps mentioned above, is not working for you, you can search for your network’s IP address through various websites on the internet or IP address discovery applications.
If you are making use of the FING application, you can use the app to determine the network’s IP address which is usually found under the SSID of the WIFI network that you are connected. This is also located beside the WIFI icon.
If you have determined the IP address of your network, key it in the browser address bar and then click search. This will direct you to an admin page of the system. You need to log in to the admin page. If it is your first time to visit the admin page, you may need to key in the default username which is in most cases, just “admin.” The default password is also “password.” It is also worth noting that some routers come with the admin login details at the back print.
Inputting these details will direct you to the admin page where you can do all of the operations and customization features that will help you set up the WIFI in your house.
Using an iOS Device
Using an iOS device also entails similar steps. However, there are also some differences compared to what you will do with an Android device.
The first step is to plug in the router, wait for a couple of minutes for the router to successfully boot up. Next, turn on your iOS-powered device and then turn on the WIFI setting. Once again, locate the SSID of the WIFI network and connect to the system. If you are having trouble looking for the WIFI network, look at the unit’s back portion as it reveals most relevant information — key in the password.
After doing this, open the device’s browser, which is usually Safari. In the address bar of Safari, input the correct IP address of the network. If you do not know the WIFI network’s IP address, do the steps mentioned above in the Android section.
Once you have navigated to the admin page of the router, input the username and password and click on log in. After logging in, do the necessary steps and changes you want to do with the WIFI network. The admin page allows users to conveniently set up the WIFI network with a couple of clicks.