If you’ve already got our broadband, don’t forget you can stay connected, wherever you are, using free BT Wi-fi on your device.
With access to over 5 million free wi-fi hotspots, you and your people can easily and efficiently work from...well, almost anywhere.
Working in Starbucks, or waiting for a plane or train, or even staying in a Hilton hotel, you can use your free unlimited BT Wi-fi, wherever you can connect to a hotspot.
So send and check email, get online, or send and receive files. There's no difference between working from home, working from the office, or working from a hotspot - You can do everything you'd normally do in the office.
Make sure you set up wi-fi now.
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In general, the process of installing a WiFi device to use with your laptop begins by connecting the router to the same computer that is attached to your broadband modem (in this example, your laptop); this allows automated configuration software to obtain the information it needs without any intermediary devices along the way.
Here is a typical setup:
Turn off the power to your broadband modem.
If there isn’t an on/off switch, remove the power supply to the device.
Connect the power adapter to the back panel of the wireless router.
Plug the adapter into an AC outlet.
Check that the power LED illuminates.
Connect an Ethernet cable to the broadband modem.
Restore the power to the modem.
Insert the other end of the Ethernet cable into the WAN (wide area network) port on the back panel of the wireless router.
Insert another Ethernet cable between LAN Port 1 (on the back panel of the wireless router) and any available Ethernet port on the NIC (network interface card) of the laptop, which you’re going to use to configure the WiFi system.
Shut down the laptop.
Restart the laptop connected to the WiFi router.
Let Windows fully load.
Open your Web browser.
In the address bar of the browser, type the URL for the built-in setup screen of the wireless router.
For example, type http://192.168.0.1 for most D-Link routers.
Press the Enter key.
The below table shows a list of the standard addresses for setup screens as well as default usernames and passwords from several major makers.Router Manufacturer URL Default User Name Default Password
Depending on your device maker, you may have to enter a user name such as admin (for administrator), and you may have to enter a password