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How to Set up Your Router


Posted by: Kosciusko Connect 2 years ago

When it comes to the dependability and speed of your home’s internet service, a lot depends on your Wi-Fi router, especially its location in the house.

At Kosciusko Connect, we’ve already got you covered with the area’s fastest and most reliable fiber internet service. Now, we want to make sure you get the most from that service throughout your home. To ensure you have all the resources you need for a superb internet experience, here are a few tips for setting up your router.

Where to Place Your Router for the Best Wi-Fi Experience

Make sure you have enough coverage: If your home is less than 1,500 square feet, one router should provide enough coverage for your whole house. However, if your house is larger, you may want to look into using a mesh extender. By placing a mesh extender in a corner of your home that doesn’t receive high speeds, you’ll optimize the speed of your connection and reduce “dead zones.” Check out our guide to mesh extenders here.

Consider where you spend the most time connected: If you have key locations in your home where you spend most of your time online, such as a home office or family room, take that into consideration when placing your router.

Look for a high and uncrowded space: Placing your router on a high shelf will help distribute the signal more widely and evenly through the house. It’s also best to avoid placing the router behind any large objects or closed up in a cabinet.

Give the signal a clear path: While the Wi-Fi signal can do a pretty good job getting through the walls and ceilings in your house, the one thing that can stop it cold is metal, including shelving, metal desks, and large appliances. Make sure you’re giving your Wi-Fi signal a clear path to your devices when you choose a place for your router.

Man working from home with Kosciusko Connect router beside desk

Setting Up Your New Router

Once you’ve found the ideal location for your Wi-Fi router, a Kosciusko Connect home installation technician will set it up. Follow our simple guide to know what to expect when getting started on your new internet connection.

Connect your router: Once the router is placed, our technician will plug it into the most convenient and efficient power source and turn it on. Then you can start building your home network around your router by connecting your computer to it first.

Configuring the settings: When setting up the GigaSpire BLAST router, our technicians help you with the initial process. You’ll get to decide on the network name and password, and it will be easy to change in the future with our Kosciusko Connect app. In addition to the app’s control and customization, we’ll make sure you’re provided with any information and aid you may need in the future.

Move your devices over to your new network: With Kosciusko Connect’s router and app, it’s easy to make the transition. If you give your Wi-Fi network the same name and password as your old network, all your devices should seamlessly transition over to your new router’s connection.

And that’s it! Kosciusko Connect offers routers with no rental fees and plenty of guidance to get your home network up and running. We will meet you wherever you are, with whatever knowledge or experience you have, and go forward into fast fiber together.

Man with headset on computer with Kosciusko Connect router in the corner

Content supplemented by Lifewire.

Yes, Kosciusko Connect is avidly involved in your fiber internet request and installation process, but we care about what happens next, too. Setting up your router, figuring out mesh extenders, and exploring Kosciusko Connect’s other internet optimization options is a process we’re excited to guide you through. Learn more on our blog and check out more of our residential services.