Routers and firewalls allow for safe communication between devices on your local home network. Discover how to install and use them here.
Man looking at router and phone hooking up wifi network
The Best Router Settings for Home Networks
A USB Modem.
How to Connect a USB Modem to a Wireless Router
Person touching the screen on a wireless printer.
How Do I Connect My Wireless Printer After Changing the Router?
Wi-Fi extenders on a modem with Ethernet cables laying next to them.
Can I Use Multiple Wi-Fi Extenders?
Man checking Wi-Fi Router and phone at the same time.
How to Check Data Usage on a Wi-Fi Router
A router and a networking switch.
How Is a Router Different From a Switch?
A Wi-Fi router with three antennas. The center is vertical and the two outer ones are angled at 45 degrees away from the center
How to Position Router Antennas
Image of a family using multiple devices
How to Turn Your PC Into a Router
Wi-Fi wireless internet router on dark background
How to Connect a Router to the Internet
A router with multiple cords
How to Optimize Your Wireless Router
A Mac connected to a router by ethernet with a keyboard, mouse and iPhone.
How to Connect a Mac to a Router
A man finding the MAC address of his iPhone with a router and laptop nearby.
How to Find Your Wi-Fi Network Name
network lines with dots
How to Enable UPnP on a Router
A woman smiling at a laptop with a router nearby
How to Clear Router History
A close up of someone holding a smartphone in front of a router and next to a MacBook
How to Check Router History
Wireless router in front of a window
How to Find Your Router Password on Windows 10
A blue Wi-Fi router sitting on a wooden table with a person accessing the internet on a laptop behind it.
How to Use a Router as a Wi-Fi Extender
How to Make Your Router Faster for Gaming
Netgear Nighthawk X10 AD7200 (R9000)
Netgear Router Not Working? Here's How to Fix It
Most Modems Have One Coaxial Input and (Only) One Ethernet Output
Can You Use a Router Without a Modem?
How to Access Your Modem Settings
A wireless modem with a laptop in the background.
Do Modems Go Bad?
Hiding a router Wi-Fi network with a laptop.
How to Hide Your Modem and Router
Image of a woman plugging wires into a router
How to Reset a Router Remotely
Two coaxial cables in front of a red background.
How to Connect a TV and Modem to One Cable Outlet
A modems and a router side-by-side
How to Connect a Router to a Modem and Connect to Wi-Fi
An illustration explaining what a modem is
What Is an Internet Modem and What Do Modems Do?
Netgear Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router
How to Reset a Netgear Router
NETGEAR Nighthawk X4S Smart WiFi Router (R7800) -
How to Log in to a Netgear Router
The Back of a Modem Router Showing ADSL Input, Ethernet Ports, and WiFi Antenna
What Is a Modem Router?
An illustration explaining what a modem is
How to Log in to a Modem
A stack of old Wi-Fi routers, wired routers, and modems
What Is a Wi-Fi Modem?
A man using his phone to set up a wireless router
How to Set Up a Router: It's Easier Than You Think
Changing Wi-Fi Channel on Your Router
Boost Your Wi-Fi Performance by Changing Your Wi-Fi Channel
image of a wireless router
How to Fix a Wi-Fi Router to Improve Your Internet Connection
A woman crouching under a desk looking at a router
How to Find a Router Password
A man works on his router.
How Long Do Routers Last?
Keep Your Computer Secure by Opening Select Firewall Ports
How to Open a Port on a Windows or Mac Firewall
A person sitting at a desk holding their smartphone while looking at a router
Router Security: The 8 Best Tips for Protecting Your Home Network
A woman sitting under a desk holding a router
What Is WPS and How Does It Work?
A person in the background with a wi-fi router in the foreground
What Is a Mesh Network? How Does It Work?
Linksys Max-Stream AC1900 MU-MIMO Dual-Band WiFi Router for Home
What Is a Router (Residential Gateway) and How Does It Work?
wireless router connecting devices to wireless internet
What's the Default IP Address for Broadband Routers?
Modem vs Router
What's the Difference between a Modem and Router?
Access point network
What is an APN (Access Point Name) and How Do I Change It?
Illustration of a powerline adapter from different angles.
Powerline Adapters—What You Need to Know
Person port forwarding on their router
How to Forward Ports on Your Router
Close-Up Of Router Against Woman Using Laptop At Home
What Your Router's IP Address Is Used For
Netgear AC2400 router with a list of Default Netgear Router Passwords
An Updated List of NETGEAR Router Default Passwords
High Angle View Of Multi Colored Cables By Switch On Table
How to Find a NETGEAR Router's Default IP Address
A person using to access a router admin page
Linksys Router Admin IP Address
Linksys Router and default password list
An Updated List of Linksys Router Default Passwords
Illustration of a modem with the steps to reboot a router on the left-hand side of the image
Here's the Right Way to Restart Your Router & Modem
Illustration of a person in a living room with a television on the wall showing a blocked Wi-Fi signal
These Are the Best Ways to Reset Your Home Network Router
Picture of a D-Link DI-524 router
Forgot Your D-Link DI-524 Router Password? Here's How to Get In
Airport Express
What Is an AirPort Express?
closeup of a wireless router and a man using smartphone on living room at home ofiice
How to Optimize Your Home Wi-Fi Network in 1 Easy Step
Businessperson with binoculars peering through binary pattern
What Is the Default IP Address of a Belkin Router?
Illustration of a person entering a new router password on a computer screen
How to Change the Password for Your Wireless Router