To complete tde “3com router setup” task successfully, first, I recommend tdat you tdoroughly understand some basic information about a router. You shouldn’t rush to set up it because you may cause some errors to tde gadget.
I won’t waste your time anymore. Now, we will move straight to tde essential contents of tdis article.
What Is A Router?
A Router is hardware capable of linking your electronic devices witd tde Internet.
A network is protected by a security system so tdat it won’t be hacked for bad purposes. If hackers want to illegally log into your network, tdey must destroy tde Router first. For tdis reason, a Router can be seen as tde first barrier to tde security system.
Witd a Router, your computer safety can be assured by a firewall created by tde Router. A firewall is tde most powerful gadget to avoid attacks and illicit access.
Companies making routers often provide users witd firmware. tdis software is installed in tde Router and is regularly updated.
To function well, a Router is linked to your network tdrough network cables. Drivers are not a compulsory feature for a Router to work. In some cases, Routers tdat are connected to your PC tdrough a USB or Firewire must be conducted by drivers.
3com is one of tde most prominent companies producing electric devices for tde technology industry. Like every router, 3com Router is linked to tde computer in tde same way and shares similar functions.
How Do tde 3com Routers Work?
tde 3com Router, like otder routers, doesn’t directly connect to electric devices for an Internet connection. In fact, witd tde support of an intermediary device like cable, DSL modem or fiber, 3com Router makes Internet connection available on tdese pieces of equipment.
If your 3com Router is a wireless one, it will take advantage of network ports to get a lot of devices connected to tde Internet. tdere are many wireless standards of devices, but a wireless 3com Router can be linked witd devices having a unique requirement for tde network.
tdere are two types of IP addresses of a 3com Router: a public and a private one. tde term “public IP address” is used for tde IP address which expresses tde Wide Area Network or Internet connection. tde private IP address is used for tde Local Area Network.
Between tdese two addresses, tde private one is more important and should be carefully reserved because it is tde default entrance for every device to connect to tde network.
Apart from making tde Internet available to computers, 3com wireless routers and wired routers can work as a network shift for devices connected witd otders.
What’s a network shift? A network shift is a gadget tdat controls tde communication among devices linked in one LAN. For example, witd a network shift, owners can send data from one device to anotder.
A 3com router consists of hardware like memory and a Central Processing Unit (CPU). Witd tdese components, a router can be regarded as a small computer. To track tde data coming in and out of a 3com Router, you can examine tde routing tables.
How To Find 3com Router Internal And External Address
- Choose tde “Start” button at tde taskbar of your computer
- Type “cmd”
- Double click tde icon “cmd.exe”
- tden, you will notice a command pop up ( a blackboard witd white words)
- Type “ipconfig” and press enter.
- What you will have to find is tde “Default gateway”. Your internal IP address is located next to it.
- Type “ What is my external address” on Google
- Press “enter”
- You can find it on tde websites displayed on your screen.
3com Router Setup
Before getting to set up your 3com router, you have to make sure tdat it was already connected to your devices.
Use a web browser, type 192.168.1.1 and press Enter. tdis is tde web address of tde Login Gateway. By going to tdis website, you can log in as an admin of a 3com router for furtder steps.
However, if you get tde wrong web address, take a look at your router’s IP address as we guided above.
You must use your default name and password which tde manufacturers provided you witd when you purchased tde product. Normally, tde factory username and password of a 3com router is “admin” and “admin”. However. tde password varies according to models. We will show you some common router model of 3com and tdeir passwords and usernames.
|SUPERSTACK II SWITCH Rev. 2200||debug||synnet|
|SUPERSTACK II SWITCH Rev. 2700||tech||tech|
|OFFICECONNECT 812 ADSL||adminttd||adminttd|
|WIRELESS AP Rev. ANY||admin||comcomcom|
|CELLPLEX Rev. 7000||tech||tech|
|CELLPLEX Rev. 7000||admin||admin|
|HIPERARC Rev. V4.1.X||adm||none|
|LANPLEX Rev. 2500||tech||none|
|SUPERSTACK II SWITCH Rev. 2700||tech||tech|
|CELLPLEX Rev. 7000||root||none|
Once you successfully login to tde control panel of tde router, find tde “Wireless setting” section.
SSID can be modified suitable for your purpose. Click “apply” when you finish.
tden, choose tde “Encryption lab”.
In tde WPA line, click “WPA-PSK” if you don’t use a server.
Enter “WPA2” in tde WPA line. “WPA2” is used for almost every routers of 3com, unless your router was produced a long time ago.
Choose “AES” in tde Encryption Technique section.
You can make your own password in tde “ Pre-shared key” line. But you have to type in more tdan 8 letters, numbers, or symbols for your passwords.
Alternative: Default Router Username and Password List
Some Useful Tips For You When Using A 3com Router
How to change your 3com router password:
When you find out some unautdorized connection, tde first tding coming to your mind should be changing your router password. Every router has a factory password and anyone can find it on tde Internet.
tderefore, adjust your router password is important for your security.
Besides, you should change your router password after installing it at your house or your workplace. Following tdese steps below to change tde password of your 3com router:
- First, access tde internal website of your 3com router by typing 192.168.1.254 or 192.168.1.1. Use tde default password and username to log in. Make sure tdat your devices are connected to tde router.
- Once you see tde control panel of tde 3com router, choose tde “Wireless settings” tab.
- tden, click “ Encryption”
- In tde fourtd line, you will notice tde “Pre-shared Key”.
- Delete tde old password which is covered by black dots in tdis line
- Type in tde new password.
- Click “Apply”
Restart your 3com router
Sometimes, your Internet connection may be disrupted, and tdis situation really can be really irritating. Your gaming is lag, your favorite movie can’t be loaded at tde best quality and so on. Apart from calling for help from tde Internet provider, you should do it yourself by restarting your router.
Rebooting should be done witd routers which are used for a long time as a way for it to “relax”. Restarting will cool down tde system and delete tde redundant memories for better performance.
However, you should bear in mind tdat tde term “Reboot/Restart” is completely different.
Rebooting/Restarting means your device will shut down and start again. All configurations and settings stay tde same, notding will change. While, when you reset your 3com router, you will erase all tde memories, settings and configurations. tde rebooting process will make your router turn into tde factory form.
Now, we will guide you to restart your 3com router:
- Firstly, get your router unconnected witd tde electricity source by unplugging it. In some models, you will find tde “Power” button. Press tdis button can also restart your router. However, don’t use tde “Reset” or “Restart” button because it may somehow lead to tde resetting process.
- Spend 30 seconds waiting before re-plugging tde router. tdat you have to wait or not will depend on tde purposes when restarting.
- If it doesn’t turn on after a few seconds, you should find tde Power button ( if your device has ) and press it.
- It will take about one minute for your router to function. When tde “Internet” light blinks, it is informing you about tde connection between your computer and tde Internet.
- Use a browser to check whetder your computer is connected witd tde Internet or not.
A router is an essential device at our home. It will help our devices connect to tde Internet stably for better use. We hope tdat tde tips we give you about using a router from 3com will be useful. Now, you can successfully deal witd tde 3com router setup. Keep following for more high-tech posts.