You’ve just got an awesome new modem/ router because it has more features, a longer range, and faster speeds for your Internet. The only problem is that it’s a beast in size! You can’t place it beside your bed anymore. Those nights when you need to do some light reading while in bed will be ruined by the blinking blue lights of the modem/ router! So what are your options? You can always leave it in another room (or open space if you don’t want to move it out) and connect the modem/ router back to your bedroom with a long Ethernet cable. But who wants to deal with wires every day? Here are some ideas on how you can move your modem/ router to another room and make sure that everything works properly after moving it.
How To Move Your Modem To Another Room
Use a wireless range extender in your bedroom
A wireless range extender is a handy gadget that will extend your router’s WiFi range. Simply plug in the range extender in the room where you want to connect your modem/ router and it will “re-transmit” your router’s WiFi signal to that room so that you can keep using your modem/ router normally. Keep in mind that you will need to connect the range extender to your modem/ router using an Ethernet cable. If your modem/ router isn’t near your bed anymore, you can run a long Ethernet cable to the room where your modem/ router is located and then plug the Ethernet cable into the extender. The range extender will then “re-transmit” your Internet connection to your bed.
If you have an extra Ethernet cable, use it to extend your router’s range
If you have a spare Ethernet cable, you can use it to extend your router’s WiFi range. Simply connect the Ethernet cable to your modem/ router (via an Ethernet port) and then run it to the room where you want your modem/ router to be placed. Plug one end of the Ethernet cable into your modem/ router and the other end into a laptop or computer. You will also need to set up your laptop or computer for Ethernet connection in the Network settings. Once you do this, the connection to your modem/ router will be extended to the room. You can now place your modem/ router where you want to and still enjoy your normal WiFi connection in your bedroom.
Put it on the floor and place your bed above it
If you don’t want to deal with Ethernet cables, then you can place your modem/ router on the floor and place your bed above it. Simply place your modem/ router on the floor next to your bed. The range of the WiFi signal will be extended upwards towards your bed so that you can enjoy the Internet on your laptop or computer. You may need to play around with the placement of your modem/ router and bed to get the best reception. You can also use books or other small items to raise your bed up so that it’s at the right height.
Get a wireless router with dual-band technology
If you’ve tried all of the above and still aren’t getting the best WiFi reception, then you can get a wireless router with dual-band technology. A dual-band router will broadcast two WiFi networks. One network will be optimized for high speed and long range while the other network can be used for low-end devices like your laptop or computer. A dual-band router will broadcast the high-speed WiFi network for long range and the low-end WiFi network for your computer. So you will get the best of both worlds. You can place your modem/ router wherever you want, and it will still receive the best WiFi connection.
You can also use a USB Cord
If all else fails, then you can use a USB cord to connect your modem/ router to a laptop/ computer. Simply plug in your USB cord to the back of your modem/ router and plug the other end into your laptop/ computer. You can now enjoy your WiFi connection from the comfort of your bed using WiFi or Ethernet. You can use this method for connecting two computers together for file sharing, or you can do this to connect your computer to the internet when you don’t have an Ethernet connection. These are some quick tips on how you can move your modem/ router to another room and make sure that everything works properly after moving it. If you follow the tips, then you can enjoy your WiFi connection from the bed while reading a book.
How to keep your Modem safe from hackers?
Change the default username and password
The first thing you should do is to change the default username and password of your modem. By default, most modems come with a username and password, which are both set to “admin”. The “admin” username and password combination is widely used by many hackers because it’s easy to guess. So, changing the default username and password of your modem is the first step that you should take in protecting your modem from hackers.
Use a secure WiFi network
Next, you should connect your modem to a secure WiFi network so that it can be protected by a strong WPA2-PSK (AES) encryption key. This will prevent anybody from hacking into your internet connection without using any unauthorized software or hardware devices. However, if somebody manages to break into your home WiFi network, then they might be able to hack into your internet connection. Therefore, you should make sure that only authorized users can access your home WiFi network by disabling the guest access feature of the router or by setting up MAC address filtering on it. Some routers also allow you to set up WPA2-PSK (AES) based RADIUS authentication on them so that only authorized users who enter their credentials can access the internet connection through them. You can also use VPN services like IPVanish to encrypt all of the data that goes through your internet connection before reaching its destination which can help in keeping all of your data safe from prying eyes.
Use a firewall
You should make sure that you have enabled the built-in firewall of your modem/router because it can prevent anybody from hacking into your internet connection from outside. If you take advantage of the router’s firewall feature, then it will block all incoming connections to your internet connection and will also prevent anybody from forwarding their traffic to other computers through your router. This is a very important feature that you should never disable if you want to protect yourself against online threats.
Disable Remote Management
Disable the Remote Management feature of your modem/router if you don’t use it because this feature allows hackers to access the configuration interface of your modem/router from outside which can compromise its security. This is just like leaving the front door of your house open so that anybody can enter it without using any authorized keys or codes. So, if you don’t use this feature, then you should definitely disable it in order to improve the security of your internet connection. You can easily do this by disabling the remote management setting on the web-based administration interface of the modem/router which is available at 192.168.*.* IP address range by default. However, if remote management has already been disabled on the web-based administration interface, then it might be hidden and not visible in its settings page so that nobody can change its settings without using any authorized credentials or hardware devices like a LAN cable and a computer with an Ethernet port, etc. So, you may want to check out the manual of your modem/router to find out how to disable remote management on it.
Change the default password
The first thing that you should do after buying a new modem/router is to change the default password that is used by its manufacturer to set up the device initially. The reason why you should change this default password is that it can be easily guessed by hackers if they know about it and then they can use it in order to gain unauthorized access to your internet connection. If there is no password at all, then anybody can log into your router’s configuration interface using an Ethernet cable and a computer with an Ethernet port, etc. So, make sure that you have changed the default password on your modem/router before using it for the first time otherwise all of your data might be compromised by online threats in case of any security breach on your internet connection.
You simply can’t find a better way to enjoy your bed than with a WiFi connection. If you don’t have a WiFi connection, then you can follow the steps above to get one. You don’t need to worry about the details because I have already done the hard work for you. So just enjoy your bed and read that book!
Q: How do I connect my modem/ router to my computer?
A: You can use an Ethernet cable or a USB Cord. You can get an Ethernet cable from any store that sells electronics.
Q: What is the best way to move my modem/ router?
A: You should first turn the power off on your modem and router. Next, remove the Ethernet cable from one of your devices. After that, you can remove the screws from the back of your modem or router and carefully pull it out of its place. If you have trouble doing this then you can call a professional to help you out. Once you get it out, then put it in its new place and put all of the screws back in place. After that, plug in your power cord and turn it on again. Once everything is up and running, then plug an Ethernet cable into one of your devices and test it out!
Q: What are some good WiFi routers?
A: You can read this article that I wrote on the best WiFi routers. It will give you a list of the top 10 WiFi routers.