How to Configure Reliance DSL Broadband Modem

This article is a step by step guide to configure Reliance DSL broadband modem by your self. In many cases we may need to reset the Reliance broadband modem to solve some connectivity issues. I hope this article will help you to reconfigure the modem manually. This article is a common guideline for most of the modem versions and I did my best to make sure this article is useful to configure most of the broadband modems supplied by Reliance. Though images are added in this guide, please note that different modems have different setup pages. In case if you want to configure a different modem other than the one send by Reliance, this article will help you.

Change Wireless Network Name (SSID) On D-Link Router and Hide Network

One week ago, one of my friends called me to fix wireless network issues at his home. He complained he was getting good signals and connected properly to his wireless network but after a while his computer automatically disconnecting. I asked him whether he was connected to the right network. His answer was yes. He told me he was using D-Link router and the wireless network name (SSID) was dlink. He was pretty sure, his laptop was connected to the right network since the SSID was the same name configured on his D-Link router. I asked him to switch off the router and check if he could connect to it. He did the same and told me yes. Still he was connected. His computer was connected to another unsecured connection with the same SSID. To avoid this type of mistakes it is better you change the default Wireless Network Name set by the router manufacturer and give a unique name. To change the SSID on D-Link Wireless Router, follow the steps below.

If you are looking for steps to configure Internet, follow the steps provided in the link below.
How to Setup D-Link Device

How to Change Wireless Network Name on D-Link Router


  1. Log in to D-link Router: Type 192.168.0.1 on the address bar of browser and enter admin as user name. You can leave the password field blank.

  2. Click on Wireless Settings tab

  3. Click on Manual Wireless Connection Setup button
    Change

  4. You can delete the default name and write your own wireless network name
    dlink router

  5. Click on Save Settings

Hiding Your Wireless Network from Others


By hiding your WiFi broadcast from others give you one more layer of protection. Though it is not very effective against skilled intruders, there is no harm in trying this. To hide your D-Link Wireless network, follow the steps mentioned below.

  1. Log in the router and open manual wireless connection setup page.

  2. Select the visibility status as invisible

  3. Click on Save settings


After this, it will be hidden from others. In order to connect to the hidden connection, you have to type the SSID manually and click connect.

This article is specifically to change the SSID on D-Link router. To learn more about configuring it, click on the link below.
How to Configure WiFi on DLink


In case if you face any issues with connecting to the D-Link WiFi after changing the SSID, the steps mentioned in the link below can help you.
WiFi Keeps Disconnecting

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A Network Cable is Unplugged

One of the common network error message you may get in your daily life is "A network cable is unplugged". As compared to other error messages we discussed before, this message is not a big deal. You may get the error message A network cable is unplugged mostly due to the improper connection between the Ethernet port on your computer and the networking device (Eg: Router, Hub etc). In most cases simple loose connection is the reason. If you are connected to Internet by a wireless connection, this alert can confuse you. One of my friend told me even if he is connected to the wireless network, he gets this alert. He was really surprised because he could go online even if he was getting this alert. Anyway I am not going to beating around the bush. Major reasons to get the alert A network cable is unplugged are listed below.

How to Update to Latest Firmware on D-Link Router

Upgrading firmware on router or Access Point can resolve many connectivity and performance issues. Router manufactures release new firmware version with patches for the bugs and errors reported in the past versions. So it is a good practice to verify your D-Link wireless Router runs on latest firmware version released. You can check whether your D-Link device is having latest version from the web based setup page. One important point you should remember is while uploading firmware, your computer must be connected to the D-link router using an Ethernet cable. Steps to check the current firmware version on D-Link router and update it to the latest version are provided below.


Steps to Update D-Link Router Firmware
  1. Log on to D-link Router:
    Type 192.168.0.1 on Browser address bar and press enter. When prompted, enter admin as user name and leave password field blank. To learn more about this click on the link below.
    How to Login and Setup D-link Wireless Router

  2. Click on Tools bar on the Top menu

  3. Click on Firmware
    how to update

  4. Check Firmware Version: To check the current and latest firmware versions of D-Link Router, click on the button Check now under Firmware information.
    check

  5. Download Latest Firmware for D-Link Router:

    If the current firmware on D-link router is not the latest one, download the latest version from their support site. You should save the file on your hard-disk.

  6. Upload:

    To upload the latest firmware click on the button Upload after specifying the location of the downloaded file on your computer by using the button Choose file.
    update

    Now wait till power light on D-Link router is steady.

  7. You may power cycle D-Link router after completing the firmware upload process.
    How to Power Cycle


Trouble Uploading D-Link Firmware

Whether it is a router or Access Point, some unexpected issues may arise while flashing the current firmware. If you are facing trouble performing the steps mentioned above, this section may help you.

  1. Unzip

    Sometimes the file downloaded from website is in zipped format. In that case you must unzip it before uploading.

  2. Already having latest version

    If the Access Point is already having the latest software, update process may fail. So check the version of software running on the device before start update process.

  3. Connection Error

    While updating a device firmware, it must have a reliable connection. It is important to connect the Access Point and PC with an Ethernet cable rather than using WiFi.
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