Get your connections up and running by installing a new router, using this simple guide.

1. Check your internet connection If you're connecting your router to an existing modem or ISP gateway, you undoubtedly know if your internet is working.

2. Place the router As you unpack the router, pay attention to any documentation that's included.

3. Connect to power Once it is powered on, you should see the router's indicator lights activate.

4. Connect to your internet source Next you'll want to connect your router to your internet source, be it a cable or DSL modem or similar ISP gateway. For this, you'll use a basic Ethernet cable, plugged into the router's WAN or internet port.

5. Access the router's web interface While you have a computer connected to the new router, now would be an ideal time to set a new network name and password.

6. Connect wired devices You'll need an Ethernet cable to connect a printer, game console, TV, or internet phone system to your router.

7. Connect your PC or device to Wi-Fi Finally, once your Wi-Fi network is up and running, you'll want to get the rest of your devices connected.