How to Setup Wi-Fi Router Without Computer

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With their extensive capabilities, computers are used in many technical engagements, including setting up Wi-Fi routers. However, this does not mean that you cannot set up your Wi-Fi router without a computer.

In case you want to set up a Wi-Fi router but have no computer or your computer has failed to function, there is no need to worry… With a smart mobile device like a smartphone or a tablet, you can successfully set up your Wi-Fi router…

Below is a step by step guide on how to setup wifi router without computer…

The preparation

Step 1: Connect the Smart Device to a power source
The smart device can be iOS-powered or Android-powered. Before you begin, connect the device in power supply so that it can have sufficient energy to sustain the whole setup process. If it already full of power, proceed.

Step 2: Install a Network discovery software
Network discovery apps can come in handy when you encounter problems during the setup process. These apps include FING and EZ NetScan. Download these apps for free from android or apple store, depending on your device.

The procedure

Once you have done the above, you can now begin setting up the router by following the steps below.

Step 1: Turn on the router
Make sure you give the rooter enough time to boot once you have turned it on.

Step 2: Turn on your Smart device’ wifi
Go to your smart device and turn on the wifi if the wifi is off. If it already on, proceed.

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Step 3: Log into the wifi
Look at the router’s network ID or SSID as well as the password from the back of the router. On the SSIDs displayed on your phones, search for the router’s SSID and tap on it. Using the password, log into the Wi-Fi.

Step 4: Find the Internal IP address
There are three ways of identifying the router’s internal IP address. They are:

1. Use the network discovery app
As previously mentioned, you can download the network discovery apps like EZ Netscan and FING for free at Apple or Android store depending on your device. Using these apps is very easy. However, you will need the internet to use the apps. Once your device is connected to the internet, open any of these apps and use them to search for the internal IP address of the wifi router. The IP address will be displayed next to the SSID name, making finding it a rather simple task.

2. Refer to the router manual
Take the router manual and search for its IP address there. Every single router has a default IP address, which can either be found on the manual.

3. Refer to the sticker at the back of the router
This is another simple method of finding the IP address. Turn the router upside down and check the sticker on its back for the IP address.

Step 5: Open your device’ browser
Open your device’ browser and type the IP address in the top bar. As soon as you do this, you will see a login screen, also known as the admin page, on your device’s screen. On the login screen, insert the default login details to log in. Login details can be found at the sticker on the back of the router.

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In case you are not able to log in, try typing password’ as the password and admin’ as the username.
Once you are in, you can now make the changes you want to make to the Wi-Fi router the same way you would have done on a computer or laptop.

Note: The most important steps are step 4 and 5. This is because you only get to access the router’s admin panel once you go through these two steps successfully.

You can find more information on how to log in on the router’s manual. If the information is not provided, you can find it on the router’s brand website.

No routers have the same setup menus.


From the above information, it is clear that you can set up your router using your smart device just as you would with a computer. Despite a computer being better equipped at handling such tasks, any smart device will do just fine. Follow the steps above and enjoy your Wi-Fi on your mobile device.

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