If you are using the Actiontec MI424WR Rev. I FiOS® Internet Router, its wireless option is activated out of the box. Take a look at the bottom panel of your router for a sticker like this one. It contains the default user name and password, ESSID, wireless keys, and other important information.
Your router's electrical power supply must be plugged into a power outlet at one end and connected to the back of the router at the other end. You'll know you have power when the power indicator light on the front of the router is glowing a steady green. You also must connect an Ethernet cable to one of the four yellow Ethernet ports on the back of the router. Connect the other end of the cable to your computer's Ethernet port. At least one of the router's Ethernet LAN lights should be glowing a steady green.
To connect your router to the Internet, you need either (a) an Ethernet cable connected to the white port on the back of the router and to the Ethernet wall jack that has been installed in your home, or (b) a coaxial cable connected to the red Coax port on the back of the router and to the coaxial wall jack that has been installed in your home. You'll know you have a good connection when the router's Ethernet WAN light or Coax WAN light is glowing a steady green.
To configure your router:
- Open your web browser and to go http://192.168.1.1 which will bring you to the Login screen.
- Enter admin for the user name and the default password printed on the sticker on the bottom of the router. (You can change this password later if you wish). Click OK.
The computer that you have connected to the router now has Internet access.
To configure a computer to connect to the router's wireless signal, please see Connect My Computer (Wireless).