This simple step-by-step guide will show you how to set up and connect online in no time. You can connect either wirelessly, or with a yellow Ethernet cable.
Alternatively, you can always book a BrightSparks engineer visit where one of our friendly and highly qualified engineers will do all the hard work for you for just £50.
How do I set up my router?
Make sure you have all the necessary equipment. If any of the below equipment is missing, please contact us free from your TalkTalk landline.
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Locate your master socket
Find your master socket and unplug all connected devices from it
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Connect your microfilters
Fit one of your microfilters into the master socket
Connect your device to the microfilter using your existing cable
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Connect your router
At your master socket, connect one end to your broadband cable into the microfilter
Connect the other end of the broadband cable into the port marked 'ADSL'
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Plug in the router
Plug the power supply into a wall socket and connect the other end to the back of the router
Switch on the power at the socket
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Power up the router
Switch on your router
Check your power light is green
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For a wired connection:
Connect one end of the yellow Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on your computer
Connect the other end of the cable to one of the yellow ports on the router marked 'LAN'
Move to step 12 to connect wirelessly, otherwise your setup is complete
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Select the operating system from the list below and follow the step-by-step instructions. If you aren't sure, see How do I check my operating system? If you are connecting more than one PC/Laptop wirelessly simply repeat the steps from the relevant operating system guide below:
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Your router is now set up and should look like the below. You can now connect your wireless devices or games consoles to your network.
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