If you are like me and your smartphone or tablet computer is just getting smarter by the minute, one of the most useful features is probably your device’s ability to connect to Wi-Fi hotspots. In essence this lets you connect to the internet without having to worry about using your home network. It’s a feature that I think all users would like to have. However as it turns out there is a major flaw in all of the latest smartphones and tablets, namely the inability to change the SSID of your Wi-Fi router automatically.
The problem with this is that this setting cannot be edited by the user, so if you want to access your Wi-Fi router’s settings, you need to click on ‘Network Preferences’ on your computer. From here you will be able to select the SSID of your connection. In fact all of the major browsers will accept this as the name of the connection. However your device won’t be able to connect to it unless you enable it for this specific setting. How to access your Wi-Fi router’s settings then using 10.0.0.1 loginadmin.net?
Well actually you aren’t actually allowed to do this but there is a way to bypass these restrictions. The way to enable the browser to automatically adjust its SSID is to use an app called “FXNet”. This is a web browser similar to Internet explorer but more advanced. If you go to Google or any other search engine, you will be able to find sites that offer free versions of this browser. Simply download the app, launch it up and it will scan your computer automatically adjusting the settings.
Obviously you can opt to do this manually every time you want to reconnect. There is however a much easier way. A script that you install on your browser can bypass these restrictions. Once you’ve downloaded and installed the script you can simply go to your FXNet settings, look for the SSID and if it’s not set, it will automatically set it.
The way to enable the setting for this is to add the following lines at the bottom of your outgoing web request: “wyi_key=WiFi Router.” That’s just one setting but the idea is to put whatever you want after that first line. You may have to play around with different numbers to get it to work. That’s basically how to access your wi-fi router’s settings. If everything’s working fine, you can test the web connection by going to a site on a friend’s computer or on your own and see if the web pages load properly.
Another thing you can try is turning off your computer when you turn your computer on. By doing this, you are essentially “pausing” the connection. Since the browser has no knowledge of whether or not the computer is currently on, it will not know whether or not you’re just pausing the connection. This means that you should be able to access your router’s settings by pressing the F8 key on your keyboard when you turn on your computer. Keep in mind that this won’t necessarily work for every computer, so you may not be able to access your router’s settings if you’re not connected to a computer with a Windows processor.
If none of these work, your next best bet is to check the internet connection from your modem. Sometimes, this is covered under your wireless Internet contract. If this is the case, then you may have to manually enter the IP address of your modem to find it on your computer. If that doesn’t work, you will need to call your Internet provider and ask them for assistance. Usually, they will have help available almost immediately.
If none of those options work, then you need to find the settings yourself. You can do this by going to the Control Panel in your Internet browser. Under the “Internet Options” section, you will see a listing of all the various options. It should say something like “Choose the internet settings that you want to use” or something similar. Clicking on that option will open a new window, where you can click on the radio button next to the “Use Windows Internet Connection” tab.