A high-speed and stable internet connection may feel like a dream come true for everyone. If you want to know everything about the Plusnet Login setup, then keep reading on.
Before Setting Up
If you heed our recommendation, we will suggest you check your broadband connection first before anything else. It should be strong and running to its optimal speed. You will have to think about these tips when you have got everything working out for you:
1. Remember that your broadband will work out the best when your router remains connected to the master telephone socket. You should avoid putting your Hub anywhere with no air circulation and ventilation because it tends to become very hot.
2. Also, you should know that things like very thick walls and concrete floors are capable of weakening your wireless signals. Therefore, you should keep your router as close as possible to where you will be using it from.
3. It would be better if you are leaving your Hub switched on at all times.
Setting Up Your Plusnet Hub One Router
Here, you can check all the things you will need to set up your Plusnet Hub One Router. Apart from this formulated guide, we will recommend you to have
– yourPlusnet Hub One
– power supply (Remember that this will come in two parts)
– internet cable with grey ends
– ethernet cable with yellow ends
– handy reference card (you will find it stored at the back of your Hub)
1. Locate where to place your router
It would help if you placed it at a place where you will find the best connectivity. However, you would have to be patient as the placement of your wireless router is responsible for impacting the quality and reliability of your broadband connection seriously. For example, something as trivial as electrical interference, walls, etc., can have a significant impact and can affect your overall browsing experience. For this reason, please put it in a suitable place.
It would be best if you avoided the places at all costs, including the kitchen, as electrical appliances and surfaces can go a long way to disrupt your otherwise solid signals. Also, because it is the humdrum area, we would generally guide you against placing your internet router at such a place where it could quickly get damaged.
2. Aim for central placement
Your router acts like a sprinkler, which spits out the broadband signals in all kinds of directions. This is the reason why you will need to place it more centrally. The more central it is, the more parts of your home will be covered. If you happen to put it up near a window, it will be broadcasting the signals outside. Therefore, you’ll need to make sure that you are choosing the location somewhere central to enjoy a good signal throughout.
3. Avoid the walls
If you have thick walls, it would be tough for you to get the signals from your broadband. They absorb the movement, thus reducing the quality of your connection.
As a solution, you should try to place your router at a place where people walk through quite often. This would mean that you will get open doors, and your broadband signals will have free passages in all the parts of your home.
4. Keep in the open
Apart from walls, shelves, bookcases, and desks are also bad for your wifi signals. This is because these block the router, which can all have a terrible effect on your broadband signal. Hence, please keep it visible, proud, and fabulous to ensure the best results.
5. Avoid all electrical items
You may not know this, but your home is full of radio signals. These may include mobile phones, radio monitors, and all such devices. They tend to compete with the broadband connection, thus interfering with the signals. This is why you should keep your router away from them. This will give your signal the room to breathe in.
6. Do not put it on the floor
Because of being signal down, your broadband performance will suffer if you keep it on the floor. Hence it would help if you tried to put it on a shelf or maybe on top of a cabinet. This will help you to get
better coverage, and at the same time, will reduce the risks of unfortunate foot-router accidents.
7. Adjust antennae
If you are working with some of the old routers, then it is probable that you may need to adjust the antennae to have the best possible signals throughout your entire house. So, as a rule of the thumb, if you have placed the router upstairs, position the antennae sideways. If it is downstairs, then you should point them upwards.
8. Distance from Fish
As much as you may love to have an aquarium inside your house, the same can pose some problems when it comes to your wifi connection. Because the fish tanks are full of water, the struggle to get through the liquid matter gets worse.
In the same manner, mirrors are also not good. They reflect the signal, which causes the distortion. For this very reason, you should avoid shiny surfaces at all costs.
It may take you some time until you get comfortable with your router, so make sure that you are trying out different locations all the time. This method will help you to understand the pockets for the best signal strength and stability.
10. Use the master socket
Your phone lines at home come through the master socket, and that is why they provide the most powerful connection. As it is mainly situated in the living room, you can plug in your router there, and then you could relax.
Connecting Your Microfilters
Microfilters help to stop your phone and broadband signals from interfering with each other. If you do not have them, you could get problems with the speed and connection of your broadband or the noise of your phone line.
But, if you have a double master socket, then you may not need microfilters. Therefore, you will first need to see the type of socket you have. If you do not have any master socket or a standard master socket, you will need to use microfilters.
The first thing that you’ll need to do is connect the microfilter directly to the phone socket you will be using. If you have to remove something if you have to do, you will need to connect it to the phone socket on the microfilter.
If you are using a broadband connection that belongs to another provider, you would have to remove all the equipment. In the next step, you’ll need to connect one end of the grey internet cable to the DSL socket, which will be located on the back of your Hub. Then, please do the same with your other end and attach it to the DSL socket on your microfilter.
Now, you would have to connect a microfilter to each phone socket. Because sockets can be used by your phone charger, alarm sockets, fax machines, digital boxes, and all other numerous things, so you will need to make sure that you are not missing out on anything.
Connecting your Hub and Plugging it in
Here, you will need to use the grey internet cable to connect your Hub to your phone line. Then, you will have to connect it with a microfilter and then connect the same with a double master socket.
After you are done, you will need to plug in your Hub and then switch it on. This step will require you to slide in the three-pin plug onto the power unit until it clicks back into its place. Similarly, as explained above, you will need to connect the power cable to the power socket, which would be on the back of your Hub and the other end to a wall socket.
Press the white button so that you could turn it on. After clicking, it will stay depressed a little bit. You will need to wait for the light to turn blue before you continue.
Connecting your laptop, phone, and other devices to the Hub
If you wish to connect wirelessly, then you’ll need to follow the instructions that come with your computer or any other device.
1. The wifi network or the SSID you will need to connect to will always start with PLUSNET and would have numerals at the end, e.g., PLUSNET-A1BC
2. Your key to wifi password would be ten characters long, and it would be case-sensitive. Therefore, you will need to enter it as exactly it would be.
You will also find all the connection details printed on the reference card, which you will find stored at the back of your Hub.
If you are using an Ethernet cable, you will need to connect the yellow ends to any of the four yellow sockets you see on the back of the Hub. Then, repeat the same for the other end of the Ethernet socket, which you will find on your computer or laptop.
Connecting it to the internet
This would probably be the easiest part. Your Plusnet login hub will need a few minutes so that it could configure its settings and then be able to connect to the internet. This should take you about 5 minutes. After that, you can open any web browser of your choice, and then you can see your home page.
In case you’re not able to connect, then you should check the lights on your Hub. You will first need to check that everything is plugged in. After that, you’ll need to switch your devices on and off again. In the restart process, you would need to press and hold your Hub’s Restart button. Do this until the light goes orange. You will see that the light will go green, blue and orange, and then blue, where it will stay so. That is when you will know that it is ready.