The objective of this assignment is to get a hands-on learning experience about home routers.
Explore your home router's settings, the devices connected to it, and the router's features and capabilities.
Routers are responsible for connecting devices to the internet and transmitting data between them.
Step 1: Access your home router's settings page by typing its IP address in a web browser (e.g., 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1). You can also find their router's IP address by typing "ifconfig" in the terminal (Mac or Linux).
Step 2: Explore the various tabs and settings on the router's interface, such as the wireless settings, security settings, and port forwarding.
Step 3: Take note of any unfamiliar settings or options and research what they mean.
Step 4: Identify the devices that are currently connected to the router.
You can usually find this information in the router's status or network map page. Note the device names, IP addresses, and MAC addresses of the connected devices.
How many devices are connected? Can you identify them?
Step 5: Research and report back on the router's features and capabilities, such as QoS (Quality of Service), parental controls, and guest network support.
Step 6: Reflect on your findings and write a short report summarizing what they learned about their home router.
Discuss any challenges you faced during the exploration process and how you overcame them. Submit as a blog article by submitting the URL.