Why it's important
Your router’s control panel allows you to change and check any settings related to your router. From here, you can adapt your network setting to suit your personal needs.
How to access it
Once connected to your router, open a web browser (such as Google Chrome) and enter '192.168.1.1' into the address bar (where you would normally enter a website address). A 'log in' screen should now appear. The default username and password will be 'admin' & 'admin' (all in lower case). If you wish, you can change this later in the 'Administration' section of the router menu.
You should now be in the control panel. From here, you can access the rest of your router’s settings.