The Zoom 5363, from Zoom Telephonic is a device with big dimensions (208 x 189 x 51 mm). It is able to get high-speed with DOCSIS 3.0 parameters, therefore at least meets with the user needs.
As usual in this kind of routers and because of their design, the front panel has WPS button for initiate connection with other wireless devices and in the back, the always useful Ethernet ports.
In the next lines, I will try to explain as understandable as possible, how you will be able to access to the Zoom 5363 and how to change options like the WiFi password or the SSID.
Changing the WiFi password on Zoom 5363
- First step is to open your preferred browser.
- Type the IP address 192.168.0.1
- In the next page, a box will require User name and Password, so type admin in both cases using lower case.
- On the top menu area click on Wireless. Select 2.4 GHz if the network uses 802.11n standard or 5 GHz if it is 802.11ac.
- Afterward, click on Apply.
- On the left-side menu select Primary Network.
- You will see a text box named Network Name (SSID), here is where you can change the network name to one of your preference.
- The Wireless Security of your choice should be WPA2, so on the drop-down menus, disable the ones you won’t need. Select Enable for the Wireless Setting Security mode.
- There is a WPA Pre-Shared Key text box, once you see it type down a minimum of 8 characters to change the WiFi password for your preferred one. In this box you will be able to change the WiFi password of your network.
- Finally, click on Apply.
You will know if your wireless adapter supports either 802.11n or 802.11 ac, when you try to log in to your wireless network and you see this Zoomxxxx_5G. It means it does support 802.11 ac. Otherwise, it will be show up like this Zoomxxxx.
What is the difference between 802.11n and 802.11 ac standards
This is an older technology that came around 2007 and theoretically speaking it should provide a speed of 450 Mbps, but in the real world, it translates to 30 megabytes per second or 240 megabits per second. This standard works in 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies as well. Besides the fact that for today’s requirements that speed is considered slow.
If you use it at a 2.4 GHz frequency you will have a longer range of WiFi but at a cost of lots of interference, that is because your home is crowded with devices that use the same frequency.
- Video devices
- Cordless home phones
- Car alarms
- Cordless mouse
This one is a newer one, came out in 2013 but with this 6 years of gap gave it, as a result, about three times the speed compere to the 802.11n. In theory, this baby is capable of 1,300 megabits per second and as always in a real environment it translates to 720Mbps. The 802.11 ac standard is compatible with older technologies, works at 5GHz of frequency which means is faster but at a lower range of coverage.