Configure your Tikona Router in Easy Steps

Getting a personal router installed becomes easy when you sign up with Tikona. I bought a Tikona router and installed it myself. The process is hassle-free, but in-case you struggle with new technology, like my mum, this guide could help with the installation.

Depending on the model of your router, the method of installation may differ slightly.

Here are the steps to configure your router:

  • Use a Local Area Network (LAN) cable to connect your computer or laptop with the Wi-Fi router.
  • On your device, visit the log-in page of the router. Sign up here, by entering a username and password. You will also get the details of the page on the user manual, received along with the router.
  • Go to the wireless settings and configure it as required. First choose a network or Service Set Identifier (SSID) It is mandatory for wireless devices to have a name for each wireless network. The name of the network should be without spaces or special characters.
  • After entering a name, enable wireless SSID
  • Now select the region as Asia or India, depending on the available option.
  • Keep the channel on Auto mode. If there is no option for Auto mode, then pick any channel.
  • In the mode option, choose mixed, or both b and g mode.
  • To secure your network, choose Wi-Fi Protected Access Pre-Shared Key (WPA2 PSK) in the security option. Keep a strong passphrase key to enhance the security of your network. Preferably, it should not be less than 8 characters and have both alphabets and numbers in it.
  • For Internet/Wireless Access Network (WAN) settings, you will have to pick any one of the options. The options are Dynamic Internet Protocol (IP), Automatic Configuration-Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), and Get Dynamically from Internet Service Provider (ISP).
  • Select the correct LAN settings. This will give the IP settings determined for your device. Select DHCP.
  • After selecting all the correct options in the settings, save the changes. You may now disconnect the cable.
  • Now restart your router. You will be able to see SSID which you broadcasted, on your device Wi-Fi utility. When you click on SSID, it will ask you to enter your key. Enter the same key that you have set for your router. Your device is now connected to the router.
  • In your browser, open the Tikona log-in page. Enter your user details. You may now use the high-speed service. Conduct a Tikona speed test to identify the actual speed.

Additionally, Tikona provides special Home Wi-Fi service. This secured network follows the directives of Department of Telecom on wireless home security. The router offers a highly secured network and has simple plug-n-play functionality.

As a happy customer, I hope that my Tikona review and configuration guide helps you too and I hope that you will be just as delighted with the service.

Tikona to Launch 4G Services in 30 Cities in 2016

Mumbai-based Indian Internet Service Provider (ISP), Tikona Digital Networks, is preparing to roll out its 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) services in 30 cities of the country. The company aims to launch the services during the first half of 2016. The company holds 20 MHz of 4G spectrum in Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh East, Uttar Pradesh West, and Rajasthan circles.

Plans of Tikona

Tikona launched a pilot project of its 4G Home Broadband Service in Varanasi in October 2015. It focuses on homes and small offices for its services. Tikona has made an investment of INR 20 crores to cater to over half a lakh households in the city.

Tikona is keen on providing services to more users, with its customer-base absorbing around 1,200 new users each month. This is around 2.5% of the monthly market share, revealed Heramb Ranade, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Tikona. After the marketing campaign, the company expects to witness an increase in its customer base. Attractive Tikona internet plans will help the company to achieve this goal. Ranade said, “With the campaign, this number should double, if not more. We can sustain it for at least two quarters.”

Tikona has increased its customer base from 2 lakhs to 3 lakhs in the past year. “We are clocking annualized exit revenue in the region of INR 3.5 billion”, Ranade added.

Tikona Broadband will be expanded to 5 circles in the initial period of 2016, after the company goes through the feedback from the Varanasi project. This will help Tikona provide flawless services, as it expands and begins its network rollout.

The company is planning to offer complete coverage with Tikona 4G in cities and towns where it will deploy its services. Tikona’s product will feature 10 Mbps connections and this will be 5 to 10 times higher than the existing Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)/3G based products. More such plans can be viewed on their new dedicated website, tikona4g.in.

Tikona’s Associations

Tikona has chosen Chinese company, Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment (ZTE) Corporation, for the deployment of Time-Division (TD) LTE equipment in Tikona’s circles. This will let Tikona establish a strong broadband network.

As per the deal, ZTE will be supplying TD-LTE switching and radio equipment in the circles where Tikona holds 4G LTE licenses. It already supplies the equipment in Varanasi and other cities. Outdoor LTE Customer-Premises Equipment (CPE) will be supplied by Telenet Systems, using Sequans chipset.

Last year in November, Tikona had raised USD 4.5 crores in a new round of funding. The highest investment of 2.5 crores was from International Finance Corporation (IFC). The remaining 2 crores came from funds managed by Oak Investment partners, L&T Infrastructure Finance, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, and Everstone Capital.