Easy steps to setup Linksys router with Cable or DSLInternet service: No matter what model number you are using, basic installation processwill remain same for all the models. So just forget about the model number. I was using basic wireless Gmodel WRT54Gat my home and I really like this model. Now I am using Linksys E4200wireless router just for better wireless speed. Linksys router setup with Cable and DSLInternet service: Before we start installation, make sure that Internet connection through the modem is working properly. Connect the computer directly to the modem and try to accessInternet through the modem. If you are able to access the Internet then modem is working fine. If you are not able to accessInternet through the modem then I guessyou will need to call your Internet service provider first and get your connection working. In some casesof DSLinternet service, you may not be able to accessInternet through modem, in that case you must be having a PPPOEuser name and password given by your ISP. Step 1: Resetting the Linksys router. First I will suggest you to reset the Linksys router if this is the first time you are installing it or you want to reconfigure the network from the scratch. Disconnect all the cables from the router. Plug in only the power cable. Pressand hold the reset button at least for 10 to 15 seconds. You will see power light will start blinking. Releasethe reset button and unplug the power cable. Wait for 5 seconds and plug it back in. Now wait for 1 minute. The device will come back to factory default settings. Step 2. Making connections: Connect the modem to the Internet port and computer to one of the 4 Ethernet ports on the router. Make sure that you are connecting the devices properly. Check the status of lights also. You will 4 lights blinking, power, Ethernet, wireless (WLAN) and Internet.
Step 3: Open the setup page.
Check the IP addressof the computer. If it is MACcomputer the click on Apple sign in the top left, go to system preferences and Select Network. Go to Advanced and TCP/IP tab. You will see the router number. Note it down. The default IP addressof almost all the models of Linksys router is 192.168.1.1.Open the Internet browser and in the addressbar type the router IP addressand hit go. It will ask you for the user name and password to log in to setup page. The default password is admin, leave the user name blank. You will be on the setup page. Step 4: Change the Internet connection settings. Change the Internet connection settings according to your Internet service provider. This is the main part of Linksys router setup process. If you make mistake here, it will not work. In caseof Cable Internet provider, you need to clone the MAC addressof your main computer. For DSLInternet provider, you need to change the PPPoEsettings or you may need to change the IP addressof the router. How to change Internet connection settings. Step 5: Create a wireless network. Once you change the Internet connection settings successfully, your main computer will be able to accessInternet when wired to the router. Now you will need to change the wireless network settings and make it secured. There are various ways to secure wireless network. But I will suggest you not to go through all the methods. Just change the wireless network name SSIDand change the security mode to WPA or WPA2. Do not share your password with anybody. You donâ€™t need to enable MAC addressfilter, disable SSIDbroadcast and all other security types. This is just wastage of time and it will make it more complicated. Read how to secure wireless network Step 6: Connect other devices to the network. Now your wireless network is ready with the security enabled. You have to connect all your other wired and wireless devices to the new network. If it is a wired computer or device then you simply need to connect Ethernet cable from the router to the computer and it will start working. If it is a wireless computer or device then you need to search for the wireless network and connect to it. The security is casesensitive. So enter the key properly. wireless network connections. How to setup Linksys E-series and EA-series router using Cisco connect software? Linksys E-series and EA-series routers come with the installation software which is called as Cisco connect software.
I think this is one of the best installation software using which you can handle your network easily. You will see all the network settings on a single screen. Connect the modem and main computer to the router with the Ethernet cable. Run the Installation CDon the main computer. It will start settings up your router automatically. You don’t need to do anything. If it is a DSLPPPoE connection then it will ask you for the PPPoElog in details. At the end you will see the name of your wireless network which will like “red monkey” or “white banana” or some other funny name. You can latest change this name. The router password will be the password of your wireless network or wireless network key. The router password and wireless network key will be same. I think you can setup your Linksys router manually. It is much easier than software. However in case of Linksys E1000,E2000,E3000routers, you will not be able to use Guest network without Cisco connect software. So if you want to use Guest network feature, then use Cisco connect for Linksys router setup. Read detailed information about Cisco connect software Read step by step solution for Linksys router setup .
Published on Jul 3, 2012
Easy steps to setup and troubleshoot Linksys wireless router at home or small office network. Like other wireless routers, open the setup pa...