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1.Attach the antennas to the Linksys wireless router.
2.Place the router in a central location, making sure it's not surrounded by metal. (A signal can't be obtained through metal.) The router should be located so that the distance between clients (computers) is somewhat equal. This will create a better connection.
3.Plug the Ethernet cable into the "Internet" port on the back of the Linksys router.
4.Connect a computer to the router by plugging another Ethernet cable into the Ethernet port on your computer and attaching the other end to one of the available ports on the back of the router. You can choose any port except the one labeled "WAN."
5.Plug the router into an electrical outlet.
6.Wait for the power light to stop flashing, at which time the router is finished booting up. While the router is booting, the power light will be blinking. This process may take a few minutes to complete.
7.Reboot your computer so it can access a new IP address from the router through the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
Configure the Router procedure.
1.Open your web browser, type " http://192.168.1.1/ " into the address bar and hit "Enter."
2.Use "Admin" as the username in the pop-up box and leave the password blank.
3.Connect to the Internet and click on "Internet Setup."
4.Select your connection type from the drop-down menu. Choose "DHCP" for cable modems or "PPPoE" for most DSL modems. If you are unsure of these options, check with your ISP.
5.Set a service set identifier (SSID) to identify the router and change the password.
6.Encrypt your wireless connection using a Wireless Encryption Protocol (WEP) key. Under the "Wireless Security" option, enter a passphrase and click "Generate." This will generate a password which will need to be used by any client connecting to your router.
you will need to "set up" the router. http://www.linksysbycisco.com/US/en/support
This is the support page for linksys, if you enter your model in the drop down box, you may see a "Easy Setup' or "assistant" software to help set it up, otherwise you can contact your ISP and they will walk you through entering the right settings.
You will usually have to enter 192.168.1.0, or something close in the address bar when you hook your router up and get pagecannot be displayed, type in that number (or the correct ip of the router) and it will get you to the router setup page.
router is not a system device that is why you cant see your router on your computer, if your referring about the linksys installation disk this will guide you to setup your router to manage all your device that you want to connect to it. to see the router you need to connect your computer to your router using a ethernet cable on the lan port and run the linksys disk and it will walk you thru the setup of your router
If you purchased a new router from Linksys, they should have provided you with a CD that provides step by step instructions, with video on how to setup your router. If your bought your router used, then you can still utilize Linksys web site support to assist you. Please follow this link, and click on EasyLink Connect. This will download a small program that can help you set up your router.
If that is a new router, make sure everything are connected properly, First try to reset the router by pressing the reset button of it for 15 seconds while the power is ON, then after that run the setup CD for the router and let it configure the router for you and after that if still router not working with your modem I will advice you to contact Linksys tech support so one of their tech can walk you through with the process and also to check if the router is bad, they are open 24/7 this is the number 800-3267114...
Plug another Ethernet cable into one of the available ports
Plug the other end of that same cable into an Ethernet port on your PC
LinkSys Router Configuration
LinkSys routers now ship with a Setup Wizard which is intended to simplfy basic configuration tasks.
We do not recommend the LinkSys Setup Wizard for two reasons:
The Setup Wizard is not significantly easier that the regular configuration menus
If you use the Setup Wizard, you will end up learning two interfaces for your LikSys router instead of just one
Instead, we recommend simply starting your web browser and jumping into the configuration.
Once your web browser is open, go to the URL http://192.168.1.1/. This will take you to a popup box which asks you to enter a username and password. Logging in to a LinkSys Router
The username is either blank or "admin" and the default password is "admin".
Once you are past the login screen, you are able to access (and change) a plethora of configuration options for your router.
Don't be worried by the enormous number and variety of options, your LinkSys router ships with default settings that enable it to work right out of the box in most environments.
From here the configuration options that you choose are largely up to your own personal preference.
If this is a wireless router, we recommend that you consider setting an SSID to identify the router as your own and configuring WEP to encrypt your wireless traffic.
LinkSys Router Setup Video Tutorials
Learn how to set up your Linksys Router.
Thomas installs a Linksys router to demonstrate what ease-of-use means.
Don't use the setup CD. It can cause a mess anyways if your computer could read it. Just plug the router into your mode using the correct jack. If you need to any admin work on the modem, the default IP address is:
First thing to do is plug in your router.
Next, remove the cable from your modem, and plug it into the respective port on your router (will say "DSL" either above or below it).
Next, connect an ethernet cable from the computer, to the router.
Finally, log into your router via the web interface (usually 192.168.1.1)
If this is a first install of a brand new Linksys router:
Just plug your cable modem to the back of your linksys router's internet port, then plug a computer to Port 1 on your router, type http://192.168.1.1 in your internet browser on the computer connected to Port 1, you will access the setup page of your linksys router (leave the user name field blank and type admin as password)
Now you can go to http://www.cas411.com/ShowArticle.aspx?ID=68 to setup your wireless securely, you do not want to just leave it at its default settings, as anybody could then use your internet access or worst, check what you are doing on your computer.
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