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  1. Using the "Quick Installation Guide", follow the instructions in step 1 toset up your new wireless router. You may also need to restart your computer inorder to see the router.

    Note: If you normally use a static IP address, you will have toreconfigure your internet connection to use DHCP. Go into the controlpanel and open your network connections. Edit the properties of your currentnetwork connection, and make sure that "Obtain an IP address automatically" isenabled.
  2. Connect to the router using your web browser by typing"" into the URL address box.
  3. Leave the Username field blank, and enter the password "admin" to accessyour router when the login prompt appears.

    Note: You will notice immediately a list of menu options (Setup, Wireless,Security, etc.), and as you click on each of these submenus appear. Thisdocument will refer to a menu-submenu combination as Menu -> Submenu.
  4. Setup -> Basic Setup. In the "Internet Setup" section, choose"Static IP" from the drop down menu. Fill in the appropriate values thatdescribe your network. (You don't need to change anything in the optionalsection just below that.)

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  5. In the "Network Setup" section, you should at least set your timezone toEastern Time, although you may make changes to the DHCP server as well if youanticipate more than 50 users connecting to your network at once.

  6. Wireless -> Basic Wireless Settings. Set the Wireless networkmode to "Mixed" if you would like both B and G clients to be able to connect toyour network. Otherwise you can just select "B-only". The "Wireless NetworkName" will be provided by CNS. Make sure that you disable "WirelessSSID Broadcast" to give a little extra securihow can i put my linksys 54G a password - wireless-basic.pngg src="" alt="wireless-basic.png" class="h_mi" />
  7. Wireless -> Wireless Security. CNS recommends that you use atleast WEP based security to protect your network. Choose WEP from the dropdown menu and then select "128 bits 26 hex digits" for the "WEP Encryption".Enter a passphrase into the "Passphrase" field and click "Generate" to generatethe corresponding HEX keys. Distribute key 1 to how can i put my linksys 54G a password - wireless-security.png key foryour network.

  8. Wireless -> Wireless MAC Filter. CNS also recommends that youuse a MAC address list to filter access to your network. Click the "Edit MACFilter List" and add all the MAC addresses that are going to be accessinhow can i put my linksys 54G a password - mac-filter.png Any time a new user requires access, you will have to add them tothis list.

    mac-filter.png IMPORTANT NOTE: Make sure that you add the MAC address of thecomputer you are using to set up your router first, before enabling this filter.Otherwise you will be unable to access the router and will have to reset therouter. If you do have to reset the router because you have locked yourselfout, there is a small reset button on the back of the router that will resetthe router.

    Once the appropriathow can i put my linksys 54G a password - wireless-macfilter.pngeen added, "Enable" the filter, andchoose the option "Permit only PCs listed to access the wirelessnetwork".wireless-macfilter.png
  9. Administration -> Management. You should make sure you changeyour password on this screen. "admin" is not a secure password! Also,you should disable "Remote Router access" so that your router cannot beconfigured from outside your network. UPnP is a protocol that opens ports inyour firewall on the flyhow can i put my linksys 54G a password - administration-management.pngeat. We recommend thatyou disable this, but if you are running applications like MSN video chat, youmay have to have this enabled.

  10. Administration -> Log. If you would like to keep a log ofconnections to your network, enable the logging here.

  11. That's it! You should be on the air!

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