Question about Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router
I recently had to reboot my entire system due to a viruse and now i cant find the cd to reinstall useing my wireless-g 2.4ghz broadband router 54mbps can you help
You do not need the disk to set up your router. There is a small button on the back in a tiny hole. With the unit on push the button for 10 seconds to reset it to factory default. Then you just hook your computers cat 5 LAN cable to any of the 4 computer connections, not the internet connection. Hook the LAN cable from your modem to the internet port on the router. Then follow these instructions to set up your security preferences. You DEFINITELY want to set up WEP or whatever, to keep people from jacking your service. This is how you do it:
LinkSys Router Configuration
I 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 pop up box which asks you to enter a user name and password.
The user name is either blank or "admin" and the default password is "admin".
Once you are past the log in 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.
As this is wireless router , I recommend that you consider setting an SSID to identify the router as your own and configuring WEP to encrypt your wireless traffic if you are in a highly populated area to keep people from hopping a free internet connection gloaming up all your bandwidth. If you live in a congested area you have to set up WEP or else war drivers will get on your connection and download all kinds of bootleg movies or stolen software and the service provider will send you the threat letters. This actually happened to me. Now I run A VPN that encrypts everything that goes in and out of my computer and drops it off in Amsterdam. I can download whatever I want and not even my service provider knows whats going on as everything is encrypted with a 256 bit AES encryption key. With the fastest array of computers I will be dead for 1000 years before they decrypt the first file. If you want to learn more about Virtual Private Networks Get in touch with me directly: email@example.com and I will teach you all about it. Then you can download whatever you want until you are blue in the face and nobody can tell what you are doing.
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