Question about Linksys WRT55AG Router
How do I setup a static IP address that will work with my router?
Posted by Anonymous on
Windows 2000/XP 1. Click on the Start menu, and then click on the Run option. 2. When the ?Run? window appears, input control ncpa.cpl into the ?Open? field. 3. After the ?Network and Dial up Connections? or ?Network Connections? window opens, right click on the Local Area Connection or Wireless Network Connection which controls the connection to the router. 4. After the ?Local Area Connection Properties? or the ?Windows Network Connection Properties? window appears, click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) then click on the Properties button. 5. Once the ?Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties? window opens, change the option from ?Obtain an IP address automatically? to Use the following IP address. Set the options under ?Use the following IP address? and ?Use the following DNS server addresses? to the following: * IP: 192.168.1.20 (If there are multiple computers being setup with static IP's, then the next computer would be .25, and next would be .30, etc) * Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 * Default Gateway: 192.168.1.1 * Preferred DNS server: 192.168.1.1 6. Click OK then OK or Close. Windows 98/ME 1. Click on the Start menu, and then click on the Run option. 2. When the ?Run? window opens, input control netcpl.cpl into the ?Open? field, then click on the OK button. 3. When the ?Network? window opens, locate the TCP/IP for the Wireless or Ethernet adapter in the PC, and click on it. Once it?s highlighted, click on the Properties button. 4. Change option from Obtain Automatically to Specify and input: * IP: 192.168.1.20 (If there are multiple computers being setup with static IP's, then the next computer would be .25, and next would be .30, etc) * Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 5. Click on the Gateway tab, and input 192.168.1.1 into the ?Default Gateway? field and click the Add button. 6. Click on the DNS Configuration tab, then go to the ?Host Name? field and input Computer, then go to the ?DNS Server Search Order? field and input 192.168.1.1 then click the Add button. 7. Click OK then OK once more, then windows will prompt for a restart.
Posted on Feb 16, 2006
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All Linksys routers have a built-in web-based setup page that allows the user to customize settings and set up advanced properties.
NOTE: Before accessing the router's web-based setup page, make sure the router is powered on and the computer is wired to one of the Ethernet ports on the router (1, 2, 3 or4 ).
Accessing the Router's Web-Based Setup Page
NOTE:To access the router's web-based setup page using Mac, click here.
Open a web browser such as Internet Explorer.
Go to the Address bar and enter your router's IP address ("192.168.1.1" is the default IP of most Linksys routers) then press [Enter].
NOTE : For WRP400, the default IP address would be "192.168.15.1" and if you place the router behind a primary router with the IP address of "192.168.15.1", then the router will automatically assume a new default IP address, "192.168.16.1".
NOTE: If the IP address of the router has been changed, type the router's IP address in the Address bar instead.
The router's IP address can be changed by:
1. Running the router's setup CD.
2. Changing it on the router's web-based setup page.
If you forgot the router's IP address you can:
1. Check the router's IP address. For instructions, click here.
2. Press the Reset button at the back of the router for 30 seconds.
NOTE: This procedure will reset your router to factory defaults. Any settings on the router will be erased. The router's IP address will be "192.168.1.1" and the password will be "admin".
A new window will prompt for a User name and Password. Leave the User name field blank then enter your router's password ("admin" is the default password), then click OK.
If you forgot the router's password you need to reset the router. For instructions, click here.
NOTE: If the password of the router has been changed, type the router's new password in the Password field instead.
The router's password can be changed by:
i. Running the router's setup CD. Click here to learn how to download firmware.
ii. Changing it on the router's web-based setup page. Click here to learn how to change password on the web-based setup page.
Unable to Access the Router's Web-Based Setup Page
Reset your router for 30 seconds. Try accessing again using the default IP address "192.168.1.1". If you are encountering problems accessing the router's web-based setup page, click here.
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