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How to set up wi-fi for linksys BEFSR41 - Linksys EtherFast Cable/DSL Router

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: need key code

hi,
in order to get the secret code or security key,you have to log into linksys router interface.the detailed steps are given below:
1)connect a computer to linksys router using an ethernet cable(hardware connection)
2)open a browser(internet explorer or firefox or safari) and in the address bar type in- 192.168.1.1
3)It will prompt you for a username and password-leave the username blank,and in password field type in- admin(in lowercase)
4)now you should be in router page--click on wireless tab,next you can click on security sub tab which will be below to wireless tab(not the security tab adjacent to wireless)
5)now you should be able to view your security key as wep key or wpa key.
6)close the browser without making any change.


p.s:type the address(192.168.1.1.) in address box ,not in any search box,
thank you.

Posted on Dec 11, 2008

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SOURCE: Need proper setup for linksys befsr41 to xbox

If the router is already set up, all you should have to do is run cable from router to xbox. Xbox should be set to automatically detect settings.

Posted on Nov 14, 2009

tryune

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SOURCE: I am trying to connect

I think you meant the access key password for your wireless security and not the password for the router itself (2 separate passwords).
I'll give you both solutions starting with the wireless key password.
1. access the router configuration page by typing http://192.168.1.1 in your browsr. 2. This should pop up a log in window asking for user name & password 3. The default settings for a linksys router say to leave the username blank and type admin for the password. 4. once you're in look for the Wireless tab and click it then click on wireless security 5. your password will be listed there in the shared key box.
Now if its your router access password that you need you'll need to reset the router if you can't remember it and then follow the steps above to create a wireless security password. Here's how you reset the router. Remember that all custom settings you may have set will be erased and the router will go back to original factory configuration settings
1. On the back of the router you'll find a small hole or indentation and it may or may not have the word reset printed by it. 2. Find a paper clip or something of the same size and use it to press the reset button for about 2-3 seconds 3. Router will be reset
Good luck

Posted on Sep 14, 2010

TTCS - IT

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SOURCE: I set up a home wi-fi network and have changed lap

There are several things you can do, both of which require you to plug your laptop into the router directly via Ethernet cable. These instructions are for a majority of Linksys Wireless Routers, but may work on others.

  1. Assuming you have not changed the internal IP address of the router, plug the ethernet cable from the port on your computer to the LAN port on your router (most notably the ones labeled 1-4).
  2. Once you are connected, open a web browser and type in http://192.168.1.1 and press enter.
  3. If your IP address is still default it will ask you for your user name and password. The default is username: admin and password: admin. If the password doesn't work use password as the password.
  4. Once you get "inside" your router go to wireless tab and then to wireless security. There you should see the wireless password in plain text. Copy this down and disconnect from the router.
  5. If you had to disconnect your modem from your router, connect the modem back to the WAN port (not the 1-4) on the back of the router.
  6. Turn on your wi-fi on your laptop and search for your SSID (network name).
  7. Click on the network name and it will prompt you for a password. Use the password that you have written down in the previous steps and you should connect.
If you cannot connect and you are sure you have written down the password and entered it correctly, do a reboot of the modem and router in this order.
  1. Unplug router then unplug modem
  2. Wait 30 seconds
  3. Plug MODEM back in only and wait for all lights to become solid (except the Activity light).
  4. Plug the router back in and wait for all lights to light
  5. Try to connect again.

Good Luck!

Chris

Posted on Sep 28, 2010

CreativeTECH

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SOURCE: how to set-up wi-fi for

First you have to access the router through web browser (Internet Explorer) by typing the IP address of your router in the address bar, which is usually 192.168.1.1 and lookup for the options to do the following: -
1. Change the SSID (Name) of the router
2. Change the default administrative user name and password (unless you've configured otherwise, the default username is admin and the password password.)
(The above step would prevent unauthorized access to your router)

Next step is to secure it:
1.On the left-hand side, under Setup, click "Wireless Settings" 2.Under "Security Options", select your desired encryption method (preferably WPA2-PSK)
3.Choose a Network Key - it can be anything, as long as it's 8-63 characters in length
4. Click Apply

Now your router and your connection would become secure and the user has to provide the network key to access the internet.

Feel free to contract me for further assistance

CreativeTECH

Posted on Jan 05, 2011

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You need to configure your router.
For that Connect your router to computer with ethernet cable then you can access it with following default link.
http://192.168.0.1
or
http://192.168.1.1
If you are not able to access it with above ip then check your computers ip address gateway ip is your router ip try with it.
Then it ask for user name and password.
Type user as "admin" and password as "admin" or "password" or blank.
Then you can see configuration page of router.
Click on WAN settings and set those settings as your internet service provider settings.
Enable DHCP if you want to get ip from router.
Clickon wireless settings enable wireless then enable WEP Security then add WEP code .It isyour password to connect wi fi.Then save settings and restart router.
Then you can connect your wi fi network with that code.
Let me know if you need further assistance.
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  • Check the manufacturer's website for your Wi-Fi router for firmware or software updates.
  • Verify the Wi-Fi router can broadcast an 802.11b/g signal. If using a 802.11n Wi-Fi router, consult the manual/documentation for how to configure the Wi-Fi router for 802.11b/g compatibility.
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  • Disable wireless encryption or security on the Wi-Fi router to rule out encryption issues. If this resolves the issue, try using a different encryption or security protocol.

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Connect your router to computer with ethernet cable.
Then access it with following link.
http://192.168.1.1 or
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type user name as "admin" and password as "admin" or blank or "password"

Then configure your router as WEP.
Then go to wireless and check that wi fi is enabled.

Then go to wi fi security and add WEP key it is your password to connect your wi fi.
Also enable dhcp if you want get ip auto to computers.
configure your wan settings as your internet service provider like dns ip addrses.
Then save settings and restart the router.

Now go on your laptop first turn the wi fi switch on your laptop .
Then check that your wi fi network adapter driver is proeprly installed.Also check in my network places that your wi fi is enabled.
Then double click on wi fi icon and click on "View wi fi networks."
then connect then enter password which you set in router wep key.

Let me know if you need more assistanse.
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