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Configure router

Need to know how to configure a Linksys router ,, i have a westell 6100 modem .. i m subscriber for verizon dsl === the o.s is windows vista === i want to connect my note book wirelessly == i have two computer one is desktop and one laptop == i m able to go online line when i connect the modem but i want to connect the LINKSYS 4 prot router == plz help

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  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2007

    i al;ways find problem in vista <>>> but you forget to tell me how to do the wep key secure setting >>>>>plz help in this also


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You haven't specified the version no of the router. If you would turn the router upside down, you can see the model no and the version no right next to it. Although, the configuration of all the versions would be the same, you still need to make sure it has the latest firmware if its a older version. Here is what we need to do... 1. Connect the modem to the Internet port of the router 2. Connect the desktop to the port 4 of the router 3. With the router turned on, push the reset button on the router and hold it for 20-30 seconds. 4. Power Cycle: Unplug the power from the router and the modem. Wait 30 seconds and turn on the modem first. Wait 1-2 minutes till the ligts on the modem are steady. Turn on the router. 5. Wait till the lights on the router are all turned on (takes around 1 minute) 6. On the desktop, open your web browser 7. In the address bar, type 8. It must prompt you for a username and password 9. Skip the username and type the password - 'admin' 10. That must bring up the setup page of the router 11. There is tab on the top right corner - 'Status'. Click on that 12. In the status tab, you must see the internet ip address -, which is the ip address provided by the modem 13. Go back to the setup tab 14. In the setup tab, you would see the local ip address = 15. Change it to 16. Click on Save Settings (scroll down to the lower end of the screen to see this option) 17. Wait for 30 seconds and close the web browser 18. Power Cycle again (refer step 4) 19. Now internet must work on the desktop 20. By default, the network name (SSID) of the linksys router is - 'linksys' 21. You can go to the laptop(i assume it has windows xp), and try to connect to this network by - right click on the wireless icon in the system tray (on the right bottom corner of the screen) and click on 'view available wireless networks' 22. You must see 'linksys' as one of the available wireless networks 23. Try connecting to it and you laptop must work Those steps are generalised and you might get stuck in exceptional cases. If this does not work, please initiate a chat session with any of the experts, if this does not work, because this may require some advanced troubleshooting which would not be possible using those short messages. Good Luck

Posted on Mar 27, 2007

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2007

    Use the desktop for this (the hard wired one) or hard wire the laptop to the router and follow the following steps:

    1. Open the web browser
    2. In the Address bar type
    3. When prompted for username and password, type password - 'admin' (default password) and skip the username
    4. Once you are able to see the Setup page, click on the wireles tab
    5. Change the SSID to 'gunja' (for instance). Please make sure there are no spaces in the SSID and make it as short as possible (for better peformance)
    6. You may also change the channel to 11 (recommended)
    7. Save the settings by clicking on 'Save Settings'
    8. Once you are back on the same page, click on Wireless Security tab (sub-tab under the wireless tab)
    9. Change the security mode to WEP
    10. You may type anything in the passphrase box and click on generate. That will generate 4 keys for you
    11. You may also type a customized key in the Key 1 box (hexadecimal - between 0 to 9 and A to F)
    12. Please note that the only key we need in case of WEP is the key 1 (this is the only key that will be transmitted by default)
    13. Save the settings
    14. Now when you would view the available networks on the laptop, you must be able to see the new SSID. Try connecting to it with the WEP key 1
    15. And bang it goes - up and running

    Good Luck



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