Setting Up Linksys Router

You can conveniently set up Linksys router and make it ready for use. You need to keep the following items ready for starting with the setup:

At the back of the Linksys wireless router, you can see the Ethernet ports (1 to 4) and the Internet port.

At the rear section of your cable modem, you can find the Internet port and another connection port for the cable modem.

Configure Your Linksys Wireless Router

  • First, connect the Internet cable from the back of your router to the back of the cable modem.
  • Next, get hold of the blue Ethernet cable and connect it to the Port 1 (Ethernet port) of your wireless router.
  • Now, plug in the power cables to the back of your wireless router and to the rear part of your cable modem. Then, power on both these devices.
  • The router and the cable modem will get fully powered on within a minute or two.
  • Plug the blue Ethernet cable that is connected to the back of the router into the Ethernet port of your computer.
  • You can now power on your computer.
  • Once you have powered on the computer, please navigate to the Linksys router configuration page.
  • To do that, open the default browser on your computer and type in the address bar.
  • When prompted for a User ID and Password, type in admin for both. These are the defaults. Then, click on the OK button.
  • You will now be taken to the main setup page. It will have the title, Linksys by Cisco.
  • In the Host Name field, type in the name of your router.
  • Now, scroll down the page and make sure that the DHCP server is enabled.
  • Click on the Save Settings button. If you are prompted, click on the Continue button.
  • Now, for the wireless setup, click on the Wireless tab at the top of your page.
  • On the page that displays next, click on the Manual button to set up Linksys router.
  • From the drop-down provided for the Network Mode field, choose Mix.
  • In the Network Name field, type in the name of your router.
  • From the drop-down for the Radio Band field, ensure that the Standard option is selected.
  • Please retain the option as Auto for the Standard Channel field. Click on the Save Settings button. If you are prompted, click on the Continue button.
  • Now, please click on the Wireless Security tab at the top of your page.
  • From the drop-down for the Security Mode, select WPA2 Personal.
  • Create a password and click on the Save Settings button.
  • When prompted, please click on the Continue button.
  • Now, click the Administration tab.
  • On the page that appears next, you can change your router login password from the default admin to any other desired password.
  • Finally, click on the Save Settings button.

We have now seen how to set up Linksys router.

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