How to connect up a Linksys Wireless Router
In case you have many computers in your workplace, you are able to join them to the exact same network with a Linksys wireless router. Networked computers access the Internet and share data, like documents or job data, with one another. Your router won't do the job just by plugging it in, though. You will want to configure it first before your computer will connect to the world wide web.
- Connect an Ethernet cable to the port labeled"Internet" or"WAN" onto the rear of your wireless router. Connect the opposite end of the cable to the Ethernet jack in your cable modem.
- Use an Ethernet cable to connect your computer to port 1, 2, 3 or 4 on the router. If you'd like a wireless connection, you can get rid of the Ethernet cable later after you have finished installation.
- Connect the router to a power outlet with the provided power adapter. When the router has finished initializing, the LED lights on the front desk should turn green.
- Launch any internet browser. Type"192.168.1.1" (without quotes) in the address bar, then press"Enter."
- Type"admin" (without quotations ) in the Password field. Do not type anything in the User Name field. Click on"OK."
- Click on"MAC Address Clone" on the Setup tab. Click"Enabled" and"Clone My PC's MAC," and then pick"Save Preferences "
- Click on"Status" and then Examine the numbers Beside the Internet IP Address. If you see numbers , the router has been installed properly. If you see"0.0.0.0," click on"Release IP Address," and then click"Renew IP Address." Otherwise, in case you have a Wireless-G or even Wireless-B router, click"DHCP Release" and"DHCP Renew."
Join for Your Network
- Power on your Linksys router and place it three to 10 feet away from the computer. Enable wireless mode in your computer if you are using a notebook.
- Click on the"Desktop" tile on the Windows Start display, and then click the"Wireless" icon from the system tray.
- Click on your domain. If you wish to connect to the network automatically whenever the computer starts, click the check box next to"Connect automatically."
- Click"Link" Sort your system security password, and then click"Next" If you do not know your password, then sign in to the Linksys router configuration page. Click the"Wireless" tab and select"Wireless Security." Look for the password in the Passphrase, WPA Shared Key or Pre-Shared Key field.
- Click"Yes, then turn on sharing and connect to devices" to allow other devices to share this network link. This is great for work or home networks.