4 Easy Steps to a Linksys Router Setup
To get through your Linksys router setup, you're going to need
to have all the information to login to your internet that you've got
from your ISP (Internet Service Provider). You'll need the
username and password along with the setting we'll enter here to get
your internet set up. Once that's completed, don't forget to
set up your wireless
router security so your connection is only used by who you
you haven't already bought a router, you might want to look into a
router that has Linux or supports open source. This way your
router will run faster and have more options when upgraded.
If your router is able to have an open source, I highly
recommend going with Tomato,
it's served me really well, and after the installation, I'd never go
back to the factory firmware again. If you're not sure what
I'm talking about simply ignore this talk about firmware and continue
Now that your firmware is set, or you've decided to go with
your factory firmware, let's go through a basic Linksys router setup.
Make sure you've connected the modem from your ISP to your
router, then connect the router to the computer before you begin the
next steps. Some pictures of this are available at set up a home network.
Steps to a Linksys Router Setup
- Step 1
- Install a firmware, or decide to stay with your factory firmware.
- Step 2
- Get the manual and find the address to log into your router.
This is typically 192.168.1.1 if you get asked for a username
and password it's usually admin for both. This information
will be in your manual as well.
- Step 3
- Click on Basic setup, or Setup if you have a factory firmware.
- Type - Refers to the type of internet connection, as you
can see here mine is PPPoE.
- Username - Assigned by your ISP
- Password - Enter your password that you got from your ISP
- Service Name - Enter anything you'd like to call your
- Connection Mode - If you have any type of high speed
internet service, select keep alive.
- Check Interval - I have mine set to 15 seconds, this is
how often the router will look to see that your internet connection is
- MTU - If you have this from your ISP, you can change it,
otherwise the default will be fine.
- Static DNS - You can leave these blank, however,
typically ISP DNS servers are slow, if you enter 184.108.40.206 for the
first and 220.127.116.11 you'll get a much faster DNS server.
- DHCP Server - Check this box, this way the router will
assign an IP to your computer and automatically give you internet
access to anyone that plugs into your router.
You can click on Save at the bottom of the page if you wish and your
Linksys router setup is all set to go, if you want wireless set up as well, continue
to finish the last step. On the factory router setup, you
might need to save, then find the router wireless settings. Feel free to
click around and find the wireless settings, as nothing is saved until
you click save.
- Step 4
- Once you've found the wireless setup, we'll enable it, and set up some
security, your linkys router setup isn't complete without it.
- Enable Wireless - Just check the box to enable wireless
- Wireless Mode - Select access point to connect any device
just like it was wired in.
- If you have a mode - Leave this default unless you know
which mode is supported by all your devices. In this case, I
- SSID - Enter a short name that you'd like to call your
wireless connection. You'll need this to connect your
- Broadcast - If you have this box, make sure it's checked.
- If you have a channel option - You can leave this
default, unless you have interference or connection problems at which
point you can try one of the other settings.
- Security - Change this to WPA2 Personal.
- Encryption - Change to AES.
- Shared Key - Type any text in here you'd like.
You'll need this as a password on devices you want to connect
to this network.
There we go, click on Save and your linksys router setup is complete. Give your router about a
to save all the settings. To start with the new settings and let your
computer connect to the newly set up network, remove the power wire
from the router, wait 30 seconds, then plug the router back in.
Write down the SSID and the Shared key, you'll need to have them for all
wireless devices to be connected to your network. If you want to make the most of your computer network
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