How To Setup A Linksys Wireless Router

By ahmedmohamed on January 22, 2011 In Computers





You bought a new Linksys wireless router and you do not know to use it. You are experienced with computers and networks, but this is the first time you touch a Linksys router and you do not where to start configuring the router. You are excited with all of the great features that your Linksys wireless router offers, and you want to get the most of your wireless router.

Do not worry! Up on the completion of this article, you will have a clear idea about what should you do to configure every feature and service built in the Linksys wireless router.

The Linksys wireless-G router is powerful router and it allows you to:

  • Connect your network to the Internet.
  • Share your Internet Connection easily and securely.
  • Assign an IP address to each computer on your network using the built-in DHCP function.
  • Assign a fixed host and domain name to dynamic Internet IP address.
  • Interconnect separated physical networks using static/Dynamic routing functions.
  • Create a secured wireless LAN.
  • Protect and hide your network from hackers and malicious users.
  • Access your network from anywhere easily and securely.
  • Manage Internet usage and traffic
  • Play games online with your friends and family.
  • Publish your internal application servers, such as Web servers, FTP servers, e-mail servers.
  • Protect your public application server, and your exposed computers to the Internet.
  • Ensure better service for your high-priority application’s traffic such as VOIP, videoconferencing.

Now, let us see how to install the router in order to be connected to your broadband modem. We assume that the Linksys wireless-G router is the only router in your network. Therefore, here is what you should do:

  1. Unplug the power cords from your router and your broadband modem.
  2. Connect the router to your broadband modem using an Ethernet cable.
  3. Connect the router to your computer using standard Ethernet networking cable.
  4. Power on the broadband modem.
  5. Connect one end of the power adapter to the router’s power port, and the other end to the electrical outlet.
  6. Open on of these URLs in order to start configuring your router: http ://192.168.0.1 or http ://192.168.1.1.

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