The configuration of the Linksys router is divided into two options: a Smart Wi-Fi firmware and other firmware that differs little from each other. We take out of the box our router and everything that is attached to it. We screw the antenna and connect the power supply to our device, preferably near the computer, because the cable for connecting to a PC is usually not very long (after the wireless connection is configured, this condition will not work).
Take a short cable with RJ-45 tips, which we also have in the kit and insert one end of it into the LAN connector on the switch, and the second into the network connector in your computer. The cable “Internet”, the one that comes from the entrance (from the provider), we plug into the connector of our linkage called WAN.
Now we need to make sure that the network card settings of the computer are on the “machine”. To do this,
- go to Start Control Panel < Network and Internet Network and Sharing < Center < Change adapter settings (top justify)
- Here we (usually) have a connection called “Local Area Connection” Click on it with the RIGHT mouse button and select “Properties”
- We list the protocols in the center of the window downwards. Click twice on the “Internet Protocol 4 (TCP / IPv4)”
- Make sure that we have the checkboxes “Obtain an IP address automatically” and “Obtain an address of the DNS server automatically”, if not, then put the appropriate checkboxes and click on “OK”. While the computer setup is completed.
If our Linksys is not new, that is, it was used and already used; we will reset it to the standard settings in order to avoid confusing situations. To do this, we take it in hand and look at the bottom, where the bar code is located, find there the word “Reset”, and with it a hole next – there we have a reset button.
Enter the Linksys router settings
- Open any browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari or any other), in the address bar we drive 192.168.1.1 and boldly press Enter. There should be a window with the request User Name and Password, in both enter the word admin and press the button Sign in.
- We get to the main menu of the router, so it looks like on new versions of Smart Wi-Fi firmware
- So practically in all other cases
Directly setting up the Linksys router is divided into two options:
Configuring the Linksys router for new firmware
- In the main menu, select the Connectivity tab , go to the Internet Settings submenu and click on the Edit link
- DHCP and MAC address mapping
- For configuration, we need to know the router’s MAC address, you can do this by looking at the bottom of the router, where the bar code is located:
Follow the instructions:
- Connection Type – choose Automatic Configuration – DHCP, click the Apply button , then Ok and wait for the settings to be saved
- In the case of connection with a binding to the MAC address, it must be reported to those supporting your provider. If the Internet was used on the computer with which you configure the router, on the right, tick the MAC Address Clone and click the Clone my PC’s MAC button, but you do not need to call the provider
Static IP Address
Connection Type – select Static IP and enter the IPv4 address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway and DNS Servers digits from the provider, press the Apply button, and then Ok and wait for the settings to be saved.
In the case of connection with a binding to the MAC address, it must be reported to those supporting your provider. If the Internet was used on the computer with which you configure the router, on the right, tick the MAC Address Clone and click the Clone my PC’s MAC button, but you do not need to call the provider
PPPoE connection – Follow the instructions:
- Connection Type – choose from the PPPoE list
- Username and Password – enter the login and password provided by the provider
- Service name – basically it is not required, but ask the provider
- Connection Mode – put a check on Keep Alive
- Press the Apply button , then Ok and wait for the settings to be saved
Setting up Wi-Fi
- In the main menu, select the Connectivity tab and immediately get to the Wi-Fi setting, click on the Edit link
- 2.4 GHz network name (SSID) is the name of our wireless network,
- Network password – enter here your password (should not contain Cyrillic characters and be less than 8 characters, should consist of Latin letters)
- The two fields below are configured similarly to the previous two fields. Press the Apply button, then Ok and wait for the settings to be saved.