Methods of configuring a Linksys® wireless router
Linksys is a part of Cisco Systems, which supports good networking services. It also delivers high quality modems with both DSL and cable capabilities. A wireless router is a device in a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) that may determine the next network point to which a packet needs to be forwarded toward its destination. A wireless router works in the same way as a router in a hard-wired home or business local area network, but it may provide greater mobility for notebooks or portable computers. A Linksys wireless router is an ADSL router that will serve as a modem as well as a wireless router for those who use telephone line-based, Internet connections. A wireless router comes with features such as MIMO (Multi in Multi out) and POE (Power over Ethernet). These features are very useful in a business environment.
- Need of configuring
- Configuring Linksys wireless router
- Things to be kept in mind
Need of configuring
Enabling your Linksys wireless router for port forwarding can be a simple task. Since most routers might have a built-in firewall installed. It is sometimes necessary to configure port forwarding in order to gain full access to computer programs and games that may require you to connect to a network or peer. So you may have to configure the wireless router.
Configuring Linksys wireless router
To configure, you need to open your web browser, type the IP address into the address bar and after that use ‘Admin’ as the user name and leave the password blank. Then you need to connect to the Internet and click on ‘Internet Setup.’ Choose the connection type as ‘DHCP’ for cable modems or ‘PPPoE’ for most DSL modems. If you are unsure of these options, you need check them with your ISP. Set a service set identifier (SSID) to identify the router and you can change the password.
When you configure a Linksys wireless router, you need to make sure that you encrypt your wireless connection with the help of a Wireless Encryption Protocol (WEP) key. Before configuring the router, ensure that you have a high-speed Internet connection. Ensure that the wireless router is connected to your DSL or cable modem using an Ethernet cord. Also, perform a full system scan with an efficient antivirus program.
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