Procedure of setting up wireless Linksys® router
A router is a kind of device which is used in computer networking. The function of this router is to forward data packets to their destinations. 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 basically a routing device that manages the forwarding and accepting of data packets. There is a radio transmitter and receiver in a wireless router which sends and receives modulated radio signals. A circuit can convert electronic signals into radio signals and a complementary circuit can convert radio signals to electronic signals. A wireless router supports data and network security with wireless 64 and 128-bit WEP encryption.
- Ways to setup a Linksys wireless router
- Wired versus wireless router setup
- Things to keep in mind
Ways to setup a Linksys wireless router
First, you have to connect the router to the ADSL or the cable modem. Your system has to be set in such a way that it will get its TCP/IP network settings from the router via DHCP. Second, you need to configure the router to use your Internet service. Connect the antennas to the Linksys wireless router. Connect an Ethernet cable to the Internet port at the back of the Linksys router and it will establish a connection between your modem and router. Connect another Ethernet cable between the computer and the router. Then connect the router to an electrical outlet.
Wired versus wireless router setup
To set a Linksys wired router, you do not need to have a permanent location. Whereas in a wireless router, it requires a convenient location since signals might not reach all needed areas. You need to connect a wired router manually and it is mainly used for combining different networks. A wireless router is used to establish a wireless network, and with the help of firmware you can easily access and use a wireless router.
You have to keep the router centrally, in order to reduce the distance to clients for insuring a better connection. You should not place it in the corner of the basement, if wireless clients all over the house will be using it. While connecting the router to the system, you have to reboot the system to ensure that it will get a new IP address from a router via DHCP. Also, make sure that Ethernet cables are securely plugged in.
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