Setting up Linksys® Wireless Router with DSL Modem
Get to know more about setting up Linksys wireless router with DSL modem
Wireless network is one of the most convenient ways to interconnect computers to share data and other system resources. A wireless network card has to be installed on all computers in the network. Most computers come with a wireless network card or with a Wi-Fi feature but if you do not have one, you can purchase a Wireless network card and plug it in the PCI slot of your computer. Once the network card is installed, your computer is ready to be a part of any wireless network. The wireless router plays a major role in a wireless network; all computers in the network connect to the router to communicate with other computers in the network. In short wireless router is the central point of communication in the network. Wireless routers and network cards transmit and receive wireless signals to form a network. A firmware program is embedded on the wireless router which runs various network and security services and it also holds router configuration. You can even connect your DSL modem to the router and share Internet connection with all users in the network.
Following are methods to setup Linksys wireless router with a DSL modem:
- Connecting DSL Modem
- Access Router Configuration Page
- Configure Router
Connecting DSL Modem
Most DSL modems use a network port to communicate with the computer. If the modem is connected to the network port of the computer, you need to disconnect it. Turn off the modem and the router. Now, you need to connect one end of the network cable to the modem and the other end of the network cable to the network port present in the router. Once the connection is made, you can turn on the modem and the router and wait for the modem and router to complete the boot process.
Access Router Configuration Page
The firmware program embedded includes a router configuration page which allows users to configure the router. You need to connect the router directly to the computer and type in the IP address of the router in Internet Explorer. You will be asked to enter an admin user name and password and once you enter the user name and the password the router configuration page opens up.
You need to go to the setup tab and select the basic setup to configure the Internet connection. You can select 'Internet connection type' from the drop down menu and choose the ISP's name or select automatic configuration. Then type in the user name and the password provided by the Internet service provider and save the settings. Now, you can try to open websites to check if the Internet connection is working.
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