How to Connect and Set up Cisco Linksys Wireless N Router to Smartbro
I have used different routers in the past and I could say that Cisco Linksys is the best because it’s so fast, so easy to install and set up to any computer and wifi device. I have a laptop at home, desktop, an iphone 4s, and ipad 2 plus my sisters use Blackberry and Samsung mobile phones. All of us are enjoying the fast and secure internet connection we never had. Thanks to Cisco Linksys Wireless N router, the frickin wires, internet ports and plugins can rest now. So I decided to make this hub about how to connect and set up Linksys N Router to Smartbro broadband and to computer.
Before I bought this precious wifi gadget, I had some thorough wireless router window shopping and have asked the tech guys from Silicon Valley, Octagon, Power Mac Center, and all those computer shops at SM which is the best and fastest router for a home broadband. Of course, I have noticed their different ways of sales talk. Nonetheless, there was one who didn’t know what he was talking about. I guess he’s new or something. Anyway, I was happy to find the tech guy who I always trust and ask him the router products. Their shop was using Belkin though he admitted it acts up sometimes. He asked which broadband we’re using and I told him we’re using Smartbro. He automatically knew what to give me, yup the Linksys E1200 Wireless N Router perfect for standard sized homes. He showed me the other Cisco routers in the E-series like the E1500 N router with speedboost, Linksys E2500 advanced dual band N router, E3200 high performance dual band N router and Linksys E4200 which offers maximum performance dual band N router. Other famous worldwide were E1000, Wrt120 N router, E3000, E2000 and lots more. I just mentioned the ones released in my country in the moment.
Anyway, so Linksys E1200 is the perfect match for my internet broadband Smart bro. Bought the router for P1900 though its retail price is P2200. Yup, I always get discounts so if you want to go shopping have me with you. lol Here’s how to set up and connect Linksys wireless N router to Smartbro and computer. Enjoy.
Steps in setting up and connecting Smartbro to Linksys E1200 Wireless N Router
1. Switch on your Linksys router and connect the blue cable to the blue port at the back of the router and connect the other end to your computer Ethernet port. If you’re using an old router, just disconnect it and plug the modem cable to the router instead.
2. Connect your Smartbro internet cable to the internet port of the router. You’ll see the lights on and blinking.
3. Turn on wifi in your computer.
4. Install the Cisco Connect found in the CD provided in the box. Click Run or Set up Linksys Router. Follow the instructions.
5. Once done, click your browser. Smartbro portal will appear right away. Fill out your Smartbro reference number and account number then internet will connect.
6. You’re done. You can then configure or change your router settings by changing them in the Cisco Connect program in your computer.
How to Check my Linksys Router Password?
You can check your router’s details and settings anytime by going to the installed Cisco Connect. No need to log in to anything. Just click Router Settings and see the details. You can also change your router’s name and password otherwise the default password and username will appear.
How to check my IP address using the Linksys Router?
It’s easy to see your ip address. It’s still the same as you only changed your router not your ISP (Smartbro) In case you want to check your ip address, you can do so by launching the Internet Speed of your router. Your ip will appear even though the upload and download speed are not measured yet.
How to add other devices to connect to your router?
Just tap Computers and Devices and click Add device. You will see how many devices are connected to your wireless router. You can add more computers, wireless printers or other wireless gadgets like mobile phones and tablets. This is only optional I think because your wifi enabled devices like an iphone, ipad, and others can detect your wifi anyway and can surf the internet even without adding them one by one as long as your guest access are set.
How to limit guests from using your Wifi?
Although the E1200 Linksys Wireless N Router covers a very reliable range, your neighbor or visitors might get your wifi too. Limiting guests access to your wifi is suggestible. You can do this by going to Guests Access and set up the allowed number of guests, and apply a password to your guest network name.
How to block a website using the Linksys Router?
In case you don’t want anyone to open a specific website like when kids are at home, you can set this up by limiting internet access in the Parental controls panel.
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