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How to Configure Linksys Wireless Router

Updated on November 7, 2014

Linsys Wireless Router Configuration.

 

Linksys is a product of CISCO the leading company named for Network Products. One of the most reliable and cheapest SOHO router with high performance. Linksys router normally comes with the following feature.

1)Inbuilt Firewall(SPI firewall)

2)Hardware Firewall

3)Four Ethernet Ports(LAN)

4)One Internet Port(WAN)

5)Easy Setup CD

6)Omni Direction Antenna(s)

7)Easy Secure Setup button

8)One press reset

9)Supports A,B,G & N standard(Wireless)

10)Wide coverage 60ft(G),80ft(B),30ft(A),150ft(N)

11)Speed 54Mbps(G),11Mbps(B),54MBps(A),>300Mbps(N)

12)Supported Encryption(WEP, WPA, WPA2,WPA(Radius))

13)Support 11 channels

14)Allows Remote Management.

15)Allows QoS configuration.

16)Allows Mac-Filtering

17)Allows Port-Forwarding

18)Allows DMZ configuration.

19)Allows to create log for each user.

20)Inbuilt DHCP server.

Configuration Part I

configuring Linksys Wireless router for cable connection:

Configuring Linksys router for cable connection is a very easy job than for any other type of connection.

Steps to be followed.

1)Check the internet connection:

Connect the computer to the modem and check if you are able to get online.If you are cable to get online then click on StartMenu-->Run-->type "CMD"(Click OK). Command prompt will appear then type "ipconfig" and find the ip address. For example the display will be like the one below.

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:7bed:8d4b:9:acd2:b328:e2d4:328c

Site-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fec0::9:acd2:b328:e2d4:328c%2

Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : 2002:7bed:8d4b:9:1cab:5005:c9da:c373

Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::acd2:b328:e2d4:328c%9

IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 71.168.2.100

Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 71.168.2.1

To more about Ip address Visit:

<a href="https://hubpages.com/education/What-you-mean-by-Ip-address-and-why-it-is-necessary-for-an-host-to-have-an-ipaddress-for-communication" mce_href="https://hubpages.com/education/What-you-mean-by-Ip-address-and-why-it-is-necessary-for-an-host-to-have-an-ipaddress-for-communication"></a>

To confirm if you are online execute the following command.

C:\Users\KARTHICK MURUGAN>ping yahoo.com

Pinging yahoo.com [206.190.60.37] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 206.190.60.37: bytes=32 time=274ms TTL=49

Reply from 206.190.60.37: bytes=32 time=274ms TTL=49

Reply from 206.190.60.37: bytes=32 time=274ms TTL=49

Reply from 206.190.60.37: bytes=32 time=273ms TTL=49

Ping statistics for 206.190.60.37:

Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),

Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:

Minimum = 273ms, Maximum = 274ms, Average = 273ms

If you are getting four replies then you are online else you have to get in touch with your service provider to get it fixed.

2)Configuring the Router:

a)Connect the computer to any one of the Lan Port in the router.

b)Check if you are getting a light in the port to which it is connected.

c)connect a cable from your modem to the wan Port of the router.

d)Check if you are getting light in the wan port also.

e)Now the ip address as same as before this time you should get the ip address as below.

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:7bed:8d4b:9:acd2:b328:e2d4:328c

Site-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fec0::9:acd2:b328:e2d4:328c%2

Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : 2002:7bed:8d4b:9:1cab:5005:c9da:c373

Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::acd2:b328:e2d4:328c%9

IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100

Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

f)Open an Internet explorer and in the address bar type http://192.168.1.1 and then hit enter

g)It will prompt for an username an password. After typing in the username(admin) and password(admin).Click the "OK".

i)You will be into a blue Setup page called Linksys Setup page.

j)In the setup page you will see a configuration type drop down box.

k)From the drop down select "Automatic Configuration DHCP" and click "SaveSettings" button.You will get a popu up with a message"Settings are successful please click continue". You have to click "continue". After few seconds you will be back to the setup page.

l) Click on Mac-Address-clone buttion. In the new screen you will see a Radio button with two options enable and disable. Select enable option and then click on "Clone Your Mac-Address Clone" button. Click on "SaveSettings" button to save your changes.

 

 

m)Once your back into the Original Page. Go to "Status" page then look for an Internet Ip address which should have some value other than 0.0.0.0.

If you got an ip address then you are good to go then check if you are online. You should be online.

Basic Wireless Configuration:

Once you are online then the second part of configuration is wireless configuration.

To configure the wireless portion of a wireless router

Click on "Wireless Tab"

1)Under Wireless tab you will have "Basic Wireless Settings","Wireless Security","Wireless Mac Filter" and "Advanced Wireless Settings".

2)Basic wireless configuration require Basic Wireless Settings and Wireless Security Tab. Under Basic Wireless Settings you will have many option to tune your wireless capability.

  • Wireless Network Mode
  • Wireless Network Name(SSID)
  • Wireless Channel
  • Wireless SSID Broadcast
  1. Wireless Network Mode:

There are four option that you can select.

  • Disabled
  • B-Only
  • G-Only
  • Mixed

The best and the default option is "Mixed".

2. Wireless Network Name(SSID):

This can be anything of your choice(ex:myhome,jackhome etc). Whenever you search for any wireless signal in your laptop or computer you will see this name.

3. Wireless Channel:

There are 11 different channels that you can choose. Out of 11 there are three better channels that you can use 1,6 and 11. Because this three channels are non overlapping channels. This three channel will have less interference.The default option is 6

4. Wireless SSID Broadcast:

There are two options available they are enable and disable. For basic wireless router configuration it is recommended to be in enable. the default option is also enable

Click "Save Settings" to save the changes.

Wireless Security

This feature allows you to enable security for your wireless signal. There are 4 basic security that can be used without any additional resources.They are

  • Disabled
  • Wep
  • WPA personal
  • WPA2 Personal

Apart from this there are some other option that requires a radius server they are

  • RADIUS
  • WPA EnterPrise
  • WPA2 Enterprise

Select any of the security option. If wep is selected then you will be prompted to type a passphrase and then you will have a generate button click on that then it will display four ten digit keys. Make a note of that ten digit number.So that whenever you connect with your signal you can use this ten digit number to authenticate the signal.

WPA:

If your option is WPA then you will have an option to type a passphrase(minimum 8 character).The same eight digit key will be your password. Use the password to connect with your signal from your laptop/computer.

WPA2 Personal

It is same as WPA personal but the difference is compare to WPA personal this have a stronger encryption algorithm.

Configuring Linksys Router for DSL Connection

Setting up Linksys router for DSL connection is a bit tricky job. Please follow the below procedure.

First we need to confirm if the internet connection is a DSL connection.

Connect the computer to the modem and check if you are able to get online.If you are cable to get online then click on StartMenu-->Run-->type "CMD"(Click OK). Command prompt will appear then type "ipconfig" and find the ip address. For example the display will be like the one below.

PPP Adapter

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:7bed:8d4b:9:acd2:b328:e2d4:328c

Site-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fec0::9:acd2:b328:e2d4:328c%2

Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : 2002:7bed:8d4b:9:1cab:5005:c9da:c373

Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::acd2:b328:e2d4:328c%9

IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 71.168.2.100

Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 71.168.2.1

If you are getting an IP Address like other than 192.x.x.x, 172.x.x.x, 10.x.x.x under PPP adapter then your ISP is providing DSL service in bridge mode.

We need to follow the same steps as we did for Cable connection at the top of the hub page execept one specific change. We need to change the internet connection type to PPPOE. Then type in the UserName and Password. Click "Save Settings" to save the changes.

Check the IP Address on the status page, you should see an IP address.

Configure Linksys Router for DSL connection with NAT mode.

 

Setting up Linksys Router for DSL connection with NAT mode is pretty easy and straight forward.

First we need to confirm if the internet connection is a DSL with NAT mode. Please follow the below instruction.

Connect the computer to the modem and check if you are able to get online.If you are cable to get online then click on StartMenu-->Run-->type "CMD"(Click OK). Command prompt will appear then type "ipconfig" and find the ip address. For example the display will be like the one below.

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:7bed:8d4b:9:acd2:b328:e2d4:328c

Site-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fec0::9:acd2:b328:e2d4:328c%2

Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : 2002:7bed:8d4b:9:1cab:5005:c9da:c373

Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::acd2:b328:e2d4:328c%9

IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.101

Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

We need to change the local IP address to 192.168.2.1 Check the IP Address on the status page, you should see an IP address.

Frequently Asked Questions:

A)How should I find what type of connection is mine?

1)Under Direct connection find the Ip address using the step 1. If you are finding an ip address under ethernet adapter local area connection other than 0.0.0.0,169.254.x.x or 192.168.x.x (ex:72.x.x.x,123.x.x.x) then you are connection is cable.

2)If you are having an Ip address under PPPoE adapter then it is a DSL connection in Bridge Mode.

3)If you are having an Ip address like 192.168.1.x,192.168.2.x,10.x.x.x,172.161.x.x then it is also a DSL connection in NAT mode.

B)I am getting an ip address in Status page but still I am not online.

1)Turn off the power to the router then to the modem. wait for approximately 30Secs.

2)Turn on the power to the modem first and wait for the modem to settle(ie wait for all the lights to lit up except the data light.)

3)Turn on the power to the router then wait for the power light to get solid. Once it is solid then you will get a Data light in the modem.

4)Check if you are online, you should be online.

C)Still I am not online after trying power cycle.

1) In the command prompt type ping 4.2.2.1 and check if you are getting four replies

C:\Users\KARTHICK MURUGAN>ping 4.2.2.1

Pinging 4.2.2.1 with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 4.2.2.1: bytes=32 time=259ms TTL=55

Reply from 4.2.2.1: bytes=32 time=259ms TTL=55

Reply from 4.2.2.1: bytes=32 time=259ms TTL=55

Reply from 4.2.2.1: bytes=32 time=259ms TTL=55

Ping statistics for 4.2.2.1:

Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),

Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:

Minimum = 259ms, Maximum = 259ms, Average = 259ms

If you are getting four replies then try to ping yahoo.com then you will get the following response.

PING RESPONSE COULD NOT FIND HOST

This shows issue with a DNS server. How to configure a DNS server to resolve this issue.

Start==>Search-->Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections-->Right Click on LocalAreaConnection--->(Click)on properties-->Click on Network Tab-->HighLight TCP/IP IPv4-->Click on properties-->Select "Use the following DNS server address"-->then type the primary and secondary DNS Server address.

Primary-->4.2.2.1

Secondary-->4.2.2.2

Then click ok.

Try to ping yahoo.com check if you are getting 4 replies then you will definitely online.

4)I am not able to ping 4.2.2.1

While pinging 4.2.2.1 if you are getting Request Timed Out then try restarting the computer. If it doesn't work then try disabling you antivirus then try to ping 4.2.2.1 you should get 4 replies.

5)I am getting Media Disconnected message when I try to find an Ip Address using step 1.

This is because the cable is not connected properly between the router and the computer. To check that you can check for the light on the port to which the computer is connected.If it is not glowing then secure the cable properly into the port.

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      kuntop 4 years ago

      thank u so much ur help its really help ful thanks again

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      Mansoor 4 years ago

      hi,

      actually we are using an vsat system from an ISP , we used an linksys x3000 modem router for wireless internet it worked well for few day , untill i made a mess, re set the router settings to factory reset and lost all the default settings , so now the wireless device is no working , i am pissed off , dont know how to do the system settings asidont have the manual and the setup CD,

      Kindly help

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      karthickjck 4 years ago from Bangalore

      can you share the logs to identify if it is hacked.

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      Juna 4 years ago

      Hello I know this is a old, post but I have a linksys router, and in the adminastartor Log the outgoing it has alot of strange ip addresses some from romania and russia and other place like that.. Does that mean I have a hacked router?

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      Ale 4 years ago

      Hello I am trying to set up my Wii to my wireless router - I saw somewhere that you need to change your settings to Mixed but mine is on G only and when I switch to Mixed I dont get internet at all

      I did notice that all the other people in my neighbourhood are on g mode...could it be that my ISP only uses G and if so what work around can I use to connect my Wii

      Thanks for any help

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      karthickjck 5 years ago from Bangalore

      There can be two reasons.

      One ur PC firewall must be blocking

      Second ur router policy must be blocking

      If it is blocked by your router policy then you can see the same under Access Restriction Tab.

      Make sure nothing is enabled. If it is enabled then make sure the required sites are not added in that policy.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

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      Madhes 5 years ago

      Please gimme solution for my problem that my Linksys wireless router cum modem WAG354G blocking some websites like yahoo, bluedart,jabong.com, etc. Ithink there will be problem in configuration, please any onne suggest the solution

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      bryant b 5 years ago

      how do you do all this if your router wont connect sorry if this comes off stupid but ive tried every thing

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      Rene Faria 5 years ago

      Cisco were asking for $29 just to configure my router with my new Internet provider, I just came here and made it so easy. Thanks for this free help and for beating the companies abuse.

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      Jan Zaar 5 years ago

      We have this Linksys router Wag54g2 on our ship,but someone changed it from mixed mode to bridge mode,and now we are not able to enter the setup anymore,we need to make a password for it, so how do we enter the setup ?

      We have tried with the setup Cd,but it cannot find the router, and also all possible ip adresses,but nothing works.I have also tried with a ip scanner,but it cannot see the router on the network, so how do we connect to the setup in the router ??

      Brgds Jan Zaar

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      sachin 5 years ago

      Thanks Karthick, your info helped

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      RS 5 years ago

      I have had a wireless router that a home pc, 2 laptops and an ipod access the intenet through for over a year. Now suddendly, after an outage from the internet provider, only the home pc and one laptop can access the internet. What do I need to do?

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      karthickjck 5 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi richardroberts ,

      All the linksys router has got a Graphical User interface. If you are unable to see the screen shot then it is an issue with firmware. Please read the procedure in my other hub.

      https://hubpages.com/technology/How-to-upgrade-fir...

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      richardroberts 5 years ago

      ok big problem, everywhere i look for tech support on the linksys wireless router they show a screen shot from the ip adress that must be new, mine is old and doesnt have "management" features, this is a nightmare i just want to put a password on it so the neighbors dont drain may bandwidth, its clear im using an old one what do i do?

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      karthickjck 5 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi MissingPort,

      Yes, its because the builtin firewall in your Linksys router blocks the X-Box ports. Please use the following link to fix the issue.

      http://www6.nohold.net/Cisco2/ukp.aspx?pid=80&...

      THanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      missingport 5 years ago

      Hello ,

      I was able to play online games on my computer then all of a sudden I cant. I contacted Linksys and they told me , seems like I am missing port 3074. Not really sure what all this is, and why like overnight I cant play online anymore. I am trying to get this fixed without getting a new router, if that is possible. Just wondering if you could help...

      thanx

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      karthickjck 5 years ago from Bangalore

      hi Jason,

      Try connecting ur laptop directly to the router and check if you are getting IP address

      Try connecting ur laptop directly to modem and check the internet.

      If the above two results are positive then hard reset the router and follow the steps mentioned in this page. It should work

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      karthickjck 5 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi jk ,

      Most of the modem's will also have the same IP address(192.168.1.1) and due to improper cabling u may get that screen. Make sure you disconnect the modem and connect the laptop directly to the router and try to login to it.

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      karthickjck 5 years ago from Bangalore

      Niki ,

      Try to clear the SSIDs on ur Iphone. If that is not possible then try creating a new SSID and try to connect.

      Make sure no Mac-Filter is blocking ur Iphone.

      THanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      karthickjck 5 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Josh O.,

      Linksys products are prone to electrical surge. So u may loose ur configuration in case of storm or lightening.So it is better to use a spikebuster to minimize the effect.

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      karthickjck 5 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi J ,

      What error you are getting? Probably your modem is bridged. Let me know the IP address that you are getting.

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      karthickjck 5 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Sagar,

      It seems ur cable is not connected properly.

      THanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      Jason 5 years ago

      Ok. I did all those steps.. Thank you for the explanation.. comcast and linksys wanted to charge over $30 for that. but i'm still getting a "Limited or no connectivity" exclamation point on my tool bar..How to fix? Please help.

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      jk 5 years ago

      thanks for the great post! for some reason the id and password "admin" are not working on 192.168.1.1 (this is the router address as appears on my network setting when i connect the modem to the router, then the router to my computer). i get a page that says something like "authentication fail".. what do i do?? thanks!

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      Niki 5 years ago

      Hi hope you can help. Have had a Linksys router for years with no problems. But now iphone 4 cannot join network, yet all other PC's, iPad and laptops all OK.

      Any ideas as iPhone has never been a problem before.

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      Josh O. 5 years ago

      Will I have to reconfigure my Linksys wireless router every time the electricity goes out in the house? That's why it is messing up right now, because the power went out during a storm two nights ago for only about two seconds. It is a WRT610N.

      Thanks,

      Josh O.

      Nashville, TN

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      5 years ago

      Hello, i've been trying to configure on how to make my linksys router work... i successfully installed it. i put the username and password on the setup tab and choose PPPoE.. but i wonder why i still cant connect? what is missing? i hope u can help me thanks. J

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      coi 5 years ago

      nice helpful tips. tnx much

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      Sagar 5 years ago

      I put the values of primary and sec DNS server as told be you , when i was getting the ping respons as host site unreachable for 192.168.245...... Still i am getting the same ping response..... Please help me out.... I am really frustrated trying to configure this WAP54G lynksys model.....

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      swetha 5 years ago

      hi do u have any idea like how to configure ipv6 address in linksys wireless router !!!!

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      karthickjck 5 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Shamsuddin,

      If you got a leaseline then please follow the above instruction with static IP it should work

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      ERIC 5 years ago

      HOW TO CONFIGURE MY LINKSYS ROUTER

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      shamshuddin 5 years ago

      Hi Karthik,

      we have lan setup in our office with leaseline connection. I want to setup wifi in one room. It is possible. Please explain how.

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      mansoor palakkal 5 years ago

      hi karthik

      i have two dlink "DWL 3200 AP".my problom is i put one AP my house.other one put my brother house.distance may be 60 meeter only.my house working internet.my AP ip adderess 192.168.1.251. my brother AP ip 192.168.1.149.

      my gatway 192.168.1.254

      so how can connect WDS in DLINK AP.

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      Mir Enayatullah 5 years ago

      hello dear sir Karthick Murugan i really used positive from your effective information and i honestly wish you the happiness of all the world for you i need for more like this information is it possibly to give me your email address to make contact with you sir my email is (e.0788662576@hotmail.com)i have look for you thanks

      best wishes

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      Mir Enayatullah 5 years ago

      hello dear sir Karthick Murugan i really used positive from your effective information and i honestly wish you the happiness of all the world for you i need for more like this information is it possibly to give me your email address to make contact with you sir my email is (e.0788662576@hotmail.com)i have look for you thanks

      best wishes

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      karthickjck 5 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Abe,

      Select Width as 40 and channel as 1.

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      karthickjck 5 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Chetan,

      Thanks a lot visiting my hub. Are you not able to access FB only or complete internet?

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      Abe 5 years ago

      Wow you really know your stuff. I have a wrt120n linksys router. It usually works ok. Once in a while I need to restart the router because it looses connection to my wireless devices. Ie. My iPad, iPod, blackberry etc. I was told to change the channel. What channel should I try? Is there a way to see if 11is better than 6?

      Im running the latest firmware. Also, Should I change channel width to auto or 40? If I change to auto I can't set the standard channel. Can you tell me what are the best settings in my case?

      Thank in advance

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      Chetan 5 years ago

      Excellent Article.

      I am having a weird problem, My Laptop using the WIFI is able to connect to FACEBOOK. and My Android Hand Phone is not able to connect FACEBOOK on the same WIFI router. While my Hand phone connects to FB using 3g or my Neighbour's WIFI. Its a funny situation. Is there something that needs to be done with the WIFI router??

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      Alex 5 years ago

      You are brilliant, thank you so much!!!!!!!

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      King 5 years ago

      Excellent article...

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      karthickjck 5 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Nik,

      ADSL connection with USB port wont work with Linksys router. Try to get a ADSL modem with ETHERNET PORT(RJ45)

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      Nik 5 years ago

      Hi Karthick,

      I've ADSL modem connected via USB to access internet. I've now bought Linksys wireless router WRT54GH. I followed the isntructions mentioned above, but when I reach the status page I am unable to connect (i.e. the ip address continues to show 0.0.0.0). Can you please help?

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      Kaitou 5 years ago

      Nice Job..keep it up..thanks to your help..

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      Yogindra Acharya 5 years ago

      Thanks Karthik.. Nice job.. It was really helped me a lot.

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      Raji 5 years ago

      great hub... thanks for the information. it is so helpful.

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      Shabeerali 5 years ago

      Hello, am new in networking field, i just configure router, every time password is missing, how to tempararely save the password.

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      ketlord 5 years ago

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      ketlord 5 years ago

      well i can connect directly with wire to wifi router but wireless its asking for a password.. i dont know wts wrong?? here is a screenshot

      http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/2816/deviceowne...

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      ketlord 5 years ago

      Hello

      Ketlord here again.

      Well i can access internet in win 7 easily but the wifi is asking for ownership password in winxp?? do u have any idea?? i can only type numbers in that field.

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      Trent 6 years ago

      I have recently moved to a new house....I just unplugged my linksys and now when i go to plug it back in to the new location I get nothing? Can you help

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      EDWARD 6 years ago

      Hello i have a linksys wireless but i can not configure it please help me out,

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Shekar,

      Its nothing do with the router configuration. You need to enable File Sharing in your computers or try disabling the firewall in the computers.

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      Shekar 6 years ago

      I have an issue with my linksys.. any suggestions..

      1. Ping from router to all hosts (wired and wireless) works fine

      2. Ping from wired to all hosts (wired and wireless) works fine

      3. All wireless hosts can reach Internet (IP & DNS)

      Problem is that the wireless hosts cannot ping each other.

      Subnet mask is 24 and using the default 192.168.0.0 network

      Running the latest version of the code and based on some suggests found online.. also tried doing a factory default and reconfigure.

      No MAC filters, just WPA2 with AES

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      Krishna 6 years ago

      Thank you very much for your illustrations. finally I saw the right information I needed. No wonder you got a great number of comments in your hub. Excellent work in this hub.

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Get the port numbers from sony that needs to be opened. We can open those ports in the Port Triggering tab in the setup page which will be available under Application/Access Restriction.

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      JJ3309 6 years ago

      HOW DO I CONFIGURE MY ROUTER TO PLAY PS3 GAMES. SOME IT ALLOWS AND SOME IT DOESNT!

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Ketlord,

      DHCP server of your Internet Service Provider router is not functioning properly. Please get the ISP router replaced/reset/reconfigured

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      ketlord 6 years ago

      Yes Sir, it absolutely worked when i used the static IP option....by the way before i was using wifi without this option but now....is there any specefic reason??

      Thanks alot for your support and help

      Regards

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      HI ketlord,

      The only thing that I can think off is to assign the same static IP that you configured on your computer when you were connected to modem.

      Select the configuration option as "Static IP address" then assign the IP address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway and DNS values.

      (Those details that were used when we you were connected to Modem)

      THanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      ketlord 6 years ago

      well thanks alot for your help.... infact when i connect to modem directly then i have to manually put IP and DNS and when i connect to router, ( Plug the cable of modem into main port of linksys router and another cable to PC) I cannot access internet ( already told ).

      I followed all the steps as you told me and i got following snapshots for you to check briefly. i changed the ip address to 192.168.2.1 and select auto but i could not find anything in the status page.

      Now i think i cannot get the ip in status page. well i am a noob but when i check ip i use this command ipconfig. I will still insist to ask may there is something which needs to be restarted at ISP ???

      http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/36/ipconfigro...

      http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/839/statusrou...

      http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/190/status2p....

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      ketlord,

      What is the IP address that your computer receives when you connect to your modem?

      If it is 192.168.1.x then follow the below steps

      1) Disconnect the linksys router from the modem.

      2) Connect the computer to the router. Access the setup page and change the router IP to 192.168.2.1.

      3) Save the changes(U will loose access to the setup page, thats normal).

      4) Again access the setup page using the new IP(192.168.2.1)

      5) Now connect the Modem cable to WAN port of the router.

      6) Select automatic configuration and check the status page.(If you get an IP address 192.168.1.x then the issue is resolved)

      Update me the progress.

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      ketlord 6 years ago

      Thanks alot for your help but it did not work....

      well i should have told you that i have a modem from isp which is connected to linksys router. now as these days linksys cannot transmit internet so i have to connect the wire directly from MODEM. there were two types of images the blue page is from linksys router connected to modem. And black page is modem which is directly connected to pc.

      I did same as you told to put the ip and choose automatic config but then i could not access the page of linksys router ..i tried diff addresses but in vain...SO what do u suggest

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      From the screenshots it is very evident that your modem acts as a router and modem. To fix the issue, u need to change the IP address of the Linksys router to 192.168.2.1 then select configuration type as "Automatic Configuration" in the setup page.

      This will fix the issue.

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      ketlord 6 years ago

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      ketlord 6 years ago

      Infact i got some screenshots to explain more what is the problem. BTW somehow i was reading on internet that sometime there is a modem or router in ISP and reseting that can solve the problem. if you can have a look at those images. there are two types of screenshots . One when i connected to modem directly and acess modem page . Second when i connected to linksys and access router page and got screenshots.

      http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/2319/page5na.jp...

      http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/2664/page4fs.jpg

      http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/6672/page3yo.jpg

      http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/5091/page2f.jpg

      http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/1655/page1in.jpg

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      HI ketlord,

      Please make sure you are getting an IP address in the status page of your router.If not then either the username/password you configured on your router for PPOE connection is incorrect or the connection is not a PPPOE connection.

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      HI Umer,

      If admin didn't work then you might have configured an username and password during your initial installation. Only way to get into the router is to recall the credentials or to reset the router and start the installation from scratch.

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Ali,

      Assigning an IP address on your computer will only help u to connect to your router but not to the internet. To get online, the settings should be provided by the provider.

      1) Cable Connection -->Need Mac-Clone in your router

      2) PPP Connection --> Need to configure the Username and Password in the router

      3) Static connection --> Need to assign a static IP address in the router.

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Michael,

      Connect a laptop to any of the lan ports of the router and ping 192.168.1.1.

      If it is not pinging

      Try disabling your anti-virus/firewall.

      Try to reset the router.

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      ketlord 6 years ago

      hello

      i just came across your page is pretty helpful...any way i have got a problem for connection though my linksys wrt54g2 v1 .... Before i was using 1 mb line its i think adsl so it was working fine and then i upgraded to 2mb line and also there is a power problem at my side...so i got reset or something i tried hard to reconfigure it but everytime i do i cant access internet the network is okay....now i dont know wt could be the problem....

      I am using ppoe and username passwrd.....also i configure security key. may be there is a problem in basic wireless setup...can u suggest some help?

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      Umer 6 years ago

      I typed in my IP into the browser, but "admin" doesnt work for username or password

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      Ali 6 years ago

      So you mean i need to speak to my service provider for this ? or how about if i assign static ip's to the machines on my network will that help ??

      Thanks

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      Ali 6 years ago

      Hi Karthick

      I have a cable modem which is plugged into my linksys wireless router via ethernet cable .. is that what you meant ??

      Thanks

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi ALi,

      I believe that U r online on PPP connection(modem) and not via router.

      Thanks

      Karthick

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi ALi,

      I believe that U r online on PPP connection(modem) and not via router.

      Thanks

      Karthick

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      Michael 6 years ago

      Hello i have a linksys wireless Wrt54 GL and i would like to make it ping able.

      Can you help please

      Thank you in advance

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      Ali 6 years ago

      also Mac filtering has been turned off on router.

      i have been told that because of this i cant use my wireless printer wirelessly as well , as i get the same destination host unreachable when i try to ping my Printer. So NO RDP and NO Ping but communicating to router. thanks in advance for help

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      Ali 6 years ago

      Hi

      i have a problem , i have a linksys router and have configured DHCP for my cleints. internet works fine and all security features works ok as well. The only problem i am facing is when i try to remote desktop i get destination host unreachable , also when i ping it gets the same too. so clients cant talk to each other but they can router. solution please .... help help !!

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      I am glad that my helped u surrealvoice

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      surrealvoice 6 years ago

      You can ignore my last post.. I fixed it. Yay! thanks for Hub... it really helped!

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      surrealvoice 6 years ago

      Hi Karthickjck!

      I'm not very computer saavy, so I hope you can understand what I mean. I idiotically reset my linksys today. I couldn't get on the internet after I did that. I followed your steps as best I could. I now have internet connection on my desktop which is connected to my router (wrt54gs) and comcast modem and stuff. But I only have limited access to my network that i'm trying to connect to on my wireless laptop. I hope you can help : )

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Wonderful CAT

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      AlfiestheCat 6 years ago

      Its working!! Thank you so much!!!

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      Emraan 6 years ago

      Hi Karthick Murugan

      I have Linksys WRT54g2 Router, I want to configure this with ISA server 2006. Please guide me.

      Thanks

      Emraan

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Cat,

      I believe its an issue with the router firmware. Before U buy a new router. Try upgrading the firmware of the router and reconfigure it. If it is still not working then it should be a hardware issue.

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      AlfiestheCat 6 years ago

      Hi karthickjck

      Fantastic hub!

      I have a problem with my WAG354G and I hope you may be able to help.

      I have had the router for approx 7 years.

      Last night the connection was fine.

      Today, although I can connect through the ethernet cable I cannot connect to my wireless network, either through the laptop or other devices, i.e ipod touch,xbox360. I can see my network in the list of available networks but it tries to connect for a long time then stops and then my wireless network disappears from the list.

      All lights that are usually on the router are all working fine. No problems with my internet provider as eveything is fine when connected by cable. I have tried a hard reset and done a set up from factory settings again. Cant think of anything it else to do.

      Is it time for a new router, is there any way of fixing it?

      Thanks

      PS. Should also mention I disabled the security just to see if it was that, but I could't even connect wirelessly to the open network!!

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      Moses 6 years ago

      pls can u tell me how to block yahoo messenger through linksys router. i need the exact steps

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Abhijeet,

      If you are able to ping yahoo.com without any packet loss then your internet is working. Then its the issue with browser. But you said that u have tried two browsers and the result is same on both the browsers.

      Tried to restore default settings in IE and clear the temp files and clear the cookies. Even after that if the issue is not resolved then try connecting the computer to modem bypassing the router and check the status. Even after that if the issue is not resolved then try reinstalling the browser.

      Also try to access the site https://www.google.com

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      Abhijeet 6 years ago

      Hi,

      I have configure my Linksys WRT54GH router which is connected to my Desktop PC.

      Now, on my Laptop I can see the wireless connection connected. Also m able to ping yahoo.com with 0% packet loss. But still unable to open any website thru IE or Firefox browsers.

      Kindly guide me on this..

      FYI : when I run ipconfig I get the below,

      C:\Users\Abhijeet>ipconfig

      Windows IP Configuration

      Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:

      Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

      Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

      Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

      Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

      Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

      Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

      Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

      Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c49f:c3de:daed:12b5%12

      IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.101

      Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

      Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1

      Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

      Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

      Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

      Tunnel adapter isatap.{D5B8EB38-EC74-4F19-AD18-9DD6E18422B1}:

      Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

      Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

      Tunnel adapter isatap.{B59C55D2-00C1-4009-B363-70D35A2D8FDC}:

      Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

      Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

      Tunnel adapter isatap.{597649FD-27A4-4D35-AFDB-8328C72AAAD8}:

      Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

      Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

      Tunnel adapter isatap.{8AF43699-E97F-47DA-B2C0-EEBF01DB8842}:

      Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

      Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

      Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

      Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

      IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:c74:2f68:3f57:ff9a

      Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c74:2f68:3f57:ff9a%15

      Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::

      Thanks,

      Abhijeet

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      HOJO,

      It could be the provider issue or the router problem.

      Connect a cable between a LAN port and computer.

      Login to the router setup page.

      Connect a cable between a LAN port and Wan port of the router.

      Check the status page, u should get an Ip address(192.168.1.x).

      If you get an IP address then its not an issue with the router else do hard reset for 1 minute and follow the instruction once again.

      THanks

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Tasha so stuck,

      Upgrade the firmware and follow the instruction once again.

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      Yare 6 years ago

      THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH.. I have comcast high speed internet and I didnt realize when i bought the plan that the modem wasnt wireless accessable (only one port to connect to). I called comcast Tech support because 1) they owe me free assistance for messin up and installing my modem the first time incorrectly. I called them, the answer they gave me was " look it up on youtube or google" haha i couldnt believe it. then i said ok ill google it, i came across 10 different ways to set this up and this one by far was the best. Its been a while since i used a linksys router like 3 yrs ago lol but i knew it still worked and i didnt want to buy a new one and waste money. i had x'd out all my internet tabs and i just had to come back and thank you i mean really, i was about to drive myself crazy.

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      Tasha so stuck 6 years ago

      LOST-I have tried to reset my linksys router from the back and it is not working, I bought the router from a garage sale and can not log on using default Ip address either

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      HOJO 6 years ago

      Hey karthickjck,

      I'm still having a problem. I followed your instructions but I'm still receiving a 0.0.0.0 for my IP address in the status.

      Please help,

      Thanks.

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      Schiller 6 years ago

      Thank you my friend, you are a genius!Your notes help me a lot.

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      Dj Martin 6 years ago

      THANK YOU! I accidentally reset my Linksys and couldn't get a straight answer from any other source.

      BTW- I am a 56 yr old Grandmother...so if I can do it from your instructions anyone can.

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      HI munikarsr,

      THe process explained above doesn't require any CD. Please follow the procedure.

      Thanks

      Karthick Mrugan