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How to setup a Linksys Wireless Router

Updated on April 6, 2012
  1. We shall first need to verify that our internet is active. To do so Connect the cable modem using a standard Ethernet cable to your computer without the router installed.
  2. Now connect the cable modem to your routers internet port.
  3. Connect computer to any of the router Ethernet ports(1,2,3 or 4)
  4. Plugin the routers adapter to a power outlet.
  5. Check on the front panel of the router and see it the to the LEDS are lit. The lights have to correspond to the ports were the Ethernet cords are connected.

If your router was used before you might need to first reset it to factory settings before following the procedures below.

  • Go to the router's web-based setup page. To do so launch your favorite web browser and type in "" then hit Enter
  • Click on the "Administration tab", then click on "Factory defaults"
  • Click on "Restore Factory defaults"
  • If a pop up appears with a warning, just click on "ok" to proceed.

Setting up the Linksys Router for Cable Internet

  1. Go to the router's web-based setup page. To do so launch your favorite web browser and type in "" then hit Enter
  2. Navigate to the "setup" tab and select "Automatic Configuration - DHCP" from the drop down menu then select save.
  3. Click on "Mac Address Clone"
  4. Select "Enabled" then click on "Clone My PC's MAC" and save the settings.

Your Internet should now be working.

If Internet is not working, Power cycle by shutting down your computer, then unplug the router from power, then unplug the Cable modem’s power cable and wait for 30 seconds, then plug in the Cable modem’s power cable and wait for its lights to appear,then Plug in the router's power cable once the Cable modem’s lights appear steady and then Power on the computer.

It should be working now

Linksys Router setup page might look photo above(click to enlarge).

Setting up the Linksys Wireless G Router

  1. Go to the router's web-based setup page. To do so launch your favorite web browser and type in "" then hit Enter
  2. If it asks for login details, use "Admin" as the username and leave Password blank, if it doesn't work try to interchange by leaving the username black and entering password as "admin", if still it doesn't work try entering "Admin" for both user and password.
  3. Navigate to the "setup" tab and select "Automatic Configuration - DHCP" from the drop down menu.
  4. Now select the "Wireless tab"
  5. In the "Wireless Network Name (SSID)" field, enter name for your Wireless network.
  6. Now go click on "Wireless Security" Tab, then select type of security mode you want to use on your wireless network. WPA2 is recommended for home networks.
  7. Now Enter the password you wish to use on your network in the "WPA Shared Key" field.
  8. Save settings. Your wireless should now be broadcasting.


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    • dexixy profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Kampala

      teaches12345 Thanks. Hope there is no other problem with your router. will be glad to help

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      Great job! I need this today and am glad for the help. Voted up, up, useful and interesting!


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