Linksys, manufactured by Cisco, is an inexpensive and high-quality brand of routers. Linksys manufactures cable, DSL and wireless routers. They are not very complex to setup. Follow the instructions below to get started, and visit this page to find a Linksys phone number based in your country if you happen to get stuck.
Instructions to Setup a Linksys Router
Installation directions may differ, depending on what model you have, but most models follow the same general layout. Your router should come with a diagram, showing you how to do this.
- If you have a wireless router, attach the antenna(s) that came with the router.
- Plug an Ethernet cable into the port on the back of the router that is labeled “Internet,” and the other end into your modem.
- Plug another Ethernet cable into any of the other available ports, and the other end into your computer. You can use the other remaining ports to connect other computers (with wires) to the router.
Linksys routers now come with Setup Wizards. You could use this, instead of following the instructions below – but we do not recommend doing so. The Setup Wizard was designed to simplify the router configuration process, but it does not fulfill this purpose.
- Visit 192.168.1.1 in a new window/tab.
- The default username and password is either blank, or “admin,” depending on the model that you purchased.
- You should now see a huge number of options, ready to be configured. Don’t worry; you will not need to use all of them. You should only need to edit your Connection Type and DNS Addresses.
- If you have a wireless router, it could be worth setting an SSID and configuring WEP to ensure that no-one else uses your connection (unless you give them permission), and that all wireless traffic is encrypted.