Linksys Router Setup – A Quick Guide to Setting up Your Linksys Router
Now that you’ve purchased your new Linksys router, it’s time to configure your device and make some network settings. The setup will allow you to gain access to your network and protect your network from external threats.
How do I set up my Linksys wireless router?
The first thing you need to do is plug in your router and wait a while for it to turn on and be ready to set up. Then take the Ethernet cable from the internet and plug it into the WAN port of your Linksys router. Some routers provide labels and charts at the bottom, so check here if you don’t see the label initially.
Take your other Ethernet cable and connect one end to your computer and the other end to one of the ports on the router labeled LAN.
These are all the physical connections you will need to make if you have a wireless router.
Sign in to Linksys Router and go to the setup page
Open a web browser and type “192.168.1.1” in the address bar and press Enter. You will see the admin page of your Linksys router, where you will need to enter a username and password. By default, they are admin/admin.
On the main Setup page, you will be able to rename your router and then click on “Save Settings”. To make wireless network settings, click the Wireless tab, and change your wireless network name (SSID).
In the Wireless Security menu in the same section, open the Security Mode drop-down menu and select the “WPA2” option. This is an improved security standard over WEP security, which may be better known.
Enter the password in the space provided and click the Generate button. This will give you a long code; save it because it will be the password you use on a device to access your network. Save your settings.
This keeps your network secure and only people to whom you give your password can access it. The latest security measures will protect your router itself.
Open the Admin menu and enter your password in the text box “Router password” and click save. You will want to save this and keep it in a safe place; it must be different from your Wi-Fi password.
Your router is now set up to provide safe and secure Internet access to all your devices