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This guide shows you how to program a router

Step 1. Plug in the router and connect to PC only – one lead should be connected to 1 to 4 ports at the back of the router which is a PC connector. Step 2. Go to Start, then Control Panel on computer. Look for Network Connections and Double click on it. Then Right Click on ‘Local Area Connection’ and Enable. Step 3. Open up Internet Explorer – in the address bar - for the Linksys router type and press Enter. Note: Check router documentation for other model’s default ip address Step 4. You will be asked for a username and password, for the Linksys router leave username ‘blank’ and type in the password – admin. Note: For other branded routers the reader should check the documentation for the correct default username, and password for their respective model.


Note: For any computer accessing the Internet via the router make sure the respective connections are set to Obtain their IP Address Automatically and also set the DNS to Obtain Automatically. Programs and Accessories then click on WordPad/Note Pad for Customer Information to be added). Step 7. Click into Wireless Security Step 12. 2 . Customer Name or leave it as Linksys Step 9. minimize it. This takes you to a page with a Continue button on it – Click Continue and you go back to the first page Step 11. Click into Wireless. Click on Save Settings button. See Page 4 – for Instructions Step 6. Your installer will have given you the settings for your router.g. Leave Wireless Channel as Enable Step 10. Your Wireless name e. Change the Wireless Network Mode to Mixed Step 8. Open up WordPad / Notepad (Go to Start.Step 5.

Click Save Settings. for demonstration purposes the word blue is used. In the passphrase. please use a word other than blue . For security reasons.Step 13. Security Mode – change it to WEP Step 14. WEP Encryption – 128 bits 26 hex digits Step 16. Continue and close Internet Explorer. The Default Transmit Key is always 1 Step 15. 3 . please type in a random word. Copy and Paste the WEP Key into your WordPad/Notepad Step 18.Then click Generate Step 17.

Step 2. Next Page 4 . Right Click on Local Area Connection/Wireless Connection and Click Properties Step 5. Double Click on Network Connections Step 4. Go to Start and then click Control Panel. Double Click on Network and Internet Connections Step 3.Instructions for PC and Laptop Connections to Router Windows XP Step 1. Select Internet Protocol(TCP/IP) and then Click Properties button.

Go to Network and Sharing Centre Step 3. Same as Step 6 in Windows XP Instructions. Step 4. Click OK all the way back to the Desktop. 5 . Select Internet Protocol IPV4 and then Click Properties button.Step 6. Step 2. Windows Vista Step 1. Select to Obtain and IP Address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically. Step 6. Go to Start and then click Control Panel. Go to ‘Manage Network Connections’ on left side menu. Right Click on Local Area Connection/Wireless Connection and Click Properties Step 5. Step 7.