November 15, 2011

How to Connect Linksys Router to an Existing Network

Linksys is a brand of computer networking products. Producing cards for computers as well as wired and wireless routers.  Linksys is by far the most ubiquitous router in use for home users and offices. The below mentioned guide will help you connect your Linksys device to the existing network on their own. If you find some difficulties while performing any of the below mentioned steps on your own, then you can also take help from  Linksys router support  at their Toll Free No + 1-866-541-1792 For US/CA.

Instructions:

•    Turn off all the devices namely computer, internet modem, and router and disconnect their power cables from the respective outlets. Disconnect the internet modem by unplugging its Ethernet wire from the back. Now take a network cable plug its one end into the WAN or WLAN, or Internet port located at the back of the router and other end into the modem.

•    Reconnect the Linksys router to its respective electricity outlet using the power adapter. When plugged in, turn on the device and wait for it to boot. Plug the modem back to the router using the Ethernet wire. Thereafter, plug the modem back to the electricity jack and turn it on.

 •    Reconnect the computer too to the power outlet and Linksys router. Once the computer has turned on and fully loaded, open up your internet browser. Type ‘192.168.1.1’ (without quotes) into the address bar of the browser and hit the Enter key on the keyboard. It will bring up the router’s login screen asking for username and password.

•    Type the login credentials into the respective fields and click on the Login button. When logged in, highlight the Wireless tab and the Basic Wireless Settings to configure wireless. Give a name to your Wireless Network, select a Channel number for the Wi-Fi to work on, choose a Network Mode, and select to enable Wireless SSID Broadcast etc.

•    Highlight the Wireless Security tab and select the Security Mode viz. WPA2 Personal or WEP etc. Enter an alpha-numeric key to secure your Wi-Fi connection from unauthorized access. When done, click on the Save Settings button and exit the router’s interface. Your Linksys router is now added to the existing network to ensure enhanced Wi-Fi range and connectivity.

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