Linksys Router Setup
Linksys routers now come with a setup CD that makes setting up your wireless network and router a breeze. The setup primarily walks through a wizard that gives your computer an ip address in the 192.168.x.x range and asks your connection type (DSL or Cable). The wizard then configures security based on questions you answer. Security includes information for changing your admin password for the router and wireless configuration.
For more control, you can look at your Linksys Quick Setup guide to find your password and the router's IP address in order to use a webbrowser. The information below is a very basic guide to setting up your Linksys (Cisco) Router.
Plug your computer directly into the router's switch (Generally 4 ports on the back of the router)
Plug the router into your broadband connection.
Use the cable supplied to run from the WAN Port to the modem
Turn on the router
Reboot your computer
Enter the IP address of your router (found in the manual) in your webbrowser and Hit Enter
Enter the username and password for your router
Configure your router for your ISP -Automatic IP Address (DHCP) - generally cable based ISPs - PPOE - generally DSL (Enter your Username and Password Here)
Go to the Administration Tab and change your routers password to prevent unauthorized use.
Go to wireless and set the channel and security settings
The above instructions are for most routers and are basic settings only. You must save after making changes on each screen.