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Help me set up my new WRT54G v3

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Question, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. Question

    Question Network Guru Member

    Hi.

    Just got new WRT54G v3. It's sitting right here.

    I've never used a router before, much less a wireless one.

    Can somebody help me set this thing up?

    I read it's best not to use the CD.

    Is there a guide posted somewhere?

    I looked, but could not find one.

    I'm using a Motorola SURFboard cable modem. WXP Pro. Both wired & wireless PCs.

    TIA.
     
  2. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    to teel you the truth weathter you use the cd or not the router will still work.

    but if it doe snot then use the cd.
     
  3. Question

    Question Network Guru Member

    what about setting up the security features?

    do i just plug it in and go?
     
  4. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    well you could just setup the security manually. just plug the router into a ethernet port and connect to it though a wired connection and just got the routers ip address in IE and you can set it up form there.
     
  5. Question

    Question Network Guru Member

    how do you recommend I configure it?

    I guess that's what's I'm asking.
     
  6. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    if you are new to setting up routers then go with the cd.

    but if you have experience with setting up routers and are ready to troubleshoot if you have problems then configure it through the web interface.
     
  7. Question

    Question Network Guru Member

    Thx for the reply.

    I was reading the reviews/comments from users at Newegg:

    http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/FeedBack/CustratingReview.asp?item=N82E16833124010

    .. and several of them say not to use the CD, but rather the web interfece. Some claim they had problems with the CD.

    Are there any settings I need to specifically address?

    What about firmware? Which do you recommend?

    (I don't yet know which firmware the unit came with.)
     
  8. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    well right now to address your firmware descision i would need to know what kind of rouer the revision number. (example WRT54G v2)
     
  9. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    oh and the settings you are going to need to address is maybe your internet connection. if it is statisic or dynamic ip. then you might want to take a look @ wireless security.
     
  10. Question

    Question Network Guru Member

    I have a brand-spanking new router, v3, like I mentioned in the first post.

    I am on a cable connection, DHCP. I get the same IP every time.
     
  11. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    try to change the routers mac address.

    or clone the mac address.
     
  12. Question

    Question Network Guru Member

    uh, how does i do dat, boss?
     
  13. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    login to the router then go to setup>mac address clone.

    and from there either disable or enable it. then reboot the modem.
     
  14. Question

    Question Network Guru Member

    Guess I'm looking for a step-by-step guide. Not sure how you "login to the router". Does any such step-by-step guide exist?
     
  15. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    you might want to check thi site for any guides.

    but if you want to login to the router then:

    hook up a ethernet wire from the bak of the router to your computer.

    then open any web browers you have and type http://192.168.1.1

    now the username should be blank

    the password is "admin"

    and there you go you are logged into the router.
     
  16. joebloggs

    joebloggs Network Guru Member

    I give you props for having so much patience jagboy.
     
  17. Question

    Question Network Guru Member

    Yes, I appreciate your patience. I apologize for being such a newbie. I've never used a router before, so I know literally nothing about them. And I don't want to just plug it in and be wide open to anyone with a wireless connection. I live in an apt with lots of people with lots of computers.

    I will search for more detailed guides online.

    Many thanks.
     

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