Linksys wirelesss g touter with no cd HELP!

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by jaz_e24, Dec 19, 2005.

  1. jaz_e24

    jaz_e24 Network Guru Member

    I can't get the router to work. Is there a way without a CD?
     
  2. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    Sure. Just plug the router in (don't hook it up to the Internet yet), plug a computer into the router, and surf to http://192.168.1.1 for the configuration screens. I think the factory default is "admin" for both the username and password, but it'll be in the manuals. CHANGE THAT PASSWORD first thing.

    Wireless Configuration: Disable wireless if you aren't going to use it, or set it to a secure mode like WPA if you are. Pick a secure passphrase for WPA, and then all you have to do is set that passphrase up in any wireless clients and you're reasonably secure.

    Internet connection: Configure whatever settings are required for Internet access (which is most likely nothing, unless you have DSL).

    Then put your router on the Internet:
    - Unplug your modem's power cord.
    - Unplug the router's power cord.
    - Plug the Ethernet cable from the modem into the WAN port of the router.
    - Plug a computer into a LAN port on the router.
    - Plug in the power to the modem, wait a minute.
    - Plug in power to the router, wait for the lights to settle down a bit, and....
    ... you should be online and a happy surfer.
     
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