How to Set Up a Time Warner Modem With a Linksys Router

By Chappy Sinclair

Time Warner's cable Internet does not require any special or specific router configurations to function properly. A Linksys router does not need to be installed. Because of this, connecting a Linksys router to your Time Warner cable modem is simple and only requires that you shuffle some Ethernet cables around. You will need an additional Ethernet cable for each Ethernet device you want to connect to the router.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 Ethernet cables

Step 1

Unplug the modem and router. If it's plugged in, unplug the Ethernet cable from the Ethernet port on your computer.

Step 2

Connect one end of an Ethernet cable into the "Link ACT" port on the modem. Connect the other end into the "Internet" port on the router.

Step 3

Connect one end of an Ethernet cable into "Port 1" of the router. Connect the other end into the Ethernet port on your computer. You can also use this time to connect any other Ethernet based devices to the router.

Step 4

Plug in the modem. Wait until all four lights stabilize.

Step 5

Plug in the router. Wait until the three lights stabilize. Your Internet connection will now be active.

Tips & Warnings

  • While your router and modem are currently good to go, it would be a good idea to configure your router's security settings to prevent unwanted people from accessing your Internet connection. Open your Web browser and enter "192.168.1.1" (without the quotes) into the address bar. Leave the "Username" field blank, enter "admin" (without the quotes) into the "Password" field, and click "OK". The router's easy to navigate administrator panel will open. Follow the instructions listed on the homepage to begin adding security to your router.