How to Set Up Linksys WRT320N Wireless Routers

By Jedadiah Casey

The WRT320N wireless router produced by Linksys is designed to share an Internet connection, such as cable or DSL, with many different computers and devices connected to the router. It supports wireless standards based on 802.11a, b, g and N in both the 2.4 GHz and five GHz frequency ranges. The WRT320N features less wireless signal interference when it is configured to use 802.11n in the five GHz frequency range because most 802.11-based wireless networks use the 2.4 GHz range. You can set up a Linksys WRT320N router through the Web-based configuration interface.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 Ethernet cables

Step 1

Connect one end of an Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the Internet connection device, such as a cable or DSL modem.

Step 2

Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to the Internet port on the router.

Step 3

Power on the Internet connection device and wait approximately two minutes for the ISP signal to synchronize.

Step 4

Power on the router and wait 30 seconds for it to initialize.

Step 5

Connect an Ethernet cable from a computer to one of the LAN ports on the router.

Step 6

Open a Web browser and type "192.168.1.1" without quotes into the address bar, then press "Enter."

Step 7

Leave the user name blank and type "admin" without quotes for the password.

Step 8

Click "Wireless."

Step 9

Enter a name for the wireless network in the "Network Name (SSID)" field. Click "Save Settings" to save and apply the changes.

Step 10

Click the "Wireless Security" link if you wish to set security options. Click "WPA2 Personal," then enter a password for the wireless network. Click "Save Settings" to save and apply the changes.