How to Setup a Linksys Wireless G Broadband Router
Linksys makes it easy to connect both wired and wireless computers to their Linksys Wireless G broadband routers. Setting up the network equates to plug-and-play. With a few changes to your computers' settings and possibly going in to turn on the wireless broadcasting on the router, you will be up and running within a few minutes.
Things You'll Need
- Cat5 Internet cables
Plug a Cat5 Internet cable into the Ethernet port located on the back of the Internet modem. Place the other end of the Internet cable into the WAN port located on the back of the Linksys Wireless G Broadband router. The router is equipped with Internet access.
Connect a Cat5 Internet cable into the Ethernet port of any computer you want to tether to the Linksys Wireless G Broadband router. Connect the other end of the Internet cable into one of the LAN ports located on the back of the Linksys router. Linksys routers allow four wired connections with LAN ports.
Inspect the front of the router to ensure the "Wireless" light is illuminated. By default Linksys routers broadcast wireless signal. If the light is off, access the router settings via a computer wired to the router. To do so, open a browser and enter 192.168.0.1 into the address field. Enter, "admin" into the username and leave the password field blank. Click on the "Wireless" link and then on the "Basic Wireless" link. Enable Wireless broadcasting by clicking "Enable" next to "Wireless SSID Broadcast." To save the settings, click "Save Settings."
Enable Wi-Fi on all computers with Wi-Fi capabilities. To do so, double-click the Wi-Fi icon located in the tool tray on the bottom right of the computer screen. This launches the Wi-Fi wizard. Turn Wi-Fi on via the drop down menu located on the bottom left of the Wizard. Wait for the Wizard to locate your Linksys Wireless G Broadband router. Select the router from the list of networks to connect to it.