Instructions for a Linksys Wireless G Router Setup

A wireless network connects a computer to a high-speed modem without having to attach a cable directly. The Linksys wireless G router sends out a wireless signal so any wireless-enabled computer within range is able to share documents or surf websites. The wireless G router includes a Web-based setup menu with options that must be configured before using the wireless network.

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The Linksys wireless G router lets you connect to a network.

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Connect the Linksys wireless G router's power cable into a wall outlet. Locate the Ethernet port labeled "Internet" on the back of the wireless G router. Connect an Ethernet cable to the port.

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Plug the opposite end of the cable to the open Ethernet port on the back side of your cable or DSL modem. Access a Web browser on your wireless enabled computer and navigate to the address "http://192.168.1.1," which is the wireless G router's IP address.

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Type "admin" in the "User Name" box when a new prompt appears asking for you to sign in. Leave the "Password" box empty and click "OK" to log into the wireless G router's setup menu.

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Click the "Setup" tab located near the top of the menu. Type a new user name and password for your Linksys wireless G router in the "user name" and "password" fields near the bottom of the window.

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Select "Apply" to save the settings. Click the "Wireless" tab at the top of the window and select the "Basic Wireless Settings" link.

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Type a name you want to use to identify your Linksys wireless G network in the "SSID" text box. Choose "Save Settings." Click the "Wireless Security" link.

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Select the "Security Mode" drop-down box and choose "WPA Personal." Click the "Passphrase" box and type a password you will remember to secure your network and prevent unauthorized access.

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Select "Save Settings" and close the window.