Set up a Linksys Wireless Router
Setting up a Linksys wireless router for the first time is a two-step process: Physically setting up the router and configuring the router’s settings. Make sure you have enough Ethernet cables to connect the modem to the router and the router to your computer — even though the router is wireless, a wired connection is a must during setup.
Physical Setup and Connection
Start by setting your router next to your modem and plugging the power supply into the wall socket. Let it completely power up. Then, connect an Ethernet cable from the modem’s Ethernet port to the WAN or Internet port on the router. Before you start using the router’s wireless connection, connect one of the router’s numbered ports to your computer using an Ethernet cable for the set-up process. Don’t connect to the wireless network until your security settings are configured.
Changing and hiding your SSID can be a useful tool for deterring uninvited users on your wireless connection.
Click Wireless from the main menu and select the Wireless Network Name (SSID) field. Enter a name for your network’s SSID. This is the name that comes up in wireless network lists, so something easy to identify as your own is best. After you’ve entered a name, select the Disable radio button for Wireless SSID Broadcast and then select Save Settings when you’re done.
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