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    Linksys Router Configuration Tutorial



    This tutorial will be the first in a series of tutorials that will be posted here that will explain in detail how to configure a Linksys router for use as an Internet gateway for your home or smaill business LAN. A Linksys router can support up to 254 computers connected to it. This tutorial will assume that you have the Linksys router with the built in 4 port switch. Let's first discuss the hardware connection of the router. The WAN port on the router is where the Cat5 cable from your Internet feed gets attached. This feed can be any type as long as the cable end has a standard RJ45 connector. The WAN port will only surpport a 10Mbit/sec feed. The LAN ports are where your networked computers get plugged in. Connections are made with straight RJ45 cable. Once all connections have been made to the back of the router pulg the router in. After a brief boot up sequence check the link lights on the front of the router. Any link lights for any used ports must be on. If this is not the case check your connections. It's now time to configure the router. Open a web browser on one of your networked boxes and point it at http://192.168.1.1 This is the default IP Address for the router. Enter admin for the password then click ok. You will then be brought to the main screen for the router (see the attached file). For the WAN address you want it to obtain that automaticly unless your ISP gave you a static IP address. Then you must enter the IP addresses of your ISP's name servers in the appropriate boxes. If you don't know what they are you need to contact the ISP to get them. Then you want to select the approprite login option. If you're a cable modem use like me set this to Disable. If you're a DSL user you need to select PPPoE here and then enter your PPPoE Username and Password that Your ISP gave you in the boxes below. Set the Connect on Demand time to 0 minutes and leave the redial period as is. In the next tutorial we will cover assigning the IP addresses to your Internal LAN.

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    Good tut
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    Originally posted here by linuxcomando
    Good tut
    Made it up after helping you on AIM with yours last night

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    Umm, good start. But you I see a flaw. A security one at that.

    You should always ALWAYS, change default Logins and Passwords, on anything that you get. Be it, hardware or software. Sticking to the default, is a very bad idea.
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    now why can't THEY make their instructions that simple? or at least include something like this for those who understand what its all about.

    thanks Ratman2
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    Originally posted here by gstudios
    Umm, good start. But you I see a flaw. A security one at that.

    You should always ALWAYS, change default Logins and Passwords, on anything that you get. Be it, hardware or software. Sticking to the default, is a very bad idea.
    Was going to mention that later on. Thanks for the heads up though

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    Cool tutorial, well done

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