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Title: Manually setting up the wireless network of your Linksys router

Article ID: 22532


This article will provide instructions on how to manually set up the wireless network of your Linksys router.  Follow the instructions below to know how:

IMPORTANT:  The instructions in this article are only applicable for single-band routers.  If you have a dual-band router, there will be two (2) drop-down lists – one for the 5 GHz frequency band and another for 2.4 GHz.  To know how to manually configure the wireless network of a Linksys dual-band router, click here.

To manually set up the wireless network of your Linksys router, you need to do the following:

Accessing the web-based setup page of the router
Configuring the wireless settings of the router

Accessing the web-based setup page of the router

Step 1:
Access the router’s web-based setup page.  Open any web browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari®) and enter “192.168.1.1” on the address bar then press [Enter].

Step 2:
You will be asked for your log-in details.  Leave the User name field blank and enter “admin” on the Password field then click OK.

Configuring the wireless settings of the router

Configuring the wireless settings may depend on the kind of router that you are using.  Click on the links to learn how:

Wireless-N routers
Wireless-G, Wireless-B, Wireless-A routers

Wireless-N routers

Step 1:
On the web-based setup page, click the Wireless tab.

Step 2:
Select Manual for the Configuration View.

Step 3:
Select Mixed on the Wireless Network Mode drop-down list.  This is recommended so that devices with different wireless standards can still connect to the network.

Step 4:
Enter your desired Wireless Network Name (SSID) on the field provided.

Step 5:
Select Auto (20MHz or 40MHz) from the Channel Width drop-down list.

Step 6:
Select a Wireless Channel from the drop-down list.  The recommended channels are 1, 6, and 11 since these are considered non-overlapping channels.

Step 7:
Select your preferred Wireless SSID Broadcast setting for your network.  If you want your wireless network name to be seen publicly, select Enabled.  Otherwise, select Disabled.

After performing the steps above, your wireless network settings should look like the one shown in the image below:

Step 8:
Click .

Wireless-G, Wireless-B, Wireless-A routers

Step 1:
On the web-based setup page, click the Wireless tab.

Step 2:
Select Mixed.

Step 3:
Enter your preferred wireless network name on the Wireless Network Name (SSID) field.

Step 4:
Select your network’s wireless channel from the Wireless Channel drop-down list.  The recommended channels are 1, 6, and 11 since these are considered non-overlapping channels.

Step 5:
Select your preferred Wireless SSID Broadcast setting for your network.  If you want your wireless network name to be seen publicly, select Enable.  Otherwise, select Disable.

After performing the steps above, your wireless network settings should look like the one shown in the image below:

Expanding your network

Aside from the advance features that are available in the Linksys router, there’s still more.  By simply adding additional devices, you can even use your wireless signal to extend to hard-to-reach places at home and even accommodate more devices (both wired and wireless) for gaming or entertainment.  Click on the links below to know more about these new products.

Getting to know the Linksys RE1000
Getting to know Linksys WES610N
Getting to know WET610N

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