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Setting up a Linksys Wireless-G Router with SpeedBooster

A friend of mine had mislaid his computer CD ROM for his linksys router so he couldn't setup, make adjustments, settings etc. This gave me the idea of making this little tutorial for people who have not got a CD to help setup their router.

There are two ways to configure the Router. Choose one of the following:

Run the Setup CD-ROM - I strongly recommended that you use the
Setup CD-ROM which came with your router.

Insert the Setup CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and follow the on-screen instructions.

Use this Quick Installation guide - If you wish, you can use the Router’s Webbased
Utility. Proceed to Step 1 of this Quick Installation.

1. Turn off your network devices.

2. Find a location for the Router. The best place for the Router is usually at the center of your wireless network.

3. Fix the direction of the antenna(s). Normally, the higher you place the antenna(s), the better the performance will be.

4. Connect a standard Ethernet network cable to the Router’s Internet port. Then connect the other end of the network cable to your broadband modem.

5. Connect your computers or Ethernet devices to the Router’s numbered ports using standard Ethernet network cabling.

6. Power on the modem.

7. Connect the power adapter to the Router’s Power port and the other end into an electrical outlet.

IMPORTANT: Make sure you use the supplied power adapter. A different power adapter could damage the Router.

Configure the Router

Open your web browser. Enter in its Address field. Press the Enter key.

A password request screen will appear. Leave the User name field blank, and enter the default password, admin, in the Password field. (For added security, you should later set a new password, using the Administration tab’s Management screen of the Web-based Utility). Then click the OK button.

The Web-based Utility will appear with the Setup tab selected. If requested by your Internet Service Provider (ISP), complete the Host Name and Domain Name fields.
(These are usually requested by cable ISPs.) Otherwise, leave them blank.

For the Internet Connection Type setting, six connection types are offered through the drop-down menu, five of which are covered here. Each Setup screen and
available features will differ depending on which connection type you select.

Internet Configuration Type

Automatic Configuration - DHCP
If you are connecting through DHCP or a dynamic IP address from your ISP,
so keep this default setting.

Static IP
If your ISP assigns you a static IP address, select Static IP from the drop-down menu. Complete the Internet IP Address,
Subnet Mask, Gateway, and Static DNS fields. You need to enter at least one DNS address

If you are connecting through PPPoE, select PPPoE from the drop-down menu. Complete
the User Name and Password fields.

Select Keep Alive if you always want to be connected to your ISP, or select Connect on Demand if you are charged for the time that you are connected to your ISP.

PPTP is a service used in Europe only.

When you have finished entering your Internet connection settings, click the
Save Settings button to save your changes.

To configure the Router for your wireless network, select the Wireless Tab’s Basic Wireless Settings screen.

Select the Wireless Network Mode

If your network has Wireless-G and Wireless-B devices, then keep the default setting, Mixed.

If your network only has Wireless-G devices, select G-Only.

If your network only has Wireless-B devices, select B-Only.

If you want to disable wireless networking, select Disabled.

Wireless Network Name (SSID)
The SSID is the network name shared among all devices in a wireless network. The SSID must be identical for all devices in the
wireless network. It is case-sensitive and must not have more than 32 characters (use
any keyboard character). For added security, you should change the default SSID (linksys) to a unique name.

Wireless Channel
Select the appropriate channel from the list provided to correspond with your network settings. All devices in your wireless network must broadcast on the same channel in order to function correctly.

Wireless SSID Broadcast
When wireless clients survey the local area for wireless networks to associate with, they will detect the SSID broadcast by the Router. To broadcast the Router's SSID, keep the default setting, Enable. If you do not want to broadcast the Router's SSID, then select Disable.

Change these settings as described here and click the Save Settings button to apply
your changes.

Power your broadband modem off and back on again.

Restart or power on your PCs so they can obtain the Router’s new settings.To test the Router’s settings, open your web browser from any computer. In the browser’s Address field, enter and press the Enter key.

The installation of the Wireless-G Broadband Router with SpeedBooster is complete.
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