Author Topic: How to Connect a New Linksys Wireless-B Broadband Router by Cisco Systems  (Read 1439 times)

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A Linksys 802.11b router supports both wireless and cabled network connections.

Small Office, Home Office (SOHO) routers are common with home networks as well as small and large businesses as an inexpensive way to quickly configure secure wireless network and Internet access. Linksys 802.11b wireless routers include default settings that enable Internet access over wireless for most Internet connections just by plugging in and powering up the router. You can connect a Linksys 802.11b broadband router to your Internet modem to enable wireless Internet access.
Items you will need

    2 CAT5 Ethernet network patch cables
    Cable or DSL modem connected to the Internet
    Computer configured with an Ethernet network adapter

Step 1

Power down the modem that provides Internet access. Disconnect any network cables that may be plugged into the LAN port or ports on the modem.
Step 2

Plug one end of a CAT5 Ethernet network patch cable into the Internet port on the back of the new Linksys router. Plug the other end of the CAT5 Ethernet network patch cable into the LAN port on the modem that provides Internet access.
Step 3

Plug one end of a second CAT5 Ethernet network patch cable into a LAN port on the new Linksys router. Plug the other end of the second CAT5 Ethernet network patch cable into the Ethernet network adapter port on a computer.
Step 4

Plug the modem power adapter into a power socket to power up the modem. Plug the new Linksys router power adapter into a power socket to power up the router.
Step 5

Verify that the LED lights for the Internet port on the new Linksys router and the LAN port on the modem are green and blinking. Power up the computer that is connected to the new Linksys router and verify that the LED lights for the computer LAN port connected to the new Linksys router are green and blinking.
References

    Cisco Support and Services: Linksys Wireless-B Broadband Router Quick Installation
    Cisco Support and Services: Linksys Wireless-B Broadband Router User Guide
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