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Setting up the Linksys Gigabit VPN Router using the Basic Setup Wizard

Setting up the Linksys Gigabit VPN Router is easy using the Basic Setup Wizard to configure the basic network settings of your router.  You can find this software by accessing the web-based setup page of your VPN router.  For instructions, click here.
 
Setting up your Router
 
Once you have access the web-based setup page of your router, you may proceed with the setup.

 
Step 1:
On the web-based setup page, click Quick Start tab.  Then, click the Launch Now button to immediately start the set up process.

 
 
Step 2:
Under Host Name and Domain Name,  enter the host and domain name required by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and then click Next.
 
NOTE:  If your ISP does not require a Host Name and a Domain Name, just leave the fields blank instead.

 
 
Step 3:
Select your WAN connection Type under WAN1.  Then, click Next.  
 
NOTE:  In this example, Obtain an IP automatically is used.
 


Step 4:
Select the DNS settings on your router.  If you have a specific DNS you would like to use, select Use the Following DNS Server Addresses and enter your DNS Server  Addresses.  Otherwise, select Use DNS Server provided by ISP (default) then click Next.

 
 
QUICK TIP:  If you have a Dual-WAN Router, Model LRT224 and are using both WAN ports, enter the settings for your second ISP under WAN2 then click Next.

NOTE:  WAN2 will not be an option on the LRT214 since it only has one WAN port

 
Step 5:
Enter the Device IP Address of your VPN router under LAN.  Click Next.
 
NOTE:  In this example,  "192.168.1.1" is the local IP Address of the VPN router.
 
 
Step 6:
Under Time option, select your preferred time then click Next.

 
 
Step 7:
Set Time Zone that you will be using for your router.  Click Next to proceed.

 
 
Step 8:
Enter your Username and Password for your router.  It is recommended to change your router Username and Password according to your preference to avoid any compromise with regards to your network security.  Then, click Next.
 
 
QUICK TIP:  The Password Strength Meter describes how secure your password is.  The higher the meter, the more secure it becomes.  Use a combination of upper-case letters, lower-case letters and numbers to maximize the strength of your password.
 
Step 9:
This window will give you a summary of the settings that was set up for the router.  Click Next to proceed.

 
 
Step 10:
Click Install to apply the settings to your VPN router.
 
 
Congratulations!  You have now successfully set up your Linksys Gigabit VPN Router.


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Configuring Internet Connection for the Linksys Gigabit VPN router using manual setup

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