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Configuring the basic wireless settings of the Linksys Wireless-N Ethernet bridge using manual setup

Configuring the wireless security settings of the wireless Ethernet bridge can be done manually or by using Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS).  This article will guide you on how to configure your Ethernet bridge manually.

Step 1:
Access the bridge’s web-based setup page.  For instructions on how to do this, click here.

QUICK TIP:  If you’re using the Linksys media connector, click here.

Step 2:
Click the Wireless tab and select the Manual radio button in the Configuration View section.

Step 3:
Enter the name of your wireless network.

NOTE:  The Network Name (SSID) should match the SSID of your wireless router or access point.  To learn how to check or change the wireless settings of your Linksys router using the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account, click here.  If you are using a Linksys Wi-Fi Router with a Classic web-based setup page, click here.

Step 4:
Select the type of Security Mode (WPA2 Personal, WPA Personal, and WEP) that your wireless router or access point is using.  Then, enter the password in the Passphrase or Key 1 field.

For WPA2:

For WPA:

For WEP:

Step 5:
Click Save Settings.

Your Linksys Wireless-N Ethernet bridge should now be connected to your wireless router or access point.  Otherwise, do either of the following:

      •    Check again and make sure that the wireless settings on your router or access point are exactly the same with the bridge’s wireless settings.  To learn how to check or change the wireless settings of your Linksys router using the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account, click here.  If you are using a Linksys Wi-Fi Router with a Classic web-based setup page, click here.

      •    Perform a powercycle on the bridge and on the router.  To do this, turn OFF the bridge first then the router for 10 seconds.  Then, turn the router back ON.  When the router’s LEDs are lit, power ON the bridge.

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