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How to manually configure the internet connection settings of the Linksys WRT32X

The Linksys WRT32X AC3200 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Gaming Router with Killer Prioritization Engine uses the Killer™ Prioritization Engine to provide the best home routing solution for serious online gaming.  It is built with an enterprise-grade hardware to deliver the fastest wired and wireless speeds for your network.
 
This article will guide you on how to manually configure the internet settings of the Linksys WRT32X using a computer, tablet or smartphone.  If you want to set up the router using the Setup wizard, click
here.
 
Before you begin:
  • Make sure the internet connection from your internet service provider (ISP) is working.
  • If you are replacing your existing router, make sure to disconnect it and move it out of the way.
  • Have your new router's default Wi-Fi settings ready.  The default Wi-Fi Name and Wi-Fi Password of the router are located at the bottom of the router.
  • If you have a DSL connection, have your DSL username and password ready.
Step 1:
Identify and prepare your equipment for setup. 
  • Modem only:  If you have a separate modem and standalone router, disconnect and remove your old router.  Powercycle your modem.
  • Modem router:  If you have an all-in-one modem router, leave it connected.  
NOTE:  If you want to cascade the Linksys WRT32X either to another router or to a manageable switch, connect an ethernet cord from the switch to an ethernet port on the router if you want to set up a LAN to LAN network.  If you want to set up a LAN to WAN network, connect an ethernet port from the switch to the internet port of the router.  For a guide on how to do this setup, click here.  

Step 2:
Connect the antennas to your router while it is turned OFF.
 
Step 3:
Connect an ethernet cable to the internet port of the router.  Connect the other end of the ethernet cable to the modem.  Power ON the router and wait until the power light is solid.  To learn about the light behavior of your router, click here.
 
Step 4:
If you are using a mobile device, connect to the default Wi-Fi of the router (LinksysXXXXX, where XXXXX indicates the last five digits of the router's serial number).  Enter the default Wi-Fi Password that is located on the label underneath the router. 
 
NOTE:  If you are using a hardwired computer, connect an ethernet cable to a numbered port on the router and connect the other end of the cable to the computer. 

Step 5:
Open a web browser and enter “http://myrouter.local” or "192.168.1.1" in the Address bar and then press or tap Enter.
 
You should now see the welcome screen of the Setup wizard.

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Step 6:
Click or tap skip setup.
 
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Step 7:
Select or tap the Skip Setup button.
 
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NOTE:  After setting up the router, you can manually log in to it to set up the Prioritization for your devices.  To learn more click here.
 
Step 8:
Read the Terms and Conditions and scroll down to click or tap Agree.
 
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Step 9:
The router will check for any updates available for the router (if there is an internet connection).  Click or tap Next.
 
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You will be taken to the web interface to configure your router settings manually.   
 
Step 10:
On the web interface go to Advanced Settings > Internet Connection Settings.
 
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Step 11:
Select your Connection Type

NOTE:  If you don’t know which connection type to choose, contact your ISP. 

 
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The way you connect to the internet is determined by your ISP.  The Linksys WRT32X supports DHCP, Static IP, and PPPoE connection types.  
  • DHCP - If you have a DHCP connection, the router will automatically detect your DHCP connection settings from your modem.
NOTE:  If you need to enable MAC address cloning on the router, click or tap More Settings to expand the page. 
 
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Slide the MAC address cloning switch to the right to enable it and then enter the Media Access Control (MAC) address of your computer or mobile device.  To learn how to check your device's MAC address, you may contact its manufacturer for support.

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  • Static IP - You will need to enter the IP Address, Gateway, and Subnet Mask information provided by your ISP.
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  • PPPoE - You will need your User Name, Password, and VLAN ID (if required) provided by your ISP.
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Step 12:
To keep the changes made, click or tap Save.

NOTE:  After saving the changes,  click or tap More Settings to expand the page and view the WAN IP Address from your ISP. 
 
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Step 13:
The router uses the DNS from your ISP as default.  If you need to change the DNS settings, you can choose from Google, OpenDNS or Custom to manually enter your preferred DNS settings.
 
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NOTE:  If you select a DNS service, the router will automatically use the service that you specified.
 
Step 14:
Click or tap Save.
 
You have now set up 
the internet settings of the Linksys WRT32X .  You may now configure your Wi-Fi settings.  Click here to learn more.   


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