Setting up your Linksys wireless router can be done through manual configuration or through the software provided, whichever is convenient for you. The links below provides various ways in setting up and configuring your router for Internet access. These are also applicable to routers that were reset to factory defaults.
- Setting up the router / Reconfiguring the router
- Configuring the wireless settings of your router
- Connecting computers and devices to your network
- Cascading your router
- Setting up your router to Bridge Mode
IMPORTANT: Make sure that you have an active Internet connection before performing any of the steps in the linked articles below.
1. Setting up the router / Reconfiguring the router
The topics listed below will guide you on how to set up or reconfigure your Linksys wireless router. Setting up your router for Internet connection may also depend on the settings from your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers
Setting up the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router using the Smart Setup Wizard
Setting up your Linksys router with Cable Internet service using Linksys Smart Wi-Fi
Setting up your Linksys router with a static IP account through Linksys cloud account
Setting up your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router to Bridge Mode using your Linksys cloud account
Updating your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router to the Linksys cloud account
Linksys Wi-Fi Routers and Wireless-G Routers
How to set up your Linksys Wi-Fi Router for the first time using Linksys Connect
Setting up your router without a Setup CD
Setting up a Linksys router with Cable Internet service
Setting up a Linksys router with DSL Internet service
Setting up a router with a Static IP account
How to manually launch the Linksys Connect installation software
Once you have Internet connection on your router, you can now proceed in configuring the wireless settings to connect your devices to the network. The links listed below will help you do the following:
- Set up your wireless network
- Set up the wireless security
- Check or change the Username and Password of your router
Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers
Changing the basic wireless settings using the Linksys cloud account
Checking or changing the basic wireless settings of the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router using the local access interface
How to check and update the Router Password using the Linksys cloud account
Linksys Wi-Fi Routers
Configuring the Wireless Security of your Linksys Wi-Fi Router through Linksys Connect
Changing the router's wireless network name and password using Linksys Connect
How to configure the wireless security of your Linksys router with the Classic firmware
Checking the Linksys Wi-Fi Router's name and Password
Wireless-G and Wi-Fi routers
Changing the wireless network name (SSID) of a Linksys router
Setting up WEP, WPA or WPA2 wireless security
Changing your wireless network password
3. Connecting computers and devices to your network
This section will guide you on how to connect your computer and other devices to the network.
Adding a wired computer to a Linksys router
Connecting wireless computers to your network
How to connect wireless devices to your network using the Linksys cloud account
Connecting and configuration tips for your Android™ devices
Connecting and configuration tips for your game consoles
Connecting and configuration tips for your network printer
Connecting and configuration tips for your network storage drive or wireless camera
4. Cascading your router
You can extend your existing wireless network by connecting two (2) routers, which are capable of sharing network resources. This process is called cascading.
With cascading routers, you can improve the performance of the network without removing your older router and to isolate the network traffic. For step-by-step instructions, click here.
NOTE: Linksys routers cannot be used as wireless repeaters, bridges or media connectors. If you want to extend the signal and improve the performance of your wireless network, you will need a wireless range extender (RE1000 or RE2000) or a wireless media connector (WES610N v2 or WUMC710). To know more about range extenders, click here. To know more about wireless media connectors, click here. There are also Linksys devices that are ideal to extend or repeat the signal of your router. To know more about other devices that you can use to extend your network, click here.
5. Setting up your router to Bridge Mode
Setting up your router to Bridge Mode is applicable if you want to do the following:
- Connecting or cascading two (2) routers with the capability of sharing the network resources.
- Using your router as an additional access point on an existing network.
- Connecting your router to another router or modem provided by your ISP.
- Disabling the router functionalities of your device to work with third party devices.
For steps on how to set up your Linksys router to Bridge Mode, click here.
Checking if your Mac® is set to DHCP before manually setting up a Linksys router
Setting up your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router with a Linksys cloud account on a Mac® computer
Checking the Mac® computer’s connection to the router