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BEFSR41 FAQ

1.     What is the BEFSR41?

The BEFSR41 is a Linksys EtherFast Cable/DSL Router with 4-Port Switch. The Router lets you access the Internet through its four switched ports. The device also contains security features including, a Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) firewall and NAT technology.

2.     What should I do if my computer cannot connect to the Internet?

Follow these instructions until you computer can connect to the Internet:

Step 1:
Make sure the Router is powered on. The Power LED should be green and not flashing.

Step 2:
If the Power LED is flashing, then power off all your network devices, including your modem, Router and computers.

Step 3:
Check the cable connections. The computer should be connected to one of the ports numbered 1-4 on the Router and the modem must be connected to the Internet port on the Router.

3.     Why doesn't the modem have an Ethernet port?

The modem is a dial-up modem for traditional dial-up service. To use the Router, you need a cable/DSL modem and high-speed Internet connection.

4.     Do I use the DSL service to connect manually to the Internet?

No. After you've installed the router, it will automatically connect to your Internet Service Provider (ISP), so you no longer need to connect manually.

5.     Why doesn't the DSL line fit into the Router's Internet port?

The Router does not replace your modem. You still need your DSL modem in order to use the Router. Connect the telephone line to the DSL modem, insert the setup CD into your computer, then follow the on-screen instructions.

6.     Why doesn't the Router have a coaxial port for the cable connection?

The Router does not replace your modem. You still need your cable modem in order to use the Router. Connect your cable connection to the cable modem, insert the setup CD into your computer, then follow the on-screen instructions.

7.     How do I access the web-based setup page of the Router?

Open the web browser and enter the Router's IP address in the address field. The default IP address is 192.168.1.1. When prompted, leave the User name field blank and enter the password to the Router. The default password is "admin". Click the appropriate tab to change the settings.

 

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