How to set up a router with a Dynamic IP

To setup a Linksys router with a Dynamic IP you need to go through five stages:

i.     Verifying Internet Connection
ii.    Connecting the Devices Together
iii.   Checking the LEDs
iv.   Configuring a Linksys Router For a Static IP Account
v.    Power Cycle

Verifying Internet Connection

Connect the Broadband modem to the computer using an Ethernet cable without the router installed and make sure that the Internet connection is active.  If not, contact your Internet Service Provider.


NOTE:  The image may vary depending on the computer and modem you're using.

Connecting the Devices Together

After ensuring that you have an active Internet connection, connect the modem to the router’s Internet port and the computer to any of the four Ethernet ports. For instructions on how to do this, click here.

Checking the Router's LEDs

After connecting devices to the router, verify if they are properly connected by checking the LEDs on the router's front panel. For instructions on how to do this, click here.

Setting-Up a Dynamic IP Address On a Linksys Router

NOTE:  Images below may vary depending on the router you are using but the steps still remain the same.

Step 1:
Access the router’s web-based setup page.  For instructions, click here.

NOTE: If you are using Mac to access the router's web-based setup page, click here.

Step 2:
When the router’s web-based setup page appears, look for Internet Connection Type and select Automatic Configuration (DHCP).

Step 3:
Click  .

Power Cycle

Step 1:
Shut down the computer.

Step 2:
Unplug the router’s power cable.

Step 3:
Unplug the Broadband modem’s power cable. Then wait for 30 seconds.

Step 4:
Plug in the Broadband modem’s power cable and wait for its lights to appear stable.

Step 5:
Plug in the router's power cable once the modem’s lights appear stable.

Step 6:
Power on the computer and test the Internet connection.

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