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Adding a wired computer to a Linksys router

To establish a connection to your router, a wired computer needs to have an Ethernet adapter.  You need to use a standard CAT5 Ethernet cable to connect your computer to the router. 

NOTE:  This article assumes that the router has already been configured and other computers are online.  Otherwise, click on the links below to learn how to set up the router for:

Cable Internet service
DSL Internet service
Static IP account

Connecting a computer to the router

Connect one end of an Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the computer and connect the other end to any of the numbered ports at the back of the router.

  Make sure that there is another Ethernet cable connecting the modem and the router through the latter's Internet port.

After connecting the devices, the router will automatically assign an IP address to your computer and you should be able to connect to the Internet.  If your computer is not online, you may need to check if it has the proper connection to your router.  To solve this problem, click here.

NOTE:  You can set up a wireless network by cascading a Linksys Wi-Fi router to your existing wired router.  For instructions on how to do this, click here.

Related Articles:

Connecting wireless devices and gaming consoles to the network using Linksys Connect
How to access the router’s web-based setup page
Checking your computer’s Internet Protocol (IP) Address
Sharing a folder using a Windows-based computer
Upgrading the Linksys router’s firmware using the classic web-based setup page

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