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Manually setting up the wireless network of your Linksys router

This article will provide the instructions on how to manually set up the wireless network of your Linksys router. 

IMPORTANT:  The instructions in this article are only applicable for single-band routers.  If you have a dual-band router, there will be two (2) drop-down lists – one for the 5 GHz frequency band and another for 2.4 GHz.  To know how to manually configure the wireless network of a Linksys Dual-Band router, click here.

To manually set up the wireless network of your Linksys router, you need to do the following:

Accessing the web-based setup page of the router
Configuring the wireless settings of the router

Accessing the web-based setup page of the router

Step 1:
Access the router’s web-based setup page.  Open any web browser (Internet Explorer®, Mozilla Firefox®, or Safari®) and enter “192.168.1.1” in the address bar then press [Enter].

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Step 2:
You will be asked for your login details.  Leave the User name field blank and enter “admin” in the Password field then click OK.

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Configuring the wireless settings of the router

Configuring the wireless settings may depend on the kind of router that you are using.  Click on the links to learn how:

Wireless-N routers
Wireless-G, Wireless-B, Wireless-A routers

Wireless-N routers

Step 1:
On the web-based setup page, click the Wireless tab.

Step 2:
Select Manual for the Configuration View.

Step 3:
Select Mixed on the Network Mode drop-down list.  This is recommended so that devices with different wireless standards can still connect to the network.

Step 4:
Enter your desired Network Name (SSID) in the field provided.

Step 5:
Select Auto (20MHz or 40MHz) from the Channel Width drop-down list.

Step 6:
Select a Channel from the drop-down list.  The recommended channels are 1, 6, and 11 since these are considered non-overlapping.

Step 7:
Select your preferred SSID Broadcast setting.  If you want your wireless network name to be seen publicly, select Enabled.  Otherwise, select Disabled.

After performing the steps above, your wireless network settings should look like the one shown in the image below:

Step 8:
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Wireless-G, Wireless-B, Wireless-A routers

Step 1:
On the web-based setup page, click the Wireless tab.

Step 2:
Select Mixed.

Step 3:
Enter your preferred Wireless Network Name (SSID) in the field provided.

Step 4:
Select your desired Wireless Channel from drop-down list.  The recommended channels are 1, 6, and 11 since these are considered non-overlapping.

Step 5:
Select your preferred Wireless SSID Broadcast setting.  If you want your wireless network name to be seen publicly, select Enable.  Otherwise, select Disable.

After performing the steps above, your wireless network settings should look like the one shown in the image below:

Expanding your network

You can add other products to your existing network and extend wireless signals to hard-to-reach areas in your home.  With it, you can accommodate more devices for gaming and entertainment.  Click on the links below to know more about products that extend your Linksys router's potential.

How to extend your router's range with a range extender
Connecting computers to your local network using the Powerline adapter
Different Linksys Powerline adapters that can be used for setting up a Powerline network

 

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Changing your wireless network password
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Checking the Linksys Wi-Fi Router's name and password

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