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Setting up the Linksys CG7500 using the Quick Start Setup Wizard

The built-in browser based Setup Wizard of the Linksys CG7500 AC1900 Dual-Band Modem Wi-Fi Router guides customers through provisioning and customizing the router settings.  This article will guide you through setting up the modem router using the Setup Wizard. 
 
Before you begin, have the following information ready:
  • Account number of your broadband subscription
  • Phone number linked with your Account
  • Serial Number & MAC address of the modem router (located on the product label at the bottom of the device)
 
Step 1: 
Connect the coaxial cable from the cable port of your modem router to the wall jack.

 
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Step 2: 
Plug the modem router’s power adapter to the power source to turn it ON.

 
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Step 3: 
Connect your computer to the default Wi-Fi of the modem router.  The default Wi-Fi settings are found on the label located at the bottom of the device. 

Make sure that your computer is connected to Wi-Fi before proceeding to the next step.  Do this by checking on the Wi-Fi list.
 
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NOTE:  Alternatively, you can also connect a computer to the modem router using the supplied ethernet cable.  Make sure that the ethernet cable is connected properly before proceeding to the next step.  This can be done by checking if the light indicator on your modem router's LAN port is lit solid green.
 
Step 4: 
Launch a supported browser and enter “http://192.168.1.1” in the Address bar and then press [Enter]
 
Step 5:
When you land on the Quick Start tab, click Begin.
 
NOTE:  You will NOT be able to navigate to other tabs until you click Begin.  If you need to bypass the Setup Wizard, you will be given the option on the next step.  If the Begin button is grayed out, this means the Setup Wizard was launched previously.  If you need to launch the Setup Wizard again, you will need to reset the modem router by pressing and holding the Reset button (at the back panel) for seconds.  Wait for the power light to turn solid green.  Then, you can begin with Step 4.

 
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Step 6:
Let’s get started.  Check the first box and click Next.

NOTE:  The skip option allows you to log in to the modem router to configure its local settings only.  You would still need to contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) to register your new modem router.

 
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Step 7:
Activate the modem router with your ISP by calling them or visiting their activation website.  Get started by clicking your ISP below then clicking Next.  The activation process can take a few minutes.

 
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QUICK TIPS:
  • Your modem router may reboot several times during this process and activation can take up to five minutes.
  • If the modem router has NOT been registered with the ISP, you may come across the following message.  Call the ISP and register your new modem router.
 
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NOTE:  If you run into any problems with the provisioning process, contact your ISP first.
 
Step 8:
When the Linksys CG7500 is activated, the top four indicator lights located on the front panel will be solid and the Setup Wizard should continue.  Now, you can personalize your Wi-Fi then click Next to proceed.

 
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Step 9:
Change your Admin Password and click Next.  It is highly recommended NOT to keep the default admin password.

 
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Step 10:
Verify your custom settings on the Summary page and click Save then select Done.

 
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Step 11:
You will be taken to the login screen.  If you need to configure additional settings, just enter the new Administrator Password you created during setup then click Log in.
 
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You have now successfully set up your Linksys CG7500.


Related Videos:

Changing the Administrator password of the Linksys CG7500 (VIDEO)
Configuring the Guest Access feature of the Linksys CG7500 (VIDEO)

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