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Overview of the Connectivity settings for the Linksys Dual-Band WiFi Router

The Linksys Dual-Band WiFi Router lets you enjoy the power of Wi-Fi technology.  It delivers enhanced speed, range, and security for all your networking needs which allows you to swiftly stream HD videos, surf, email, play games online, browse, and chat.

The Connectivity
settings on the web interface of the Linksys Dual-Band WiFi Router 
allows you to view and change the router’s configuration.  To do this, log in to the router's web interface.  For instructions, click here.  Then, click on the Configuration tab > Connectivity.

Overview of the Connectivity page
 
Feature
Description
Local Network

The Local Network settings page allows you to configure the router to work with your local connection.
 
  • IP Address
NOTE:  You will have to reconnect the devices that are currently connected to the router once the IP address is changed.
  • Subnet Mask 
  • Router Name

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The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Server is enabled by default on your router.  DHCP assigns IP addresses to computers and devices on your network as needed.

NOTE:  Some settings may vary depending on the model of your router.

 
  • DHCP Reservation
  • Start IP Address
  • Maximum Numbers of Users
  • IP Address Range
  • Client Lease Time
  • Static DNS 1-3
  • WINS

Once you’re done configuring the Local Network settings, click on Save.
 
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To reserve an IP address, click on DHCP Reservation.  On the Select Clients from DHCP Tables, select a client by checking the box under Select, and clicking on Add Clients.  Then scroll to the bottom and if needed, change the client’s name or the last octet within the IP address range.  Once done, click on Save.
 
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WAN Setup

The WAN Setup page allows you to configure your internet connection settings.  You may choose from the following:
 
  • Automatic Configuration - DHCP – Select this to get different IP addresses each time you start your computer.
  • Static IP – Select this if you're required to use the same IP address each time you connect to the internet.  If so, enter the information for your internet address, subnet mask, default gateway and DNS entries provided by your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
  • PPPoE – Select Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE) if your ISP uses this method to establish internet connection.  PPPoE allows ISPs to manage accounts via username and password.
  • PPTP – Select this to use the Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP).  This enables the secure transfer of data from a remote client to a private enterprise server by creating a Virtual Private Network (VPN) across TCP/IP-based data networks.
  • L2TP – The Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) combines Layer 2 Forwarding (L2F) and Microsoft®'s Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP).
  • Bridge Mode – Select this to use Bridge mode if your ISP requires it.  You can choose to obtain an IP address automatically or enter the information for your internet address, subnet mask, default gateway and DNS entries.  This information is provided by your ISP. 
  • Wireless Bridge – Select this to allow the router to act like a wireless adapter.
 
VLAN Setup

If your ISP requires VLAN tagging, you will need to configure the VLAN settings provided by your ISP in the VLAN Setup page.  For additional information, click here.

NOTE:  Some settings may vary depending on the model of your router.

 
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IPv6 Setup

IPv6 is an Internet Protocol (IP) standard replacing IPv4.  It supports a much larger address space and helps to enable new types of applications for communication and collaboration.
 
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MAC Address Clone

A Media Access Control (MAC) Address is a unique identifier pre-assigned to the network adapter of the computer.  This is used by most cable ISPs for authentication so subscribers can establish internet connection.  Enabling the MAC Address Clone feature will allow your ISP to recognize the router as the computer with the registered MAC address.
 
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Advanced Routing

In the Advanced Routing page, you can disable NAT if needed or configure your routing settings as needed.  To configure Dynamic Routing, you must disable Advanced Routing.
 
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