Configuring Linksys Router with DSL Connection
If you are using a linksys router of any model number in a DSL connection, make sure you know if you have a user name and password provided by your ISP not only for your email account but for your dsl connection to work. I have here 10 simple steps for you to follow in configuring your router to work with your dsl modem. Do NOT run the cd since this is a manual configuration. Make sure you have a working Internet when directly wired to your DSL modem before attempting to configure the router.
1. Reset the router first (while the router is ON, press the reset button at the back using a pen or any sharp object for 10 seconds then release the reset button). Unplug the power cord for 5 seconds and replug it back in. Wait for the power light to go steady before proceeding to the next step.
2. Connect your modem to the Internet Port of your router (make sure that it is only the router that’s connected to the modem and nothing else). Connect your computer to any of the numbered ports of the router. Check the corresponding lights of those ports, they are supposed to lit up.
3. On your computer, launch a browser. On the address bar type 192.168.1.1 and hit the enter key. A user name and password window will appear. Leave the user name blank and by default password is admin.
4. Under the SETUP tab, for the Internet Connection Type, click the drop down arrow and select PPPoE. Type in your user name (in email format i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org/com) and then your password both from your ISP. Make sure to set it to Keep Alive Redial period 30 sec. Leave the rest as it is then SAVE the settings.
5. Go to the STATUS tab check the status if it is Connected, if not click on the “Connect” button. If you are connected proceed to step number 7 to configure the wireless settings but if it gives you the message “Cannot get an IP from the PPPoE Server” or “Cannot connect to PPPoE Server” proceed to the next step.
6. Go back to the SETUP tab and click on the drop down arrow and select “Automatic Configuration - DHCP” and SAVE the settings. On the same tab, click on MAC Address Clone. Enable it and click on SAVE settings.
7. Click on the WIRELESS tab and customize the SSID, channels recommended are 1, 11 and 6. Leave everything as it is then SAVE the settings.
8. To secure your wireless network, click on the Wireless Security sub tab and click on the drop down arrow and select either WPA-pre shared key or WEP (remember not all wireless adapter especially built in ones supports WPA). If you choose WPA just input your pre shared key and that will be your network key to use in connecting your wireless computers to the router. If you Choose WEP, type in any passphrase and hit the Generate button to get the key. If your default TX key is set to 1 that means you will take note of your key 1 that will be your password. SAVE the settings.
9. Go back to the SETUP tab and scroll down look for the Local IP Address, change it from 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.2.1 then save the settings.
10. Finally perform a complete power cycle. Power off the MODEM, ROUTER and COMPUTER for just about a minute and power them back on in the same order. Check your Internet! Then try to connect your wireless computers and remember your network key or your pre shared key.
- make sure there is no PPPoE software running in your computer if you want to use the router.
- check that your browser is not set to any proxy server.
- make sure there is no USB cord that’s running from your computer to the modem if you wish to use the router.
- If steps are already done are you are still unable to go online, you might need to set the modem to Bridge mode and set the PPPoE to the router.