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How to Setup Linksys Router Without CD

I have recently bought a Linksys router from eBay. It is slightly old but better than my current router provided by the ISP. I do not know how this thing work, do I need to simply plug it in since I do not have a software CD to install any software which generally come along these. Can anyone here suggest me any methods to set it up on my own without the CD?

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Suppose you want to set up your Linksys wireless router without the CD. In that case, you will have to first gather all the essential equipment like a Linksys wireless router, an Ethernet cable, a computer or a laptop, a modem, and a power adapter. Make sure you place the router in a proper area.

Now, the process of setting up a Linksys wireless router is similar to that of any other router, where you have to look for the login credentials in the router manual to access the router interface. You also have to visit the official Linksys support site, look for your router's model number, and download the correct hardware version for your router.

Setting up Cables

The basic and initial step, surely in this process is configuring and connecting the hardware. It's easy. Follow the steps for connecting the cables;

Set up your connection via a cable/DSL/ADSL modem

Connect the ethernet (network) cable from the modem into the Internet port of your router ( usually marked yellow on Linksys routers).There are four LAN ports for connecting computer and one Internet port for modem only.

Make sure to connect the modem and computer to the right port to get connected, so you can get access to the Linksys router setup page

When you get connected, You will perceive four lights, Power, WAN, wireless and Ethernet.

If you are done with properly connecting your hardware, we will move further to set up your network

Setting up the Network

Review the DHCP IP Address on Your Computer.

Open the command prompt. Type ipconfig and tap Enter. You will see different IP addresses. Watch for the Default gateway for Local Area connection or Local network Adapter. These are the numerals you will need to access the router web interface for setting up network.

192.168.1.1 is the default IP address of almost all the models of Linksys Wifi router.

Now , Open your web browser and enter the default IP address in the address box ( 192.168.1.1).

Turn off the firewall in case you are getting issues opening the Linksys router setup page{The IP login credentials can vary from region to region.In case of connecting issues, Contact your Internet Service Provider}.

You will now lead to the Username and password dialogue box.The default username is “admin” and the default password is also “admin”.In case the default password is not working, You can reset the device to the factory default.

You will now be directed to the Linksys router setup page. This is the Web interface of the router and it will succour you customize the router settings.

Customizing the network settings- Once you are done with your basic settings, You will have to customize or modify your network settings.
Proceed to the Wireless tab to change your network's name (SSID).

Revamp the Configuration View to Manual. Here, rename linksys to whatever name you like. You can adjust the network mode in these settings too. If your router aids it, and if you have devices that are capable of wireless-N, we would recommend you to go ahead and set the mode to that. It's the fastest. Otherwise wireless-G is fine.


Reviewing security settings for the network-Proceeding to the next step, let's set up the security for the network. Those who want to join the network will need to enter a password. This is completely unlike your router's password which you enter to get to these settings.

Once you have set the network's password, You don’t need to customize it. It will provide convenience to people in your house, who know your network's  Password and will now be able to access the network. For security purposes, It is recommended to change it.

Open the Wireless tab and go to Wireless Security. It is highly recommended to use the strong WPA2 Personal encryption, because it works with most devices, while giving you the ideal and flawless security.{ Do not choose WEP as it is very easily hackable}

Select only WPA2 Personal from the drop-down and assign your password.Save the settings. You now have a password shield network.

The last and final step is to secure your router’s settings. To configure the router password, Just go to the Administration main tab. Here you can edit the Router Password and retype it.

Save the settings, and you're ready to go!

You have now set up your linksys router. Also you have a functioning wireless Internet connection in your house, that is completely protected! It doesn't even require a CD to setup the router.

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