I have the router but i lost the cd so i went online and i keep getting pointed to a firmware download that's a bin file and my computer doesn't know how to open it can someone tell me how to install this router?
Step 1 – First of all, plug the Linksys router into a power source and allow it to power up.
Step 2 – Insert an Ethernet cable into the Cable modem port. Plug the Ethernet cable into the back of the router that is marked “Internet.”
Step 3 – Next, plug a second Ethernet cable into the appropriate port on a laptop and the other into one of the ports labeled “1-4” on the Linksys router.
Step 4 – Open a web browser on the laptop. Type "192.168.1.1" in the browser’s address bar followed by pressing the “Enter” key.
Step 5 – Enter “admin” for the user login and “admin” for the password.
Step 6 – Change the “Router Name” on the “Setup” page that will appear from the default name to a unique name.
Step 7 – Select the “Save Settings” option followed by clicking the “Continue” menu button after the “Settings are successful” menu dialog is complete.
Step 8 – Navigate to the “Wireless” menu tab located at the top of the Linksys router settings screen.
Step 9 – Change the “Wireless Network Name” or “SSID” to a unique name. For disabling SSID broadcast, click on Disable.
Step 10 – Next, select the “Save Settings” menu button. After the “Settings are successful” dialog is displayed, click the “Continue” menu button.
Step 11 – Choose the “Wireless Security” sub-menu that is located at the top of the screen. Use the “Security Mode” drop-down menu box to select “WEP” menu option. Then, select “128 bits 26 hex digits” and enter a password between six and eight characters in the Passphrase box.
Step 12 – Select the “Generate” menu button and choose the “Save Settings” button. Click the “Continue” button after the “Settings are successful” menu dialog is displayed. Alternatively, the WPA encryption algorithm can be selected; however, is not supported on all network cards.
Step 13 – To enable MAC filtering, select the “Wireless MAC Filter” subsection located at the top of the Linksys router setup menu.
Step 14 – Click the “Enable” menu button and choose the menu choice to “Permit only” PC’s listed to access the network followed by clicking the “Save settings” button followed by the “Continue” menu option.
Step 15 - Click the “Edit MAC Filter List” menu button and enter the MAC address for each computer to allow to connect to the network. Then, select the “Save Settings” and “Continue” menu buttons.
Step 16 – Choose the “Administration” menu tab. Change the default password for access the Linksys router by entering a new one into the “Router Password” field and confirm the change. Ensure this Linksys wrk54g default password is different than the one used for WEP encryption and click the “Save Settings” and “Continue” menu buttons.
If need further guidance then call at Linksys Router.