How to Connect a Linksys-B Router to the Internet

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    • 1). Disconnect the power cable from your DSL or cable modem.

    • 2). Plug the Ethernet cable into the port on the back of your DSL or cable modem. Plug the opposite end in the "Internet" or "WAN" port on the back of your Linksys router.

    • 3). Plug in the modem's power cord into an electrical outlet. Wait for the modem to reestablish an Internet connection. The connection status is generally displayed using an LED labeled "Connection."

    • 4). Plug in the router's power cord into an electrical outlet. Wait for the router to connect to the modem. The "Internet" light on the front of the modem lights up when connected.

    • 5). Plug a second Ethernet cable into one of the numbered ports on the back of the router. Attach the other end to your computer.

    • 6). Open your default Internet browser. Enter "192.168.1.1" as the address to open the Linksys Router Setup.

    • 7). Type "admin" in the password field and press "Enter."

    • 8). Click the "Wireless" menu. Locate the "SSID" field and enter a name for your router. A unique name allows you to easily identify your router when connecting a wireless device.

    • 9). Click "Save Settings" to apply the settings.

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