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Wireless networks allow you to access the Internet from your virtually anywhere. Installing the wireless router to make that possible is easier than you think.
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Wireless- ready computer or a wireless network adapter Wireless router Installation disc for your router Ethernet or USB port Broadband Internet connection
1. Step 1 Verify that you have the equipment to set up a wireless router. You'll need a Broadband Internet connection , a wireless-ready computer or a wireless network adapter and a wireless router. 2. Step 2 Disconnect your cable or DSL modem from your computer if the two are directly connected. Plug the network cable into the port on the back of your wireless router that has the label Internet, WAN (Wide Area Network) or WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network). 3. Step 3 Insert one end of the network cable included with your wireless router into your modem. Insert the other end of that cable into your router's Internet, WAN or WLAN port. Perform this step if your computer doesn't have an Internet connection.
4. Step 4 Reconnect the power to your cable or DSL modem. Allow 30 seconds for an Internet connection to be established before plugging in and turning on your wireless router. 5. Step 5 Look for the Internet, WAN or WLAN light on your router to go on. This signifies a successful connection. 6. Step 6 Follow the instructions on the installation disc to configure your wireless router. This includes protecting your router with security, such as a web key or WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access). Save your settings and begin using your wireless router. Ads by Google Free Router Monitor 24x7 traffic & bandwidth monitoring Quick & easy setup. Download now! www.Paessler.com/download Proxim WiMAX Solutions Find Out How Pico Architecture Powers WiMAX All-in-One Solutions www.proxim.com Wireless Access via VPN Mac VPN Solution for Secure & Wireless Connections. Try Here! www.equinux.com/vpntracker Windows 7 Network Moving to Windows 7? Get a Free Win 7 guide now! itbusinessedge.com/windows7 Tips & Warnings
Select a network adapter and wireless router manufactured by the same company.
314 Responses for "How to setup a router w/ Smart Bro?" 1. markeedhey September 26th, 2007 at 8:20 am
dont use the cd. follow these steps: 1. connect the ethernet cable from the smartbro antenna to the WAN/Internet port of the router. 2. Connect ur PC to one of the Ethernet ports of the router 3. Make sure that ur PC is set to Dynamic IP (Obtain IP automatically) 4. On ur Internet browser, type 192.168.1.1, leave username blank and password admin. 5. On the router’s setup page, set the Internet connection type to Automatic Configuration (DHCP) or Obtain an IP Automatically. 6. Save the settings. 7. Check the Status Tab to check if the router was able to get the connection from SmartBro. 8. If Automatic Configuration (DHCP) didnt work, set the router to Static IP. Take note of the IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, DNS 1 and 2 of your PC when its connected directly to SmartBro, then put it on the corresponding fields. 9. For more information, visit http://www.linksys.com/support
October 28th, 2007 at 9:47 pm
lfisidro, you could try your making PC1 as a “router” as an alternative, just add another network card on PC1 which makes them two, connect your SmartBRO connection to the 1st lan port on your PC1, then enable Internet Connection Sharing, the 2nd lan card will act as an DHCP server, connect your hub or a crossover cable to the 2nd lan port on your PC and from your HUB or crossover cable connect PC2 or many computers all must be set to obtain IP addresses automatically, make sure you enter the SmartBRO Portal on PC1 to authenticate your connection and start surfing. All PC’s can start surfing The only catch here is PC1 must “ON” in order for PC2 or more PC’s to connect to the net. This my initial setup: “SmartBRO” > PC1+Internet Sharing > Network Hub > All PC’s etc to access the net.