How to Set Up a Linksys 2.4 GHz Network

by Jason Taetsch

Setting up a home network is no longer a daunting task with the 2.4 ghz Wireless Router by Linksys. The router transmits a wireless Internet signal to any Wi-Fi capable device that is within range of the network and comes with pre-installed security features. In a few steps, you can be surfing the Internet on the couch, on the porch or even in bed.

Unplug and turn off your cable modem and keep the router unplugged as well.

Insert one end of the Ethernet cable into the "Internet" port on the rear of the router. Plug the other end of the cable into the Ethernet jack on the rear of your cable modem.

Turn on your cable modem and wait for the Internet signal to turn back on.

Plug in the power source and turn on the router. The Internet light should glow indicating that you are connected to the Internet.

Turn on your computer and connect it to router's signal. Launch your Web browser and enter "http://192.168.1.1" into the Web address box. Hit "Enter" to open the Setup utility for the router's network.

Leave the user name blank and type "admin" into the password box. Click "OK" to open the router's settings menu. Create the administrator password for the router and set the password to connect to your network. You can also change the network's name (SSID) if you want.

Click "Save Settings" and "OK" in the setup menu to finish setting up your network.

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About the Author

Jason Taetsch graduated from The College of New Jersey with a degree in English. Taetsch co-founded the on-campus literary magazine, "Paperclips." In 2006 he began writing professionally. He wrote news articles and independently authored op-ed columns for the on-campus newspaper, "The Signal" and had articles published in "Garden State Surf Magazine."

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