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How to Set Up Your Linksys Wireless Game Adapter

by David Weinberg

Most modern video game consoles can connect to the Internet to play multiplayer games, browse online content, and update games and software. Some consoles, including the GameCube, Xbox and PS2, were designed with a wired Ethernet port instead of an internal wireless networking card. The Linksys Wireless Game Adapter connects to your console's Ethernet port and enables it to connect to a wireless network. The adapter requires some setup to ensure that it can connect to your wireless network properly.

Step 1

Plug one end of the game adapter's Ethernet cable into the Ethernet jack on the back of the game adapter. Plug the other end into your computer's Ethernet port.

Step 2

Open a new Web browser window, type "192.168.1.250" into the address bar and press "Enter." When prompted for a username and password, leave the username field blank and enter "admin" in the password field.

Step 3

Type your wireless network's name, also known as an SSID, into the "SSID" text area. Select "Infrastructure" in the network type drop-down box.

Step 4

Select the "Enable" radio button if your network uses wireless encryption. Click "WEP Key Settings." Configure the settings on the "WEP Key Settings" page so that they match your wireless network's settings. Consult your router's manual for information on your network's wireless encryption settings. Click "Apply."

Step 5

Click "Refresh." Select the radio button next to the name of the network that you just defined. Click "Connect." Click "Apply."

Disconnect the Wireless Game Adapter from your computer and unplug it from the electrical socket. Connect the device to your game console's Ethernet port and plug the power cord into an electrical socket.

Tip

  • If you cannot access the configuration interface when the adapter is connected to your computer or if it does not accept the default password, hold the "Reset" button next to the antenna on the back of the unit for 30 seconds.

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