How to Setup a Linksys Router With Verizon Fios

By Chang Lin

Use an Ethernet cable to connect a Linksys wireless router with a Verizon Fios modem.
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A Linksys wireless router allows users to connect to the Internet using a wireless connection. With the high-speed Internet service provided by Verizon Fios, customers can choose to purchase a wireless router or connect directly to the computer from the modem using an Ethernet cable. If you are using a portable device with Wi-Fi capability, the freedom to move around your home or office while still receiving Internet signals can be an advantage to setting up your Linksys router.

Step 1

Attach one end of the Ethernet cable to the "WAN" port on the back of the Verizon modem and the other end of the Ethernet cable to the "LAN" port on the Linksys wireless router.

Step 2

Plug the power cable of the Linksys router into an electrical outlet or power strip. Flip the switch on the back of the router to the "On" position. Wait one minute for the green light to appear next to the "wireless" icon on the front of the router. Once the green light appears, an Internet connection should be established between the Verizon modem and Linksys router.

Step 3

Test the connection by opening a web browser on your computer. If the wireless network is not secure, you should now be able to access the Internet. If the connection is secure, type in the network name and password, which can be found on the sticker on the back of the Linksys router.