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1 1 Configuring Linksys Wireless Router Prof. Yousif @ Valencia Community College

2 2 Main Issues Physical Connection Interfacing with the broad band Modem (cable, DSL) Adjusting the configuration on the broad band Modem and upgrading the modem firmware. Basic router setup –Accessing the Web Interface –Upgrading the router firmware –Admin account –IP addresses

3 3 Main Issues Wireless Setup –SSID –Channel –Security –MAC Filter Firewall Work Station Configurations: –IP address –XP Firewall –Testing

4 4 Broad Band Modem Before you connect your wireless router, do the following while your PC is connected directly to your broad band router. Updating Firmware: “Click on Modem Firmware Update”Updating Firmware DSL Help –Bridging InstructionsBridging Instructions –Linksys Router Config.Linksys Router Config.

5 5 Connect the router to your Modem: Physical Setup For more information read: Wireless Quick Start GuideWireless Quick Start Guide Must be the cable that came with your modem (it is cross- over in case of DSL) Straight- Through Cable Check the “Internet” LED in the front Side Restart Everything before you test

6 6 Router Tech Support Search by answer ID for any of those issues –Setting up PPPoE DSL with a BEFW11S4: Answer ID 527Setting up PPPoE DSL with a BEFW11S4

7 7 Wireless Router Web Access Leave the user name blank. Password is admin

8 8 Main Menus and Sub Menus A Main Menu Item Sub-Menu Items for the “Setup” menu Wireless Router Model # Firmware Version

9 9 “Basic Setup” Sub-Menu Router to Modem setup Router’s IP Address Disable DHCP, It is safer to use Static IPs Take a note of the DNS Server Addresses Save Help

10 10 Configure your PC and test Configure your PC’s TCP/IP properties (Do this on a wired PC first. We will deal with Wireless PCs later): –IP address –Subnet Mask –Default Gateway –Primary DNS Server Address –Secondary DNS Server Address Open your browser and test the Connection

11 11 Before You Start Change the Password

12 12 Also in the “Management” Sub- Menu: UPnP Universal Plug and Play has to be enabled for some applications (MS Messenger audio and video for example) to work

13 13 Before You Start Update The Router Firmware Browse to where you have downloaded the router firmware from the vendor web site

14 14 Before You Start Update The Wireless NIC Driver Gather information about: –Your wireless NIC (model number, etc…) –Operating system (Win XP, etc…) Visit the manufacture web site, go to the tech support page and download the dirver Install the driver This insures that you will be able to configure the latest security features

15 15 Configuring the Radio Interface Enable the radio interface, configure the SSID and disable SSID Broadcasting

16 16 Configure WEP Key Make sure that you right down the automatically generated 26 hex digits key. The hex key will be used later to configure the wireless clients

17 17 Stronger Encryption

18 18 MAC Authentication To get the MAC address of your Wireless card, Go to DOS and type “ipconfig /all

19 19 Advanced Settings “Just in case!”

20 20 High Gain Antenna

21 21 Configuring the Wireless Client Depends on the configuration utility of your card.

22 22 Configuring Port Forwarding

23 23 Public IP address and DNS Info.

24 24 Examining the Log File Must download and install the log viewer application from Linksys web site Where the log file will be stored Choose

25 25 Log Viewer You can also open the log file in MS Word

26 26 Setting up the Client WEP 64, or 128 bit Match the SSID on AP (Case Sensitive) Both must be checked for WPA

27 27 WEP

28 28 WPA

29 29 XP Firewall Troubleshooting Windows Firewall in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2Troubleshooting Windows Firewall in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 The document includes detailed explanation of how to use the following Windows Firewall Troubleshooting Tools: –Netsh firewall commands –Windows firewall logging files –The netstat tool Most of the firewall configuration can also be done from the CLI. Example: –>netsh firewall set port opening TCP 80 disable

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