Linksys E2000

Configuring as an Access Point

Step 1: Resetting the Router

  • Unplug all ethernet cables from the router.
  • Plug the router’s power adapter into both the wall outlet and the router itself. Wait 30 seconds and make sure unit’s power light is on and steady.
  • Hold down the reset button for 15 seconds.

Reset router

Step 2: Accessing Router Configuration

  • Plug your computer’s ethernet cable into one of the router’s numbered ethernet (LAN) ports.

(You should never plug any device into the port labeled “WAN” or “Internet”.)
Connect to router

  • Open your internet browser, and enter “192.168.1.1” in the address bar.
  • When prompted for a login, enter “admin” in the Password field. (The User Name can be left blank.)

Password field

Step 3: Administrative Password

  • Under the Administration tab (Management), enter a new Router Password for your device.

This is the password used to access your router’s configuration and management. This is NOT the same as the password you will use to get on your wireless network!)

  • Click on the button at the bottom of the page to Save Settings.

Set up admin password

Step 4: Wireless Configuration

  • Under the Wireless tab (Basic Wireless Settings), make sure theConfiguration View is set to Manual.
  • Enter your desired network name under Network Name (SSID).
  • Click on the button at the bottom of the page to Save Settings.
    Set up SSID

  • Click on the Wireless Security sub-tab.
  • Choose WPA2 Personal as a Security Mode, and enter a Passphrase to protect your wireless network from intruders.
  • Click on the button at the bottom of the page to Save Settings.

Set up Security Mode

Step 5: Disabling DHCP

(Failure to complete this step will result in your inability to access the network via your router.)

  • Under the Setup tab (Basic Setup), set the DHCP Server setting toDisabled.
  • Click on the button at the bottom of the page to Save Settings.

Disable DHCP

Step 6: Cable Setup

  • Unplug the ethernet cable from your computer, and plug that same cable into your room’s network jack.

Cable Setup

 

Step 7: Verify Connectivity

    • Connect your computer to the router:
      • Either via wireless, with the SSID and passphrase you established above.
      • Or via ethernet, plugging into another numbered ethernet (LAN) port.

(Again, you should never plug any device into the port labeled “WAN” or “Internet”.)

Verify Connectivity

In Windows Vista/7:

  • Open the Start menu, type “cmd“, and press Enter.
  • In the Command Prompt that opens, type “ipconfig” and press Enter.
  • Your IPv4 address should be of the form 169.234.XXX.XXX. (If this is not the case, return to Step 1 of the guide.)

Windows IP Info

In Mac OS X:

  • Open the Apple menu and select System Preferences.
  • Under the Internet & Wireless heading, click on the Network icon.
  • Your IP address should be of the form 169.234.XXX.XXX. (If this is not the case, return to Step 1 of the guide.)

Mac IP Info

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