Press and hold the little reset button in the back of the wireless router for 60 seconds. This will reset the wireless router back to factory.
Plug the ethernet cable in to a numbered port of the wireless router, then run ipconfig /all
Alternate method= Hit the Windows key and the R keys at the same time. Type
hit enter. Type
ipconfig /all (space between the g and / )
Look for the default gateway. It should look something like 192.168.1.1 or similar.
Open Internet Explorer. In the address bar, put the numbers of the default gateway in the address bar and hit enter.
You should be asked for a username and password. Try...
Username = admin
Password = (blank) Do not put anything here and click enter or password.
but these can vary on the manufacturer. Please consult your wireless routers installation instructions for the correct information.
This is the basic username and password unless stated differently in the user manual. Please consult the user manual for the correct username and password. If you changed the username and password, then you'll need to use the correct one.
You should then see a setup screen.
Click on wireless, basic settings
Here I use Mixed mode, my network name is Virus_Farm and I use channel 11. Use the same settings except change the Network name to a new name, like Your_Network. (You cannot have any spaces)
Now click on Wireless security. you see...
Use WPA Personal
Enter your 13 character password when I have your13characterpassword, then click on save settings.
This will be the password needed to login to the Your_Network network.
Click on wireless mac filter and make sure it's disabled.
Save Settings and close Internet Explorer.
Power down the cable modem/router and the Linksys. Wait 60 seconds, the turn on the cable modem. Wait 15 seconds and turn on the Linksys.