Configuring a Linksys Router

MCSNet does not use a modem. The flat black ethernet cable will plug into the Internet port of the router.

There are 2 guides for Linksys routers on this page:

  1. Configuring the router to work with the Internet
  2. Enabling Wireless Encryption (wifi password)

  3. Internet Configuration of the Router:

    Open your web browser
    (Internet Explorer for most systems, but we recommend using Firefox).

    Enter 192.168.1.1 in the address bar near the top and hit Enter

    Use a blank username and admin for the password
    (this is the default login, if you have changed the password, then use the one you have setup)

    Under Setup -> Basic Setup

    Set the connection type as Automatic Configuration - DHCP

    and click Save Settings

    This is the factory setting of the router, so this step is not needed unless the router is configured incorrectly. If you are stuck on the password step and have forgotten your password, you will need to factory reset the router to fix this, which is done by pressing and holding the reset button on the back for a good 20 seconds (while the router is powered).





    Enabling Wireless Encrpytion:

    Open your web browser
    (Internet Explorer for most systems, but we recommend using Firefox).

    Enter 192.168.1.1 in the address bar near the top and hit Enter

    Use a blank username and admin for the password

    Click on Wireless -> Wireless Security

    select WPA Personal as the Security Mode

    Select TKIP
    Enter your desired network key
    Click Save Settings to save your changes.

    It is recommended to change the Wireless Network Name (SSID) at the same time you change the wifi password, this helps your devices recognize the change and avoids the issue where they try to use a previously saved setting instead of asking for the new password to connect. You can change the SSID in the 'Basic Wireless Settings' area.




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