There is nothing more annoying than not being able to access the Internet because of a problem with your Linksys router. Luckily, some common problems can be fixed with the following helpful tips:
Most problems can be fixed by downloading and installing drives, and accessing the router itself to do some troubleshooting.
Installing the Router and the Adapter
First, download the driver for the router and install it on your main PC. You’ll need to reboot your computer after you’ve downloaded it, and tell the computer to install the router driver that you’ve saved to your desktop.
Next, you’ll need to install the adapter for the Linksys router on a second computer. Install the Linksys card into the computer as per the instruction manual so that the PC can begin receiving signals from the router itself. Next, download the drivers again and save to your desktop. When you reboot your computer, you’ll have to tell it to manually install the saved driver.
Linksys Router Settings: How to Configure Them
The next step is to configure the settings for your router. Using the computer that is directly connected to the router, open a browser window and navigate to 192.168.1.1. The 192.168.1.1 page will open up a window that is used solely for configuring your router.
The following instructions will help you configure your router. Remember to only configure these sections while leaving the rest alone:
Basic Setup – Set this to “automatic configuration – DHCP” and enable the server. The router should also be set to receive the maximum number of users.
Wireless Settings – The wireless mode should be “mixed” Choose a simple name for the network which you can recall at any time in the future, and enable the Wireless SSID.
Access Restrictions – Under this setting, you’ll need to click “enable” next to the word “Status”. Choose a name for the policy and check the boxes near the phrases “Everyday” and “24 Hours”. This will ensure that PCs on your network will be able to access the Internet at any time on any day.
Finally, you’ll want to click on the tab that says “Save Settings” and close the 192.168.1.1 browser window. Test your Internet connection to make sure the fix worked.