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please use the Fast Start guide to get Wizard CD-ROM or your Ethernet adapters user guide to install TCP/IP now.
If you are doing a brand new setup, **Note: If there is no TCP/IP line listed, refer to the User Guide found on the Setup
with 4-Port Switch AOL.
*Note: Do not choose a TCP/IP entry whose name mentions DUN, PPPoE, VPN, or
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EtherFast Cable/DSL Router E. Restart your computer.


C you to restart, restart your computer anyway.
complete the PC configuration. Click the Yes button. If Windows does not ask
ured your computers, continue to Step 3: Configure the Router.
Close button if any settings were changed) to F. Windows may ask you to restart your PC.
based on the type of Windows operating system you are using. Once you've config-
C button. Click the OK button again (or the

Fast Start
C The next few pages tell you, step by step, how to configure your network settings
Once the new window appears, click the OK D is the letter of your CD-ROM drive).
D. Select Obtain an IP address automatically. D:\win9x, c:\windows\options\cabs, etc. (if
You may need to do this for each computer you are connecting to the Router.
the correct file location, e.g., D:\win98,
the Properties button. E. Restart your computer. or additional files. Supply them by pointing to
when done.
C. Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and click you for the original Windows installation disk
doesnt have a Settings option, youre running Windows XP. Click the Cancel button
the PC configuration. E. Click the OK button again. Windows may ask
click Control Panel, and then double-click the System icon. If your Start menu
Click the Properties button. button. Click the OK button again to complete
find out by clicking the Start button and then going to the Settings option. Then
Double-click the Local Area Connection. Once the new window appears, click the OK OK button.
You will need to know which operating system your computer is running. You can
the first Local Area Connection listed). D. Select Obtain an IP address automatically. Installed Gateway field is left blank. Click the
the applicable Ethernet adapter (usually it is D. Now click the Gateway tab to ensure that the
Millennium, 2000, or XP.
B. Select the Local Area Connection icon for the Properties button. B
Find out which operating system your computer is running, such as Windows 98,
C. Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and click address automatically.
B Connections icon. C. Click the IP Address tab. Select Obtain an IP
B municate with each other across a network or the Internet.
Connections icon and then the Network Properties button.
TCP/IP) address automatically (called DHCP). Computers use IP addresses to com-
there, click the Network and Internet click the Local Area Connection. Click the line.** Click the Properties button.
To do this, you need to configure your PCs network settings to obtain an IP (or
Start button and then Control Panel. From the first Local Area Connection listed). Double- the word TCP/IP appears by itself, select that
A. Click to the Network screen by clicking the the applicable Ethernet adapter* (usually it is line for the applicable Ethernet adapter*. If
the Router.
B. Select the Local Area Connection icon for B. On the Configuration tab, select the TCP/IP
In Step 2, you will configure each of your computers to be able to communicate with
please follow the instructions for Windows 2000.
and menus look like previous Windows versions), and Dial-up Connections icon. icon.
are using the Classic interface (where the icons Panel. From there, double-click the Network Panel. From there, double-click the Network
ning Windows XP with the default interface. If you button. Click Settings and then Control Start button. Click Settings and then Control
The following instructions assume you are run- A. Go to the Network screen by clicking the Start A. Go to the Network screen by clicking the
Windows XP Windows 2000 Windows 98 or Windows Millennium
If you are running: If you are running: If you are running:
Step 2: Configure the PCs
Introduction Step 1: Connect the Router
Notebook with Ethernet Adapter
Congratulations! Thank you for choosing the Linksys EtherFast Cable/DSL Router. Internet B. Using an Ethernet cable, connect the LAN or Ethernet port of the cable or DSL D. Connect the power adapter to the Router. Connect the power adapter to the elec-
The Router allows you to set up a home or small business network to share your modem to the Internet port of the Router. trical outlet. Turn on the cable or DSL modem. Then turn on the PC you wish to
high-speed Internet connection. Cable or DSL use to configure the Router.
Modem
LAN C. Connect an Ethernet cable to your PCs Ethernet adapter. Connect the other end of
Why do I need a network? Networks are useful for sharing computer resources the cable to one of the Ethernet ports on the back of the Router. Repeat this
such as printers, files, and CD-ROM drives. Networks are even used for playing mul- process for every PC you wish to connect to the Router.
tiplayer video games. So, not only are networks useful in homes and businesses, but
they can also be used for fun.
Cable/DSL Router
The most remarkable thing the Router does is to let you share your high-speed cable PC with Ethernet Adapter In Step 1, you will connect the Router to your cable or DSL modem and to the com-
or DSL connection to the Internet. The Router connects your LAN (Local Area puters in your home or business. D
Network) to the Internet. The Internet is a network that, being global, covers the
widest area of all! All PCs connected to the Router can share this connection. First, make sure that all devices youll be working with are powered down, includ-
This is What You Will Be Setting Up C1
ing your PCs, modem, and the Router.
How is this accomplished? You will be setting up a simple LAN. Your PCs are con-
nected via Ethernet cable from an Ethernet adapter (in or attached to your PC) to one You may have different computers than what are pictured here, but the setup is sim- A. If you havent already done so, connect your cable or DSL modem to its proper Proceed to Step 2: Configure the PCs on the next page.
of the Routers LAN ports. The term Ethernet is used to refer to your network ilar. The Router lets you share your fast cable or DSL connection among several com- connectionthe coaxial jack for cable (Figure A1), or the phone jack for DSL
accessories, such as cables and adapters, because Ethernet refers to the type of puters in your home or business. This is called a Local Area Network or LAN. (Figure A2). (Follow the instructions from your cable or DSL modems installation
network you are setting up. guide.)
This Fast Start guide gives you the big picture of what you need to set up a basic
Then the Router is connected to your cable or DSL modem. The Router makes it home or business network. The next three sections explain how you will set up and
seem as if each PC is connected directly to the Internet. Several PCs can then use configure your equipment to enable shared high-speed access to the Internet.
one Internet connection simultaneously.
Step 1: Connect the Router
Use the Linksys Router Setup CD-ROM or the instructions in this Fast Start to help Connect the Router to your cable or DSL modem and to your notebook or desktop C2
you connect the Router, configure your PCs, and configure the Router. PCs.
These instructions will get you up and running quickly using the most basic settings. Step 2: Configure the PCs Note: If your PCs Ethernet adapter is not set up, please refer to the Ethernet
Once you have access to the Internet, you can get advanced configuration informa- adapters user guide for more information.
Configure your notebook or desktop PCs to be able to communicate with the Router.
tion (for gaming, VPNs, web hosting, etc.) by visiting our website at
support.linksys.com or by reading the User Guide on the Setup CD-ROM. Note: If you are connecting more than four PCs to the Router, you will need to
Step 3: Configure the Router connect a hub or switch to any of the LAN ports of the Router.
Do the basics to get the Router to work with your cable or DSL modem and your ISPs
settings.
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click the Connect button to start the connection. B2
ROM or at the Linksys website, www.linksys.com. e. Click the Status tab, and then B1
are available in the User Guide on the Setup CD-
More advanced functions and additional details
D3 d. Click the Save Settings button.

this section or refer to the Help section in this Fast Start guide. c. Enter the Password.
If you are unable to reach our website, you may want to review what you did in D5
b. Enter the User Name.
www.linksys.com/registration. H
any computer and entering Connection Type.
opening your web browser from a. Select PPPoE as the Internet field (admin is the default password). Then, click the OK button.
Congratulations! Youve successfully configured the Router. Test the setup by User Name field empty, and enter admin in lowercase letters in the Password
perform these steps: users will see a Connect to 192.168.1.1 screen, shown in Figure B2). Leave the
H. Restart your computers so that they can obtain the Routers new settings. password to access the Internet, B. An Enter Network Password screen, shown in Figure B1, will appear (Windows XP
you normally enter a user name and
G. Reset the power on your cable or DSL modem. are connecting through PPPoE or if http://192.168.1.1 in the web browsers Address field. Press the Enter key.
If your DSL provider says that you lowing these directions.) Enter A
browser. necessary setup information. sage at this point. Continue fol-
F. If you havent already done so, click the Save Settings button. Close the web nection, check with your ISP for the 3. PPPoE D1 right if you get an error mes-
only. If you are using a PPTP con- A. Open your web browser. (It is all
f. Click the Save Settings button. b. Click the Save Settings button.
these two fields. PPTP is a service used in Europe
are usually left blank. If requested by your ISP (usually cable ISPs), complete Note: You only need to configure the Router once using the first computer you set up.
name and domain name for the Router. The Host Name and Domain Name fields 5. PPTP DNS fields. You need to enter at least one DNS address. Connection Type. puters, you will use the setup information to configure the Router instead of your PC.
E. Based on the setup instructions from your ISP, you may need to provide a host Primary DNS and Secondary cally as the Internet Because you are now using the Router to share Internet access among several com-
e. Enter the DNS addresses in the D2 a. Select Obtain an IP automati- The instructions from your ISP tell you how to set up your PC for Internet access.
D6 D4
d. Enter the Default Gateway. these steps: in the Help section.
ic IP address from your ISP, perform proceeding. To find out what questions you should ask your ISP, refer to Question #1
c. Enter the Subnet Mask. necting through DHCP or a dynam- vided by your ISP. If you do not have this information, please contact your ISP before
If your ISP says that you are con- through your Internet Service Provider (ISP). You will need the setup information pro-
b. Enter the IP Address. In Step 3, you will configure the Router to be able to gain access to the Internet
1. DHCP or Obtain an IP Address Automatically
Connection Type.
a. Select Static IP as the Internet are using.
setup information. nection type you select. Proceed to the instructions for the connection type you
with your ISP for the necessary necessary setup information. these steps: Setup screen and available features will differ depending on what kind of con-
Heart Beat Signal connection, check tion, check with your ISP for the address from your ISP, perform ed in the drop-down menu for the Internet Connection Type setting. Each Basic
in Australia only. If you are using a only. If you are using a RAS connec- necting through a static or fixed IP Static IP Address, PPPoE, RAS, PPTP, and Heart Beat Signal. These types are list-
Heart Beat Signal is a service used RAS is a service used in Singapore If your ISP says that you are con- D. The Router supports six connection types: DHCP (obtain an IP automatically),

6. Heart Beat Signal 4. RAS 2. Static IP Address or Specify an IP Address C. The Router configuration screen will appear with the Basic Setup tab selected.

Step 3: Configure the Router

Help
If you have this type Perform these steps: 3. I cannot get onto the Internet, nor can I access the Routers Setup page. C. Now you will configure some settings in Windows. 6. When I click the Save Settings button on the Setup page of the Router, I get
of connection: What should I check? prompted for my user name and password again. I try to enter admin for

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Dynamic IP 1. Select Obtain an IP automatically as the Internet - Go to your desktop and double-click My Computer, and then double-click the password, but I get a red screen after 3 tries. How do I fix this?
Connection Type. A. First check that the cable or DSL modem and computers are properly connected Control Panel (Windows XP users using the default interface, click Start, and
Address (DHCP) to the Router. See Question #2 for how to verify that the connections are good. then select Control Panel). A. Go to your desktop, and double-click the Internet Explorer icon (located on the
2. Click the Save Settings button.
- When the Control Panel window pops up, double-click the Internet Options icon Start Menu for Windows XP).
Static IP Address 1. Select Static IP as the Internet Connection Type.
B. Then, check that you have properly configured your PCs to communicate with the (Windows XP users using the default interface, click Network and Internet B. When Internet Explorer appears, enter http://192.168.1.1/Management.htm in
2. Enter the IP Address.
Router. Below you will find instructions for the various versions of Windows. Connections, and then click Internet Options). the Address field, and click Go.
3. Enter the Subnet Mask.
- When the Internet Options window appears, click the Connections tab. C. The Enter Network Password screen will appear (Windows XP users will see a
4. Enter the Default Gateway.
- Windows 98 or Millennium - Check Never Dial Up a Connection. (If this choice is grayed out, that is fine.) Connect to 192.168.1.1 screen).
5. Enter the DNS in the Primary and Secondary DNS
Click the Start menu, and then click Run. After the Run window appears, - Click the LAN Settings button in the lower right-hand corner. D. Leave the User Name field blank. Type admin in the Password field. Then click
The Help section contains the most frequently asked Internet connection questions. fields. You need to enter at least one DNS address.
enter winipcfg in the Open field, and then click the OK button. - When the Local Area Network (LAN) Settings window appears, uncheck all boxes. the OK button.
If you have additional setup needs or you wish to get information on the Advanced 6. Click the Save Settings button.
When the IP Configuration window appears, click the gray box with a black - Click the OK button and the Apply button (the Apply button will be grayed out if E. You should now be at the Management page of the Routers Utility.
Features, please visit www.linksys.com or see the User Guide, which contains a PPPoE 1. Select PPPoE as the Internet Connection Type. you did not have to make any changes). Then click the OK button again. F. Select the first field that displays a series of asterisks, *********** (Windows XP
Troubleshooting appendix (available on the Setup CD-ROM). 2. Enter the User Name. arrow pointing down.
- Exit the Control Panel, and restart your computer. users will see a series of bullets), and delete each *. (Make sure this field is left
3. Enter the Password. A list of adapters will appear. Select the adapter that you use to connect
blank.)
1. Im not sure what information I need from my Internet Service Provider 4. Click the Save Settings button. to the Internet. These items should not contain PPP, VPN, AOL, or 4. When I click on the icon to access the Internet, and enter the user name G. Select the second field that displays a series of asterisks, *********** (Windows
(ISP) to get my network up and running. What questions should I ask? Dial-Up adapter as part of the entry.
RAS, PPTP, or Heart If you are using RAS (Singapore SingTel), PPTP (service in and password that my ISP gave me, I cannot connect to the Internet. What XP users will see a series of bullets), and delete each *. (Make sure this field is
Beat Signal Europe), or Heart Beat Signal (service in Australia), check The IP Address field should show an IP address of 192.168.1.100 or is wrong? left blank.)
What type of connection do I have: dynamic IP address, static IP address, or PPPoE? with your ISP for the necessary setup information. 192.168.1.xxx, with xxx being any number greater than 100. H. Click the Save Settings button.
If your IP address is not in that range, hold the reset button on the front of This means that youre using the software given to you by your ISP. Please use I. Now the Router does not have a password.
If I am using a dynamic IP address, I should ask: 2. Im having problems connecting to the Internet, what LEDs should be lit on the Router for more than 30 seconds. This will cause your Router to be set Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator, which is located on your desktop (located
- What is my Host Name (if needed)? the front of the Router? to factory default, so you will need to re-configure the Router's Setup page. on the Start Menu in Windows XP). You should now be able to click the Save Settings button on the Setup page. Dont
- What is my Domain Name (if needed)? After re-configuring the Setup page, restart the computer. forget to add a password later.
Each Routers LED will light up for any proper connection made on the back of 5. When I use Internet Explorer, a box pops up prompting me to dial up a
If I am using a static IP address, I should ask: - Windows 2000 or XP connection. How can I disable that? 7. I tried the suggestions above and still cannot get access to the Internet
the Routerwhether it is an Ethernet cable or power cord.
- What is my IP Address? Click the Start menu, and then click Run. After the Run window appears, from my Router. What can I do?
- What is my Gateway? For example, the following are typical LEDs that light up enter cmd in the Open field, and then click the OK button. A. Go to your desktop and double-click My Computer, and then double-click
- What is my DNS? once a computer and a cable or DSL modem are con- This will open a command prompt. Enter ipconfig /all and then press the Control Panel (Windows XP users using the default interface, click Start, and You can refer to the Troubleshooting appendix of the User Guide on the Setup CD-ROM,
nected: Enter key. then select Control Panel). or you can get additional assistance through one of the resources listed below.
If I am using PPPoE (typically used by DSL ISPs), I should ask: The IP Address field should show an IP address of 192.168.1.100 or B. When the Control Panel window pops up, double-click the Internet Options icon
- What is my User Name? (Windows XP users using the default interface, click Network and Internet Technical Support 800-326-7114 (toll free from U.S. or Canada)
When the Router is turned on (the power adapter is plugged into the 192.168.1.xxx, with xxx being any number greater than 100.
- What is my Password? Connections, and then click Internet Options). 949-271-5465 (6:00 am to 5:00 pm PST, M-F)
Router), the Power LED lights up. If your IP address is not in that range, hold the reset button on the front of
C. When the Internet Options window appears, click the Connections tab. E-mail Support support@linksys.com
When an Ethernet cable is properly connected between a PC and Port 2 of the Router for more than 30 seconds. This will cause your Router to be set
After you obtain the information, follow the instructions in the Fast Start - Step 3: D. Check Never Dial Up a Connection. Website http://www.linksys.com or http://support.linksys.com
the Router, the Ethernet LED in Column 2 lights up. to factory default, so you will need to re-configure the Router's Setup page.
Configure the Router, and use this information to enter on the Basic Setup tab. In the E. Click the Apply button. FTP Site ftp://ftp.linksys.com
A cable or DSL modem connection causes the Internet LED to light up. After re-configuring the Setup page, restart the computer.
Internet Connection Type section, refer to the chart on the next page: F. Click the OK button. Sales Information 800-546-5797 (800-LINKSYS)
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