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What info is need when manually configuring a router??


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#1 ICE334

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 05:36 PM

I have a Linksys WRT150n Router that i bought. I had the CD that comes with it but recently misplaced. My mom recently switched internet service providers and now the router doesnt work, it needs to be configured, but i dont have the disc that will auto do it. I using the web address method by entering "192.168.1.1" in the address bar. Just want to know what all will i need to configure it, please go in depth if you need to, thanks

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 05:44 PM

What kind of Service do you have DSL or cable?

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 05:47 PM

Or who is your ISP?
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Posted 30 August 2012 - 06:42 PM

http://homesupport.cisco.com/en-us/support/routers/WRT150N

User Guide, Quick Install Guide and Data Sheet available

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#5 ICE334

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 01:24 AM

What kind of Service do you have DSL or cable?


cable and im with Charter. Just want to go in and do it myself so i can use my router.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 02:37 AM

Using the guides posted above you should be able to configure the new settings. If you are staying with the same type of connection, cable (not dsl, isdn, et )and just have a new provider and new modem. You should be able to powercycle everything and get a connection. Turn off the cable modem, router, and any computers. Connect the new modem to the routers WAN port and a computer to port 1 on the router. Turn on the modem and wait for the connection lights to glow steady (color and frequency of blinking vary). Now turn on the router and wait for internet light to glow solid. Now turn on the pc connected to the router. Check for internet by opening your internet browser. If this does not work turn everything off again and reset the router by holding in the red reset button on the back for 30 seconds. Turn on the modem then the router then the pc. Once you get a connection if you had to reset the router configure your wireless security. I reccomend WPA2-PSK and use a long key with letters, numbers, capitols, and symbols.

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 03:24 PM

I may be mistaken, but I believe Charter modems use the 192.168.1.0/24 subnet for the NAT side of the modem (the same one your router is using). If that's the case, you need to change your router's LAN-side IP to something different. For example, make the DHCP server 192.168.2.2-192.168.2.100 with a mask of 255.255.255.0 and set the router's IP to 192.168.2.1. All of these should be able to be changed inside the router's control panel under LAN settings.

Besides that, it should be pretty much "plug and play" unless your connection was using PPPoE or a static IP address. When you first login to Cisco-Linksys routers, your WAN IP settings should be listed in the middle of the screen. Make sure Auto (DHCP) is selected and not static or PPPoE.




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