Wireless Setup - Linksys - WRT160N v2 (Linksys Firmware)

Linksys - WRT160N v2 (Linksys Firmware)

Wireless Setup Guide

Note: When setting up or changing your wireless settings it is a good idea to be plugged into the router with your network cable and not your wireless connection.
          If you are using your wireless connection and make any changes you will lose you wireless connection.

Step 1.

Open your favorite web browser and input your routers ip address in the address bar.
Please note that you must have the http:// in order to connect to your router/modem properly.

Need help finding you router IP address? Click here

Step 2.

Some router/modems require a username and/or password, if yours requires it, enter the routers username and password here.

If you don't know it you can check our list of default router and modem password list here.

If you have changed it and don't remember it you may have to reset your device to factory default using the reset button on most routers.

Step 3.

Once logged into your router click on the "Wireless" tab.

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Step 4.

By default 'Basic Wireless Setting' should be chosen, if not click it now.

For 'Wireless Configuration' mark 'Enable'

For 'Network Mode' set to 'Mixed'.

For 'Network Name (SSID)' set a name you would like to call your wireless.
What you put here is what will show up when you are searching for a wireless connection.

For 'Radio band' & 'Wide Channel' leave these at their defaults.

For 'SSID Broadcast' normally you will have this set to 'Enable'.
This will broadcast your wireless connection to be detected by your wireless card.
This is a good way for a standard user to find the network, but also why it is important to have wireless security in place.

Once all information is set click on 'Save Settings'

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Step 5.

Now click on 'Wireless Security'

For 'Security Mode:' you will have multiple options, for the sake of keeping this guide simple I recommend you choose WPA.
WPA is widely supported by wireless cards and allows you to set your own password.

Once you have your security set more boxes will appear on screen.

For setting your wireless password you will enter it into the 'Passphrase' or 'Password' box.

Once you have your setting all set click 'Save Settings'

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All done!